with contributions from Miles Socha
 on May 28, 2016

RIO DE JANEIRO – Louis Vuitton’s resort collection touched down here Saturday, channeling the city’s colorful and tropical spirit with sporty references and an urban, futuristic flavor.

Staged at the Contemporary Art Museum (MAC), a white modernist structure that looks like a flying saucer perched on a cliff above the waters of Rio’s Guanabara Bay, the show was framed by the city’s breathtaking, deep green mountainous landscape. The setting sun was reflected on Sugarloaf mountain, majestically guarding the entrance of the bay from the Atlantic Ocean. Below the Christ the Redeemer statue, the city seemed to spring out of the green forest.

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