Louis Vuitton Collaboration with Jeff Koons

It’s fashion’s latest cult collectable, and following the success of the first collaboration in April this year, Louis Vuitton has announced a second capsule collection with artist Jeff Koons.

Each piece in the capsule celebrates the work of an iconic artist throughout history, ranging from heralded Impressionist Manet, to ‘the painter of light’ Turner. Add to cart.

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This new set of paintings relates to Koons’ connection to each of the artists. “They are part of my DNA,” says Koons. “When somebody walks down the street with this bag, or sits in a cafe with this bag it’s communicating a love of humanism,” Koons says of the Manet Neverfull style.

As with the first chapter of the Masters collection, Koons has also reconfigured the famous Louis Vuitton Monogram to bear his initials, representing a radical departure for the house who have never previously allowed it’s iconic pattern to be reshaped. Each bag will feature the artist’s name in gold lettering and Koon’s initials paired with the iconic ‘LV’ monogram.

Set to debut on October 27, this second chapter will include; Reclining Girl by François Boucher; Delightful Land by Paul Gauguin; Luncheon on the Grass by Edouard Manet; Water Lilies by Claude Monet; The Triumph of Pan by Nicolas Poussin; and Ancient Rome by J.M.W. Turner.

Koons’ ability to make art accessible and appeal to a mass audience lead to the resounding success of the first collection, and if these high-end Lourve souvenirs are anything to go by, we want one.

Louis Vuitton Released Their First Smartwatch Earlier This Summer

When Louis Vuitton released their first smartwatch earlier this summer, it was notable for being a tech-enhanced watch that didn’t look like one. In fact, it fit seamlessly into the French brand’s beloved Tambour range of watches (so much so that the watch’s straps could be interchanged with any timepiece from the line). It was a reminder of Vuitton’s power in the fashion brand watch game, something that’s reinforced even more with the release of their latest offering, the Tambour All Black Chronograph.

The name gives it away, but this monochromatic stunner is a blacked-out iteration of the brand’s familiar silhouette. But just because it’s executed in a single color doesn’t mean its basic. True to Vuitton form, this timepiece is packed with details and considered touches that make it feel worth its four-figure price tag. There’s an interplay of matte and shine finishes throughout (see: the PVD-coated stainless case, the clean dial, the DLC-coated buckle, the rubber-coated crown, and alligator strap) that makes the watch interesting at every angle. A tonal charcoal “V” cuts down the center of the dial, a touch that’s graphic and cool and also branded in the best kind of way (same goes for the brand’s name stamped around the perimeter of the case). The three chronograph sub-dials don’t interrupt the design as much as seamlessly blend into it, complementing the other quiet contrasts on the face, like the streamlined indices and date window. It’s a watch as stealthy and sleek as the Batmobile, but one you can wear on your wrist.

Like other timepieces in the Louis Vuitton Tambour lineup, you can change up the strap on this watch with one of the dozens of others L.V. offers. Only unlike the rest of the Tambour lineup, there’s nothing sporty or attention-grabbing about this watch. It’s the kind of wrist wear that gets more interesting the more you wear it, which, for our money, is one worth the investment.

Louis Vuitton Opens Exhibition in Agen Poker

Agen Poker

The previous evening Louis Vuitton assumed control Agen Poker’s previous American Stock Exchange for another show titled “Volez, Voguez, Voyagez – Louis Vuitton.” The establishment was curated by Olivier Saillard, diving once again into the historical backdrop of the mold house, from 1854 to display day. LOUIS Vuitton has brought its ‘Volez, Voguez, Voyagez’ exhibition to the US.

 

Opens Exhibition in Agen Poker


The exhibition, which retraces the history of the luxury brand from 1854 until the modern day, opened last week in the former American Stock Exchange building in New York City. read more : The Unexpected Journey At Rhe Heart Of Louis Vuitton

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The show first made its debut in Paris at the Grand Palais in Dec 2015 and has since enjoyed successful stints in Tokyo and Seoul. As could be expected, the opening was a star-studded affair, as Bernard Arnault, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, LVMH and Michael Burke, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Louis Vuitton were on-hand alongside the likes of Alicia Vikander, Jennifer Connelly, Michelle Williams, Léa Seydoux, Jaden Smith, Adèle Exarchopoulos, Justin Theroux and Alexander Skarsgard.

