Louis Vuitton has opened their “Winter Resort” Store in Promenade, Gstaad. 2012 marked the historic site’s 700th anniversary of providing ample and valuable real estate for those willing and able. The store blend’s with the scenic beauty of the Alpine valley, mixing up luxury, refinement and everything else we’ve come to expect from both LV and the Swiss region.
Louis Vuitton has launched its Foulards d’Artistes scarf collection in Tokyo with help from Olivier Zahm, editor-in-chief of French fashion magazine Purple. The scarves, designed by a group of international artists, made their retail debut at Dover Street Market Ginza this past Saturday with other LV stores getting the goods next month. Zahm also shot a series of photos of the scarves and brings more light to another photography exhibition he is doing at Tokyo’s Last Gallery, originally owned by the late Dune magazine founder and publisher Fumihiro Hayashi.
The Foulards d’Artistes collection is produced each season in collaboration with a specific artist, and for this edition New York-based Japanese creative Aiko was asked to create the new, graffiti-inspired prints. (via super)
From LV comes their Monogram Kibo Sac, which is inspired by historic travel materials and delicately embossed. It’s a vintage-inspired rendition to a timeless essential and features natural cowhide leather detailing throughout to complete the look. The Kibo Sac is available now through Louis Vuitton online as well as their boutiques worldwide.
There’s a ton of promising news coming out of Louis Vuitton. Marc Jacobs has announced that he will not be leaving the Italian label for Christian Dior. In fact, the the man that’s been at LV for 15 years is being honoured through an exhibition at the Musée des Arts Decoratifs in Paris, called ‘Louis Vuitton – Marc Jacobs’. The showing will be spread over two floors and is dedicated to the life and work of both Louis Vuitton and Marc Jacobs.
The show will feature some of the finest pieces in the Louis Vuitton archive, from one of the first trunks made in 1869 by Monsieur Louis Vuitton himself while there will be a solid focus on the work of Marc Jacobs as well. The creative consultant to the show is Katie Grand with Sam Gainsbury and Joseph Bennett designing the exhibition.
The show opens the night of Louis Vuitton’s show for Autumn/Winter 2012 which will close Paris Fashion Week, on March 8.
Here we have a look at goods from Louis Vuitton’s Holiday 2011 collection, with a strong focus on the accessories that are currently available from the Italian label. Included in the mix is a wide range of leather goods like wallets and phone holders as well as eyewear and wristwear. The pieces can be found now through Louis Vuitton boutiques and select stockists. (via GQ DE)
Nowness features this short film highlighting Louis Vuitton‘s new timepiece, the Tambour Minute Repeater. It was crafted in collaboration with Swiss master horologists of La Fabrique du Temps. True to the brand’s renown for handcrafted luxury travel accessories, the watchmakers reveal the complex mechanics employed to display one time while being able, upon request, to chime an alternative ‘home’ time. Video can be found below.
Italian label Louis Vuitton has unveiled their Spring/Summer 2012 Men’s Collection through this lookbook which highlights the offerings throughout different travels explored by a stylish adventurer. The Ready-to-wear pieces range from sweaters and jackets to sneakers while other goods are highlighted as well included eyewear and a few travel pieces.
During fashion week, Louis Vuitton handpicked six influential contributors from around the globe to take part in Amble, a new platform the brand’s launched that looks to document and share everyone’s travel memories. Louis Vuitton: Fashion Week Perspectives presents Parisian illustrator and painter Jean-Philippe Delhomme as he shares his thoughts on the fashion industry and beyond.
Though we reported on the release of LV’s Architecture and Interiors book a short while back, here’s a video from the Italian fashion house giving us a peek at what to expect. Rizzoli and Ediitons de La Martinière are set to publish the book on October 1 in two versions including a standard edition with pricing to start at $85 USD and a limited edition version with three monogrammed fabric slipcases that will run you about $130 USD.