It is now Brecht Evens’ turn, a young and talented author of graphic novels, to offer a fresh look at the city of Paris. While the painter Liu Xiaodong expresses his real experience of South Africa.
Each artist explores a country previously unknown to them. They confront an unfamiliar place with a viewpoint sharpened by the surprise of the unknown or stimulated by the pleasure of rediscovery.
Going beyond the pictorial vocation of these travel journals, the collection highlights the rich aesthetic horizons of today’s art. During their travels, these artists from various corners of the world were free to choose their modes of expression and communicate their views of other places through drawing, painting, collage, contemporary art, illustration, cartoons or manga.
For each new title, a limited edition of 30 copies numbered and signed by the artist will be available in selected Louis Vuitton stores. View the entire collection including the two new destinations here.
In May 2016, the “Louis Vuitton Travel Book” collection adds South Africa to its destinations and revisits the Paris edition.
It is now Brecht Evens’ turn, a young and talented author of graphic novels, to offer a fresh look at the city of Paris. While the painter Liu Xiaodong expresses his real experience of South Africa.Travel Books Illustration Painting Paris
Yesterday, Nicolas Ghesquière served as Honorary Chair along with Karl Lagerfeld, Miuccia Prada and Taylor Swift at the Met Gala 2016.
On this occasion friends of the House and celebrities were captured just before they attended the prestigious event. Among the personalities present: Alicia Vikander, Lea Seydoux, Xavier Dolan, Miranda Kerr, Selena Gomez, Taylor Swift, Jayden Smith, Michelle Williams, Grimes and Jennifer Connelly.
This event celebrates the Costume Institute’s spring 2016 exhibition, entitled manus x machina: fashion in an age of technology. A dozen of Louis Vuitton’s looks will also be showcased in the exhibition.Ready to wear Nicolas Ghesquière MET Gala
An exclusive Japan Room at “Volez, Voguez, Voyagez – Louis Vuitton” in Tokyo.
Louis Vuitton has long enjoyed a unique and steadfast relationship with Japan, founded on the principles of tradition and modernity.
In the land of the rising sun, tradition is expressed in the conservation of a cultural system, which allows the preservation of the past and the collective memory of a nation.
From a Western perspective, Japan is also the land that creates modernity.
Similarly, Louis Vuitton has skilfully cultivated the aristocratic foundations of its history while venturing onto the cutting edge of modernity and futurism.
Within this ambiguity, the House found commonalties and reciprocal recognition with Japan: be it the inimitable, innovative designs entrusted to Takashi Murakami or Yayoi Kusama, or Rei Kawakubo for Comme Des Garçons, be it a makeup trunk for a kabuki actor or an 1883 cabin trunk for a Japanese dignitary, the objects born of this encounter effortlessly stake their claim in the present.
Gaston-Louis Vuitton collected tsuba, the decorated guards commonly found at the base of the grip of bladed Japanese weapons; his father, Georges, was fascinated by Japanese motifs, like those found on mon, the culture’s family crests that perceptibly influenced the famed Monogram, further evidence of the admiration between Louis Vuitton and Japan.
Entrance is free, book your visit here.
Discover the exhibition here.
Personalities and friends of the House give their perceptions during the opening of the exhibition “Volez, Voguez, Voyagez – Louis Vuitton”.
Guests, including Cate Blanchett, Sofia Coppola, and Carina Lau were invited by Louis Vuitton to the opening of an exhibition retracing Louis Vuitton’s great journey from 1854 to today. The exhibition is open to the public in a bespoke structure near Kioicho, the neighbourhood in Tokyo, till June 19th 2016.
Entrance is free, book your visit here.Exhibition Tokyo Photography
Reopening of the Asnières atelier and the Galerie in May.
The Asnières atelier is the true hub of the House. Barely five years after founding his House, Louis Vuitton began to outgrow his Parisian headquarters. In 1859, he relocated the new workshops to Asnières, a village a few kilometres northwest of Paris.
These new ateliers were built in the ethereal Eiffel style, combining glass and steel. The exceptional savoir-faire of the Asnières artisans is such that, even today, key pieces are created here: rigid trunks, designs in rare or exotic leathers, special orders.
Visit Asnières to discover the intimate aspects of Louis Vuitton’s history, its ties with the ateliers, and admire in details the presence of the Louis Vuitton universe in every creations.
Book your visit of the Asnières atelier and its Galerie HereAsnières Gallery