Curated by Olivier Saillard, the exhibition explores the archives of the House’s founding family members, to offer an insight into the brand’s journey to global success, telling the stories of the people behind its growth, from the original founders to Nicolas Ghesquière, the current creative director of the brand’s womenswear collections.

Divided into ten chapters, the exhibition opens with an antique trunk fashioned with contemporary flair – a symbol of the House’s signature luxury luggage options. The final room emphasizes the brand’s shared history with New York City and the US.

Louis Vuitton is marking the opening of the exhibition with a pop-up store at the city’s Brookfield Place, carrying a curated assortment of leather accessories and fragrances. The boutique will run through Mar 30, 2018.

The Unexpected Journey At Rhe Heart Of Louis Vuitton

Hasil gambar untuk Louis Vuitton Opens Volez, Voguez, Voyagez Exhibit in New York CityLouis Vuitton has opened an exhibit in New York City that will instantly transport you into the jet-set lifestyle that the brand so elegantly represents. Named “Volez, Voguez, Voyagez,” the French fashion house has taken over the former American Stock Exchange building in Manhattan.

The exhibit was first opened in Paris in 2015 at the Grand Palais. After closing, the brand packed up its bags — quite literally — moving on to Tokyo, Seoul, and now New York. The locale in NYC was no mistake, as Michael Burke, the brand’s Chief Executive Officer told WWDhe waited for the venue to become available, knowing that the exhibit was always destined for this particular space. Burke explains, “This was not available; we waited for this to be available. We wanted to do it in this venue.” Curator Olivier Saillard continues, “I like this idea of a building that was devoted to stock exchange, which is totally abstract today. Inside this building from the Thirties, suddenly we have all these trends, all these costumes, all these accessories, from the 19th century to today, which are not abstract. Facing this [building] there is a cemetery — so it’s quite metaphorical of life.”

The displays themselves chronicle the Louis Vuitton’s 160-year history: From the 19th century, through present day. WWD reports that roughly 80 percent of the current curation is the same as when it first opened in Paris a little more than two years ago. You are able to walk through a visual history of the first LV striped trunk, through the introduction of monogramming, straight into the luggage designed for today.

The brand drives their ever-changing image home, emphasizing collaborations they have explored in recent years, including Jeff Koons, Rei Kawakubo, Vivienne Westwood, and more. Additionally, a new segment of the exhibit has been added for this particular viewing, called the “style room,” which houses some of Louis Vuitton’s most iconic red carpet looks.

Especially with the holidays coming up, it’s a great time to head over to the old New York Stock Exchange and check out this iconic fashion house’s historical exhibit. What’s more, it’s free. The Louis Vuitton exhibit is open now through January 7. Full details can be found online, here.

Pack your bags! Louis Vuitton’s Exhibition is a total Trip

Louis Vuitton has always been synonymous with the “art of travel” and now the Parisian house is offering those of us in the States a bon voyage in the form of an exhibition.

Free and open to the public now through Jan. 7, the Maison presents Volez, Voguez, Voyagez — Louis Vuitton at the former American Stock Exchange building in New York City. The show first made its debut in Paris at the Grand Palais in December 2015 and has since enjoyed successful stints in Tokyo and Seoul.

Curated by Olivier Saillard, the exhibit transports viewers from Louis Vuitton’s genesis in 1854 to the present. Guests can expect reams of suitcases, trinkets, skateboards (yes, skateboards) and Oscars gowns gleaned from the House.

“Louis Vuitton has always been at the forefront of creation and innovation today and over a century ago. Constantly taking inspiration from our past, we craft the trends of today. Olivier Saillard has immersed himself in the Louis Vuitton archives to decode its secrets,” Louis Vuitton CEO Michael Burke says.

