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All The Coolest Destinations That Have Inspired Fashion Designers You Should Visit

#1: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Parisian fashion house Louis Vuitton staged its Resort 2017 fashion show at the city’s Niteroi Contemporary Art Museum, a futuristic building that is surrounded by awe-inspiring views of the Guanabara Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. Nicolas Ghesquiere rightfully imbued the city’s bright and colourful culture into the collection, evident in the sporty silhouettes, racing stripes and boombox bags. Image: #2: Santa Monica, California
Maria Grazia Chiuri brought Dior’s Cruise 2018 show all the way to the far-flung locale of the West Coast. Held at the Upper Las Virgenes Canyon Open Space Preserve, its trails are usually used for outdoor activities such as hiking and horse riding. From the dark earthy tones of brown and burnt orange to the presence of fringe and cowboy boots and hats, the wild west vibe was clear in the collection. Image: @documentjournal’s Twitter #3: Greece
Though not exactly Greece itself, Karl Lagerfeld spared no efforts to recreate a majestic set reminiscent of Ancient Greece in the middle of Paris for Chanel’s Resort 2018 collection. Models strutted down the runway, flanked by colossal crumbling columns, in lace-up gladiator sandals, luxe braided headbands and gold and bronze-toned pieces, while sporting the perfect cat-eye that would make even Cleopatra proud. Image: #4: Florence, Italy
Another reason to head for Greece: Alessandro Michele actually wanted the Pantheon in Athens for Gucci’s Cruise 2018 show. When that didn’t materialise, Michele decided on Florence, the birthplace of the Renaissance. Held at the Palatine gallery of the Palazzo Pitti, the audience was surrounded by works of Italian masters as models made their way around the gilded room donning clothes inspired by – what else? – the rich renaissance period. Image: @vitadailyvan’s Twitter #5: Kyoto, Japan
Louis Vuitton deserves a second shout-out on this list with its Resort 2018 collection that was held just outside of Kyoto at the Miho Museum. Surrounded by lush greenery, the museum designed by renowned architect I. M. Pe features a suspension bridge which models walked across while wearing clothes rife with Japanese references to the uniform of samurai warriors, as well as donning heavy kabuki-inspired makeup. Image: @chrispianeduard’s Twitter   Like this? Check out Louis Vuitton just showed their Cruise 2018 collection in Kyoto and there’s a lot to love, 5 things we love about Chanel’s Resort 2018 show and style star Yoyo Cao’s top picks from the Gucci Cruise 2018 show.