|The fusion of urban and natural that so pervades Japan has served Louis Vuitton as a starting point for this collection. The 2018 cruise collection alternates between the present day and a noble ancestral civilization, between futurism and poetry, between huge, vibrant cities and delicate landscapes and there is perhaps no better symbol of the quest to marry extreme modernity with natural surroundings than the Miho Museum. The garments recall samurai, figurative engraving, inked landscapes, ceremonial dress, the keikogi of martial arts, the Kurosawa cinematic dramaturgy, or the unique melancholy of Kitano. Urban pantsuits and architectural tunics are designed in the spirit of Hokusai. Interwoven jersey and leather sweaters recall the armor of Japanese warriors. Evening dresses gleam with Noh theater gold. Handbags and clutches are decorated with Kabuki masks.