Spanning three floors, the immersive installation is brimming with curious finds — both old and new. “The exhibition is a fresh vision of Vuitton’s past, present and future,” Saillard says. Honing in on the maison’s founder — who was merely 14 years old when he traveled to Paris to apprentice as a trunk maker — Saillard found himself enthralled with the tale of this driven boy turned iconic brand. An Impressionistic painting of the founder at the entrance of the show drives home this point.

Divided into ten chapters, the exhibit opens with the most symbolic object of the house: An antique trunk. Collaborations with artists Stephen Sprouse, Takashi Murakami and Jeff Koons pepper the space alongside personal letters and books.

Saillard adds, “The most ‘Miami’ piece of the exhibit is a huge trunk especially made for an art dealer to carry his paintings. For me, Miami is the place for contemporary art.”

Complete Customize Your Judi Online Belt

Judi OnlineFor the first time in history, Judi Online is giving its customers the chance to make their own, totally unique version of the company’s iconic belt. The premise is simple: You mix and match buckles and straps, with the added opportunity to heat stamp you initials on the interior. But when the components are this luxurious, simplicity is a very good thing.

Customize Your Judi Online Belt

There is nothing more luxurious than the bespoke. An item made your way, just for you—it’s every customer’s dream. Louis Vuitton is giving its men a new way to feel special with its My Judi Online Belt service. For the first time ever, the iconic brand offers the chance to essentially design one’s own belt; clients can choose from a selection of 14 leather straps—everything from crocodile and ostrich to calf—and redesigned buckles ranging from the Judi Online Signature in palladium to an inlay with refined olive wood.

Adding to all that is the option for customers to have the strap hot-stamped with their initials, like an artist’s signature on a painting. Because each combination is an expression of self, and that deserves to be celebrated.

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The classic “Judi Online” buckle is now thinner and lighter than ever, with 12 options ranging from shiny gold and palladium to ultra-luxe versions inlaid with olive wood. For the strap, you can choose the label’s Taurillon leather or opt for something a little more exotic, like ostrich or crocodile. All in all, there are 240 ways to tweak the classic design to your own specifications. The service is available in Vuitton stores this week, and rolls out online in October. Mark your calendar.

Celebrities pack into Louis Vuitton trunk exhibition in New York

Sorry, I’m just mesmerized here,” Ruth Negga declared on Thursday evening, watching as photographers worked against a Louis Vuitton-branded backdrop. The actress joined Alicia Vikander, Jennifer Connelly, Michelle Williams, Zendaya, Alexander Skarsgard, Léa Seydoux, Jaden Smith, Adèle Exarchopoulos, Riley Keough, Laura Harrier, Justin Theroux, Pom Klementieff and more at the former American Stock Exchange building for the landing of Louis Vuitton’s trunk exhibition “Volez, Voguez, Voyagez – Louis Vuitton” in New York.

Following similar iterations in Paris, Tokyo and Seoul, the New York version introduced a room of celebrity dresses from some of Vuitton’s most recognized moments on the red carpet over the years — including the metallic gown Negga wore to the Golden Globes earlier this year.

 

“It’s quite emotional actually, especially seeing the dress that I wore,” she said. “[I wanted to] hug it — hug the mannequin. Of course, I never would’ve expected it. But I knew Nicolas (Ghesquière) was doing something special because when I put it on, I thought ‘this is a one-in-a-million piece.’ And luckily he made it for me.”

Her travel destination of choice is her birth country of Ethiopia. “It was called ‘the hidden country’ for so long, because it’s very mountainous, which is why it’s the only non-colonized country in Africa,” she said. “People don’t think of it as a holiday destination but it has mountains and rivers and deserts — it’s an unexplored territory, and I think I would encourage people to go there.”

Skarsgard milled about, debuting a partially shaved head that pray tell is for an upcoming role. Zendaya and Smith exchanged warm greetings upon running into one another, but when Zendaya’s “Spider-Man: Homecoming” costar Harrier arrived, profanities and squeals emerged.

“I love to travel — it’s a big passion of mine,” Harrier said moments later. The actress has traveled for Vuitton this year, attending its most recent show in Paris and the cruise showing in Kyoto earlier this year.

