After stops in Rio de Janeiro and Paris, Louis Vuitton heads to Hong Kong with the expanded line of Horizon luggage. Now including a new soft-shelled version, Horizon Soft, the innovative line of rolling luggage was designed by Marc Newson with 21st-century travellers in mind. Available in a wide range of sizes, finishes and colors, from classic Monogram and Damier canvases to colorful Epi leathers or thermoformed knit jacquard, there is a Horizon suitcase for every inclination and destination.
Louis Vuitton's mainstay luggage line Horizon continues its world tour with a stop in Hong Kong.Horizon Luggage The Spirit of Travel
Louis Vuitton is delighted to unveil the new B Blossom fine jewellery collection at an exclusive pop-up store in London Selfridges, from 31st May until 14th July.
B Blossom breaks new ground by introducing a fine jewellery collection inspired by the confident woman who leaves a mark in her way. Fashioned for the Louis Vuitton tribe, this new interpretation of Louis Vuitton's signature flower presides throughout this fine jewellery collection as the seal of a modern-day avatar.
The star-shaped flower's iconic design created by Georges-Louis Vuitton in 1896 is reimagined and emboldened in the guise of a stylish spherical stamp to meld attitude with playfulness. It is magnified by the power of gold, stones and diamonds to redefine the signet ring and its play on heritage. Powerful and daring, this Louis Vuitton woman wears the art she inspires as an emblem of her independence and the essence of her femininity.
The collection includes seven playful rings that offer a versatile interpretation of the House's iconic design. Worn as single rings or stacked, they are available in malachite, onyx, white agate, pink opal, diamonds or plain gold in both yellow and pink gold. Other iconic pieces of the collection include statement piece signet rings and sumptuous bracelets with paved diamonds or onyx, as well as geometric monogram flower pendants that can be worn on short or long necklaces or bracelets, with earrings to complement the contrasting shapes.
B Blossom finds its beauty in a finely nuanced metamorphosis that encompassess the genesis of the original design, reinterpreted and sublimated to entrust Louis Vuitton's signature collection with a bold new attitude.
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The six Capucines bags in the new Artycapucines Collection showcase both the six artist’s creativity as well as the innovation and savoir-faire of Louis Vuitton’s ateliers.
Sam Falls’ Capucines began as a large original artwork that is reproduced in all its delicacy, depth, and texture using a jacquard weave, high-definition printing, and precise handmade embroidery. The bag’s beautifully worked fabric is accompanied by the natural simplicity of a mother-of-pearl logo and handle rings.
Urs Fischer’s “hanging sculpture” transforms his Capucines into a customizable work of art. The “blank canvas” of the bag’s white Taurillon leather comes with six hyper-realistic, hand-painted silicone pieces of fruit and vegetables, which can each be hung from the bag on a delicate gold-plated brass chain.
Inspired by the flower on Louis Vuitton’s Monogram canvas, the patches on Nicholas Hlobo’s Capucines appear to have grown organically from its interior. Painstakingly attached with heavily worked embroidery, their blue tones and contrasting texture stand out against the bag’s smooth black exterior to create a beautiful, handmade hybrid object.
High-gloss Los Angeles life is transplanted to the most Parisian of bags in Alex Israel’s Capucines, which showcases the prodigious craft of Louis Vuitton’s ateliers. As the waves of deep, lustrously colored leather glisten, two decorative, yet functional surfboard fins rise from the interior: one has a comb attached, the other a mirror.
Nineteen types of leather – some upcycled from Louis Vuitton ateliers – are used in the remarkable patchwork that graces Tschabalala Self’s Capucines. The shapes, based upon her deconstruction of the House’s Monogram pattern, are attached using deliberately imperfect stitching to instigate an unconventional dialogue with the bag’s perfectly crafted exterior.
The matte pink LV logo and playful giraffe charm are perfectly set off by the predominantly black and white body of Jonas Wood’s Capucines. This pattern, based upon a “landscape pot” painting of his, is first printed onto the bag’s exterior, before being embroidered with over 200,000 stitches to create an impression of rich tactile texture and depth.Collaboration Limited-Edition
Louis Vuitton presents Time Capsule, a journey through the history of the House, starting from 7th June.
Louis Vuitton presents Time Capsule, a journey through the history of the House, which revisits its landmark innovations in technology and design in Sino–Ocean Taikoo Li, Chengdu. Traveling from the House’s beginnings in 1854 to the present day, the story is told using rare and celebrated objects selected from the Louis Vuitton archives.
Time Capsule demonstrates the ways in which Louis Vuitton has anticipated the needs and desires of a changing world over 160 years. As advances in transport have accelerated our movement around the world, so Louis Vuitton has continued to address new challenges faced by travelers with imaginative and ingenious creations.
