And so the glamorous Cruise collection global showcases continue. Today, the world’s fashion press converge at Kyoto, Japan, for Louis Vuitton’s highly anticipated Cruise 2018 runway show, set to be held in the spectacular Miho Museum, designed by IM Pei, who also designed the Grand Louvre and its signature glass pyramids in Paris.

Both the country of choice and location are in keeping with the French design house’s tradition. Last year, this show was held at another postcard-perfect museum, the spectacular Niterói Contemporary Art Museum in Rio de Janeiro.

As for Japan, Louis Vuitton has had a long and fruitful relationship with the country and its creatives, having opened its first store there almost 40 years ago and since celebrated iconic collaborations with its contemporary artists, including such as Takashi Murakami (remember those signature winking daisies and cartoon eyeballs), Yayoi Kusama and most recently, Hiroshi Fujiwara.

See here for GRAZIA’s Guide to Kyoto, Japan

Cover image: Inside the Miho Museum, Kyoto (Supplied)