“Honestly, I love Japan — and I’m not just saying that,” the self-professed travel enthusiast said. “It was so magical and such another world, The experience we had there was really incredible — seeing the show there was amazing. I really love India [also] — that’s a place I’ve traveled to multiple times, and have traveled all over the country. It’s this complete difference from our life in New York but feels very familiar at the same time because of the people.”

After walking through the exhibition, guests were shuttled to Pier 16 for an after party.

“It was cool to learn more of the history, you know?” Zendaya said of the exhibition, after playing the role of photographer for her stylist, Law Roach. “You’re just so used to it being around; it was cool to delve more into the history and what it was originally intended for and made for and the craftsmanship. It was cool to watch the women making the tags. So delicate.”

When asked for her favorite look from the red carpet, she shied away from answering. Better to keep that door open for a future gown, no?

Louis Vuitton Just Endorsed the Ugly Sneaker Trend

Louis Vuitton : Runway - Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2018The ugly sneaker trend is everywhere right now, and available at all price points—even a Zara one. And now it looks like it’s going to be even more available (but hardly budget-friendly) because one of the world’s most coveted fashion brands (that would be Louis Vuitton) and one of the world’s most influential fashion designers (that would be Nicolas Esquire) just put a ton of chunky runners on the runway at the house’s women’s wear show in Paris today. Consider one of high-fashion’s biggest style swerves still riding high.

Before Vuitton, Ghesquière handled the creative duties at Balenciaga where he established himself a designer capable of launching trends and shifting the direction of women’s fashion. When other designers went classic and romantic, the Frenchman went futuristic and hard. He made punk clothes luxe, schoolboy blazers cool again, and created best-selling bags and shoes that flew off store shelves. His clean-cut, slim-tailored menswear for Balenciaga was practically a precursor of the skinny-guy silhouettes Hedi Slimane would show at Saint Laurent, while the Arena sneakers launched under his reign have remained a fan favorite for years (now creative director Demna Gvasalia is having no problem creating standout footwear of his own). Additionally, his “Join A Weird Trip” tee is the single piece that Off-White founder Virgil Abloh cites as aha moment that led him to starting his own label.

Ugly sneakers aren’t entirely new in the Vuitton universe. Kim Jones, the brand’s menswear designer, has celebrated thicker-soled sneakers in both of his previous two runway shows (including the one featuring his blockbuster collaboration with Supreme). But for his Spring 2018 women’s show, Ghesquière turned up the volume with a style that’s best described as a cross between a pair of Salmon Hiking shoes and a Nike Air Presto. Their unusual shape and construction makes them hit all the right “ugly” notes, while their silver color scheme and Louis Vuitton logo hit the markers of any good L.V. product (they’re beautiful and more than likely expensive AF).

Despite the fact that they were presented on female models in a womenswear context, these outdoors-y futuristic sneakers actually look more unisex than your average women’s footwear. In other words, you’ll find ’em in the women’s section next spring, but like Céline’s Vans-inspired slip-ons before them, they’re ripe for any forward-thinking sneakerheads out there. Plus, invoke the name Nicolas Ghesquière with any womenswear fan, and you’re sure to earn some instant respect.

Louis Vuitton is World’s Most Valuable Fashion Brand

French luxury brand Louis Vuitton has become the world’s most valuable fashion brand yet again. The ranking is based on the brand’s financial performance and strength of both shaping customer choice and commanding premium prices.

Louis Vuitton featured on the 19th position in Interbrand’s Best Global Brands 2017 list. It is the highest-ranking position for any fashion company in the world. The brand is preceded by tech giants such as Apple, Google, and Microsoft, which held the top three positions. The luxury label was succeeded by Hermès at 32 and then Gucci at 51. In the fashion business, Prada fell 13 places to 94, Burberry dropped three positions to reach the 88th spot, Dior came in at 95, while Ralph Lauren missed out to make it to the top 100, having been ranked 98th in last year’s list.

