Louis Vuitton has added two new additions to its “Fashion Eye” book series, which invites artists from around the world to create travel diaries, illustrations and photographs dedicated to a country, region, city or place.
This spring, Louis Vuitton adds Kyoto by Mayumi Hosokura and Normandie by Jean Moral.
According to the brand, photographer Mayumi Hosokura explores the contrast of her hometown of Kyoto in Japan, revealing both its ancient past as an imperial capital and its vibrant modernity today.
“Seen through his lens, the shadows of the trees coexist with diaphanous bodies adorned with tattoos. Mayumi Hosokura elegantly portrays the little-known secrets of Kyoto, bathed in silence away from tourism and urban bustle, ”Louis Vuitton said in a statement.
The second book focuses on the Normandy beach region in northern France, with photographs taken by illustrator and graphic designer Jean Moral in the 1930s. Initially, on assignment for Harper’s Bazaar in 1933, Moral is said to have: “immortalized Normandy in photos taken during the winter. Her black and white photographs provide an intimate perspective of passengers and crew, all in support of the star, the ship itself, creating an absolutely fascinating and timeless journey.
Originally launched in 2016, the ‘Fashion Eye’ book series celebrates the art of travel synonymous with Louis Vuitton and includes Saint Tropez, Ukraine, Morocco, Iran, Shanghai, India, Greece , Bali, California and the Silk Road, to name but a few.
Images: Louis Vuitton