• “LA PETITE MALLE” CLOSE TO YOUR HEART

    In his Fall 2014 fashion show, Nicolas Ghesquière paid tribute to the legendary Louis Vuitton trunk with a fine piece of jewellery, “La Petite Malle” to wear as a distinctive pendant.

    With over 150 years of history, Louis Vuitton trunks, secular emblems of the House, are synonymous with travel, adventure, exploration, secrets and treasures. For his very first women’s collection, Nicolas Ghesquière specifically designed miniature trunks to wear as a minaudière bag and as a refined 18 carat yellow gold pendant as seen here.

    This precious talisman will now dress women’s neckline in the form of three different trunks to choose from: a cubic trunk in Epi gold, an opened trunk with compartments and a rectangular trunk in sandy gold.

    The exact design of the historical Louis Vuitton trunk is recreated with thorough craftsmanship: corner pieces, delicate padding, handles, saddles, “LV“ initials engraved, nails, Epi leather effect, and a gold bar in the back engraved with hallmark, gold weight and composition. Last but not least, a “lock hole” chain carries each pendant.

    Select your “Petite Malle” pendant here.

    Tags Fine Jewellery, Trunks

  • BUSINESS BAGS : A DISCREET STYLE

    Louis Vuitton seduces stylish city dwellers with new daring and masculine colours for their Porte-documents in smooth Epi and Taïga leathers.

    While Louis Vuitton offers a wide range of business bags in iconic Damier and Monogram canvases, there is also an understated collection made of Taïga and Epi leather, soberly embossed with an “LV” signature. The Porte-documents in these leathers are made to perfectly suit the refined businessman.

    In this film shot by Mikael Jansson, César winning actor, Matthias Schoenaerts, wanders the vast and peaceful landscape of Iceland, meditating on the meaning of adventure. He dons the Fall 2014 menswear collection and carries the timeless and functional Porte-documents Business in Burgundy Epi leather.

    Tags Leather Goods, Video

  • A DOZEN GIRLS PHOTOGRAPHED BY JUERGEN TELLER

    For Nicolas Ghesquiere first Fall 2014 womenswear collection, Louis Vuitton invited German photographer Juergen Teller for a distinctive interpretation of the collection.

    Photographed from the House’s Parisian headquarters, with intimate views of the Seine and Eiffel tower, twelve models grace the Fall 2014 women’s collection in edgy attitude.

    In this selection, glorious smooth, full-grain leather is contrasted with hybrid materials. Bold, bright colours are juxtaposed with muted halftones. Hand-crafted artisanal techniques are updated with high-tech twist.

    Choose your favourite look here.

    Tags Ready to Wear, Photography

  • LOUIS VUITTON TRAVEL BOOK: VIETNAM

    Louis Vuitton publishes two new titles in its “Travel Book” collection illustrated by artists from around the world. In this edition, Italian comic book author Lorenzo Mattotti discovers Vietnam.

    A Parisian by adoption, Lorenzo Mattotti was born in Brescia, Italy, in 1954. He studied architecture in Venice then moved towards the graphic novel form, of which he is now one of the major exponents. In this travel book dedicated to Vietnam, Mattotti opens us towards a vibrant world of colour suffused with energy and vitality. A window into his impressions, his illustrations leave us contemplative.

    The Louis Vuitton "Travel Book" collection is an invitation to real and virtual voyages, offering a contemporary vision of travel. In its pages, the illustrations of renowned artists and promising young talents tell the stories of the cities and countries they have visited, depicting each place’s varied architecture and special light, and recording the passing days and the lives of its people.

    For each new title, a numbered and signed limited edition is available in select Louis Vuitton stores.
    View the collection here.

    Tags Vietnam, Collaboration, Illustration, Books

  • TRY ON THE BLEND SHOE

    Louis Vuitton gives the classic Men’s Derby shoes a modern twist with the Blend shoe collection featured in this animated film.

    The Blend shoe model is characterised by its surprising combination of materials and colours. The front is crafted from dark mat calf leather with a “LV” perforation on the toe and rubber sole, while the back and heel are made with colorful waxed calf leather.

    The Blend Richelieu, a low version, and the Blend Ankle Boot, a higher version with a chevron-patterned extension, are released in a range of three colours: Marine, Bordeaux and Cognac.

    These dashing and daring pairs will add a hiking-spirit to your style.

    View the complete Blend line here.

    Tags Shoes, Video