• A CELEBRATION OF MONOGRAM

    • A CELEBRATION OF MONOGRAM - Louis Vuitton Heritage NEWS
    The Icon And The Iconoclasts is a special project instigated by Louis Vuitton to celebrate the iconic Monogram.

    Six renowned and creative iconoclasts, Frank Gehry, Rei Kawakubo, Karl Lagerfeld, Christian Louboutin, Marc Newson and Cindy Sherman, have each been given carte blanche to create a personally inspired bag and/or a piece of luggage, using the iconic Monogram while keeping with the brand’s spirit of innovation, collaboration and daring.

    Spanning, blurring and redefining the disciplines of art, architecture and design, this diverse and extraordinary group has created a unique collection.

    The project itself was initiated by Delphine Arnault, Executive Vice President of Louis Vuitton and Nicolas Ghesquière, Louis Vuitton’s Artistic Director of Women’s Collections.

    “When we talked with Nicolas Ghesquière about the extraordinary talents we would like to approach we simply went to those who are among the best in their fields,” says Delphine Arnault. “We were interested in people who work with their minds and their hands. I thought it was so interesting – and fun! – to have all of these different points of view on the Monogram. It is inspiring to see how they envision things, to see their perspectives. This is a group of geniuses.”

    “Monogram is timeless, yet with this project we wanted to celebrate it in a way that defied the conventions of ‘classic’ says Michael Burke, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Louis Vuitton.

    These very exclusive and limited editions will be available in selected Louis Vuitton stores worldwide from mid-October 2014. "The Icon and The Iconoclasts: The Celebration of Monogram" launch event will take place in New York City on November 7th, 2014.

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  • TAMBOUR EVOLUTION

    • TAMBOUR EVOLUTION - Louis Vuitton Fashion NEWS
    Tambour eVolution is an aesthetical departure from the original Tambour, rewriting the codes of Louis Vuitton’s iconic watch and offering a rarely equaled feeling of power and technical expertise.

    Designed for the modern, urban, globetrotting man, the Tambour eVolution is the definitive evocation of everyday performance. Available with a self-winding GMT or GMT-chronograph caliber, with a day/night indicator, in steel or pink gold, the Tambour eVolution combines modernity and passion for travel.

    Edgy and competitive, the Tambour eVolution draws on the energy of its dual-material assembly: steel (or gold) combined with Black MMC. Used primarily in the aerospace industry and the highly competitive world of Formula 1, Black MMC – Metal Matrix Composite (MMC) - presents exceptional hard-wearing and lightweight qualities. It propels the Tambour eVolution into the world of very high technology.

    Enter the Tambour eVolution world here.

    Tags: Watches & Jewellery, Savoir-Faire

  • LOUIS VUITTON 2014 PRECOLLECTION WINTER ESSENTIAL’S

    • LOUIS VUITTON 2014 PRECOLLECTION WINTER ESSENTIAL’S  - Louis Vuitton Fashion NEWS
    • LOUIS VUITTON 2014 PRECOLLECTION WINTER ESSENTIAL’S  - Louis Vuitton Fashion NEWS
    • LOUIS VUITTON 2014 PRECOLLECTION WINTER ESSENTIAL’S  - Louis Vuitton Fashion NEWS
    A Women’s Prefall and Icons collections for Louis Vuitton inspired by Charlotte Perriand’s modern, timeless and comfortable allure to be twisted with the 80’s top models’ hypnotic silhouette.

    Upon returning from Japan in the 1940s, the architect, designer and photographer, Charlotte Perriand, wrote: “A new way of living awaited me there: work, leisure, discovery, representation. I had made up my wardrobe with interchangeable “modules,” as in my investigations of standardization: four skirts, long or short, for the lower body and sweaters, blouses and bustiers for the top, all of which combined to give me at least 16 possibilities. By adding scarves, stoles, atypical jewels and gloves, I achieved wide variety with a great deal of surprise and fantasy.”

    In this regard, the clothes from the 2014/2015 Icons collection are designed to face the challenges of a busy woman’s life. The wardrobe offers modern comfort and nomad elegance, together with exceptional craftsmanship and a basic colour palette including burgundy, park green, navy, black and beige.

    To add effortless glamour to your silhouette, the 2014 Prefall collection associates the essence of the 1980s throughout new suiting, fluid dresses, outerwear, with contrasted elements such as leather, fur, sequins graffiti prints and embroideries.

    Tags: Ready to Wear, Icons, Prefall, Charlotte Perriand, Photography

  • MICHELLE WILLIAMS AND CAPUCINES ON AIR

    Discover the film from Louis Vuitton’s latest advertising campaign featuring Golden Globe winning actress, Michelle Williams, and the Capucines handbag available in new shades.

    In this film, Michelle Williams is revealed in a new light including her special acting talents as she projects a new facet of femininity.
    Proposed in three different sizes, from mini to larger versions, the Capucines handbag is versatile with a refined short handle and removable long strap. Also, its closure can be worn either with the flap outside to uncover a discrete flower signature, or inside for an iconic look with the exclusive LV appearing.

    The Capucines’ sophistication is highlighted by the Taurillon leather, studded rings on the sides of each handle inspired by the House’s jewellery design, and a contrasted lining for a perfect finish.

    Discover more on the Capucines handbag Here.

    Tags: Ad Campaign, Leather Goods, Video, Michelle Williams

  • STEVE MCQUEEN AT THE ESPACE LOUIS VUITTON TOKYO

    • STEVE MCQUEEN AT THE ESPACE LOUIS VUITTON TOKYO - Louis Vuitton Art & Travel NEWS
    • STEVE MCQUEEN AT THE ESPACE LOUIS VUITTON TOKYO - Louis Vuitton Art & Travel NEWS
    • STEVE MCQUEEN AT THE ESPACE LOUIS VUITTON TOKYO - Louis Vuitton Art & Travel NEWS
    The exhibition “Steve McQueen” is taking place at the Espace culturel in Tokyo now through August 17th, 2014.

    Espace Louis Vuitton Tokyo presents a new and original work by the acclaimed British artist and filmmaker, Steve McQueen, who was awarded most recently a 2014 Academy for Best Picture among a long list of accolades.

    Created with an extreme economy of means, his work hovers between the personal and the universal, the literal and the abstract, evading specific definitions and multiplying experiential and interpretive possibilities.

    Unveiled for the first time, this new commission, created with the support of the Espace Louis Vuitton Tokyo brings together various elements of McQueen 's creative signature. It delivers the viewer into a highly sensory experience where both visual and sonic components come together to create the possibility for self-reflection and even self-revelation.

    Steve McQueen
    Duration: 26th April 2014 - 17th August 2014
    Address: Louis Vuitton Omotesando Bldg. 7F 5-7-5 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0001, JAPAN
    Tel: +81 (0)3 5766 1094
    Hours: 12 pm - 8pm
    Regular holiday: not fixed
    Free admission

    Discover more detail on the exhibition here.

    ©Louis Vuitton / Jérémie Souteyrat, Courtesy of Espace Louis Vuitton Tokyo

    Tags: Exhibition, Espace culturel, Photography