TIME CAPSULE, CHENGDU
Temple Plaza, Sino-Ocean Taikoo Li Chengdu
June 7th – July 14th , 2019
Monday through Sunday – 10:00am – 10:00pm
Sam Falls, Urs Fischer, Alex Israel, Nicholas Hlobo, Tchabalala Self, and Jonas Wood have each designed a limited-edition Capucines bag, working closely with Louis Vuitton’s ateliers.
Sam Falls uses the natural world to create artworks that explore the materiality of colour and light through photographic techniques and everyday objects. He creates his abstract landscapes by covering large canvases with organic matter, such as branches, leaves and flowers, from a specific locale, dusting the arrangement with pigment and leaving them exposed to the elements. When the organic elements are removed, they leave behind silhouettes and patterns imprinted upon the canvas, like enigmatic ghosts. Each work – intimately linked to the place of its making and the meteorological and environmental conditions that it experienced – becomes a unique time-specific record of the natural world. Born in 1984 in San Diego, Sam Falls studied physics, linguistics and philosophy before becoming an artist; he now lives and works in Los Angeles.
Urs Fischer is best known for his large-scale sculptures and installations that reveal a deep fascination in the spontaneous processes of transformation and decay. His work, which often features monumental everyday objects, includes a life-sized Swiss chalet made from loaves of sourdough bread, foam and wood; a painted aluminium sculpture of a huge packet of cigarettes intersected by half a dining chair; and a monumental 20-tonne, 7-metre-high bronze sculpture in which a large desk lamp springs from the head of a giant teddy bear. Fischer’s most recent work has included life-sized wax sculptures of people made as candles. They are lit and left to burn until the sculpture has melted and disintegrated. Urs Fischer was born in 1973 in Zurich, Switzerland, where he studied photography at the Schule für Gestaltung. He now lives and works in New York.
Alex Israel’s work places the artist at the centre of a searching exploration of popular media, Hollywood, the cult of celebrity and the American dream, as seen through the lens of his hometown, Los Angeles. His wide-ranging oeuvre mixes art and branding, the cultural and the commercial, in a variety of media, including paintings, sculptures, murals, a sunglasses brand, an ongoing talk-show series with leading Californian cultural figures (As it Lays), and a featurelength film (SPF-18). At the heart of his work is a forensic, yet heartfelt study of the city of Los Angeles, built upon curiosity and a drive to locate his own changing place within the city’s nexus of creativity, influence and desire. For Israel, to focus in on Los Angeles and its powerful cultural and social spheres, its contradictions and its beauty, is to understand the obsessions not just of America, but also of the world. Born in 1982, Alex Israel graduated from Yale University, Connecticut (BA), and the University of Southern California, Los Angeles (MFA).
Nicholas Hlobo’s installations and intricate two- and three-dimensional objects are both a commentary on the democratic realities of South Africa since the end of apartheid’s legalised discrimination in 1994, and an investigation of his own ethnic, gender and cultural identity. Born in Cape Town in 1975, Hlobo studied fine art at Technikon Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, where he still lives. His hybrid artworks are melded and woven together from tactile materials, such as discarded ribbon, leather, wood and rubber. In these works, each of the chosen materials has a specific association with a different form of personal or political identity, allowing Hlobo to create complex visual narratives that reflect – and reflect upon – the dichotomies of modern-day South Africa, and his own position and experiences within it.
Tschabalala Self’s artistic practice is concerned with the iconographic significance of the black female body in contemporary US culture, as well as its emotional, physical and psychological impact. Examining the intersection of race, gender and sexuality, Self looks at how collective fantasies around the black female body have created a cultural niche in which lies our understanding of black femininity. Her depictions of exaggerated female bodies are built upon a multilayered use of painting and printmaking, using sewn, printed and painted materials that draw upon different artistic and craft traditions. Born in Harlem, New York, in 1990, Tschabalala Self graduated from Bard College in 2012 and Yale School of Art in 2015. She currently lives and works in New Haven, Connecticut.
With their disorientating compressions of space and saturation of patterns, Jonas Wood’s lush and colourful works invoke the worlds of artists such as Henri Matisse and David Hockney. The Los Angeles-based artist’s works are composed from a process of layering and collaging from sources like photographs and drawings, which he transforms through distinctive variations of shapes, colours and geometric patterns. Wood often uses the outlines of pots and vases – created by his artist wife, Shio Kusaka – as frames within the frame, covering the vessels with striking images featuring bright green golf courses, coral reefs and exotic fish, basketballs, a luxuriant garden or a painter’s studio. Jonas Wood was born in Boston, USA, in 1977. He graduated in 1999 from Hobart and William Smith Colleges, New York, and was awarded an MFA from the University of Washington, Seattle, in 2002.Collaborations Limited-Edition