Louis Vuitton set the stage for an electrifying collection holding their Cruise 2018 show at the jaw-dropping Miho Museum in Kyoto, Japan

The Miho Museum was designed by architect I.M.Pei as his version of "Shangri-La" the mythic heaven on earth thought be tucked away in a Himalayan valley and this stunning setting was the inspiration behind the Louis Vuitton collection - fusing elements of current day urban cityscapes with ancient, delicate landscapes.

Specifically, the collection references Japan's rich cultural heritage with samurai, figurative engraving, inked landscapes, ceremonial dress, martial arts and traditional Japanese cinema all featuring throughout the pieces. It also pays tribute to cult eastern designer Kansaï Yamamoto who is best known for his collaborations with the late David Bowie on his extraordinary costumes.

The show was a star-studded event with Hollywood royalty Michelle Williams and Jennifer Connelly sitting FROW and next-gen cool kids representing via Sophie Turner (Game of Thrones) and Riley Keough.

Of the collection, designer Nicolas Ghesquière  said, "I visited the Miho Museum a few years ago and was fascinated by I.M.Pei's concept of the harmony between architecture and nature. Japan is a country I know well. It was one of the first places I travelled to when I was seeking inspiration, some twenty years ago, and I've been a regular visitor ever since. This collection is the culmination of what Japan has given to me for a very long time."

See every incredible look from Louis Vuitton’s Cruise 2018 Kyoto show