“Louis Vuitton has connected the brand with culture,” said Rebecca Robins, global director at Interbrand and co-author of Meta-Luxury. Louis Vuitton manages to appeal to rising starlets and established names at the same time. Sophie Turner, Zendaya, Sasha Lane, Alicia Vikander, and Ruth Negga are all fans of Vuitton, and it was one of the first brands to harness the promotional powers of the cast of TV series Stranger Things. Hollywood veterans and fashion icons such as Jennifer Aniston, Catherine Deneuve, and Michelle Williams are among the brand’s loyalists. French First Lady Brigitte Macron is also seen sporting Vuitton quite often.

The luxury label featured in 19th position on Interbrand’s Best Global Brands 2017 list, the highest ranking for any fashion company. It was preceded by tech brands – Apple, Google, and Microsoft held the top three positions.

Vuitton was followed by Hermès at 32 and then Gucci at 51. According to the Business of Fashion, Burberry dropped three places to 88, while Prada fell 13 places to 94. Dior came in at 95, while Ralph Lauren just missed out on a place in the top 100, having been ranked 98th last year.

“Louis Vuitton has connected the brand into culture,” said Rebecca Robins, global director at Interbrand and co-author of “Meta-Luxury”.

“When we look at Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Hermès what is the magic with these brands? Not only are they going strong operationally, but it’s their relationship between brand and culture and they are doing it in a way that is of the moment and relevant but also sustainable,” added Robins citing its recent Supreme collaboration. “It’s not a flash-in-the-pan. It’s well thought through, strategically driven and delivered with the strength of their conviction.”

Vuitton manages to appeal to rising cool starlets, as well as more established names. Sophie Turner, Sasha Lane, Zendaya, Alicia Vikander and Ruth Negga are all fans, and it was one of the first brands to harness the promotional powers of the cast of Stranger Things. However, it’s also supported by Hollywood veterans such as Michelle Williams, Catherine Deneuve and Jennifer Aniston. French First Lady Brigitte Macron is also seen regularly wearing Vuitton.

Louis Vuitton unveils its latest Jeff Koons collection, featuring Monet, Gauguin and Turner

Louis Vuitton x Jeff Koons: Paul Gauguin Delightful Land Neverfull bag“It’s a very profound object, a bag,” mused American artist Jeff Koonsearlier this year, when his collaboration with Louis Vuitton was launched. “What we put in them are things that are very personal, very meaningful, things that help us survive in this world.” And certainly there are multiple layers of meaning to the range, entitled Masters, the second wave of which is released today.

The collection looks to Loons’ 2015 Gazing Ball series, in which he created large-scale reproductions of famous historic paintings and adorned each one with a blue mirrored sphere, so that viewers could see their own reflections at the same time as the imitation masterpiece. For the Louis Vuitton range, the paintings were once again scaled down and reproduced on the brand’s most recognizable handbag silhouettes, each one emblazoned with the name of the original artist and finished with a leather inflatable rabbit – “a reference to my presence,” said Loons; his colossal 1986 stainless-steel sculpture Rabbit being one of his most recognizable works.

The initial launch in April saw work by Da Vinci, Titian, Fragonard, Van Gogh and Rubens recreated across Louis Vuitton’s Speedy, Keepall and Neverfull bags. Now six more masterpieces have been added to the range: Claude Monet’s Waterlilies, Paul Gauguin’s Delightful Land, Edouard Manet’s Luncheon on the Grass, J.M.W Turner’s Ancient Rome, Francois Boucher’s Reclining Girl and Nicolas Poussin’s The Triumph of Pan, the latter available exclusively at Vuitton’s newly reopened Place Vendôme boutique.

New handbag shapes have also been introduced, including the Montaigne, the Pochette and the Noé, all embellished with both the LV monogram and Koons’ reinterpretation of it using his own initials. In Vuitton’s long and well-documented history of collaborating with artists, Koons was the first one permitted to rework the monogram: a fitting nod to his status as the world’s most expensive living artist. In 2013, his Balloon Dog (Orange) steel sculpture sold for $58.4 million. In inviting the seminal artist to bring his favourite works to life in leather, Louis Vuitton’s latest launch allows customers to buy into art history in more ways than one.