As promised, here’s another post on Louis Vuitton’s S/S15 collection that features not only a new bag, but a new ‘colour’ as well. Given Nicolas Ghesquière’s update for the new season, he has taken the traditional brown/beige Monogram Canvas and updated it into a black/red combination that’s actually quite stunning. Called Monogram Rouge Noir, this coated canvas will be making an appearance on a selection of bags, SLGs and even shoes, including the one shown above which I’ll get to next.
One of the pieces I fell hardest for when I previewed it last year during the press presentation in Bangkok, it’s a squishy soft-sided take on the Petite Malle which has done very well for the French luxury house of late. Looking almost exactly like its predecessor right down to its leather trim and front clasp, it’s topped with a zip that runs right across the bag for easy access.
Available in 2 sizes (the MM and the GM), the unisex Petite Malle Souple will also come in toile and calf leather, but for now, let’s just focus on this beauty.
To be released sometime in early March 2015 (late February if we’re lucky), there are only 2 things you need to do right now regarding this bag. Save. And wait list. Which is what I’ll be doing as far as this baby is concerned.
There are some people who say that they use a weekender as substitute for an everyday handbag, I do not recommend this. As a victim of purse snatcher, all I have to say is, why put it all out there? Really, why would you carry something that is designed for overnight stay, as a day bag? It’s big, clunky and not designed for such usage. If you’re looking for a classic overnighter or weekender, then look no further than the Louis Vuitton Alma Voyager.
If you like the style of the Louis Vuitton Alma Voyager Bag, but looking for an everyday type of handbag, then check out the Voyagers little sister, the classic Louis Vuitton Alma Bag.
When most people think of Louis Vuitton Paris Luggage, they think of the classic Keepall Duffle. As you can see the two styles are completely different. The style and how the Louis Vuitton Alma Voyager Weekend Duffle looks when filled, is so much more elegantly fashionable.
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Alicia Vikander stars in Louis Vuitton’s Twist handbag campaign
Fresh off her recent Oscar win, Alicia Vikander returns as the face of Louis Vuitton’s new Twist handbag campaign. The Swedish actress sports knit sweaters and ruffled tops while posing next to the Twist bag’s various versions in crocodile leather, lambskin and embroidered with braid work. A double strapped chain brings an edgy detail to the accessory.
In addition to the print campaign, Alicia also stars in a short video where she does some dancing. A former ballet dancer, Alicia shakes and moves while showing off the bag’s locking component.
ALICIA VIKANDER – LOUIS VUITTON TWIST 2016 CAMPAIGN
Alicia Vikander for Louis Vuitton Twist handbag campaign
Alicia Vikander poses with Louis Vuitton’s Twist bag with a knitwear top
Photographed for Louis Vuitton’s Twist handbag campaign, Alicia Vikander models a longsleeve sweater and the Twist bag in pink
ALICIA VIKANDER – LOUIS VUITTON CRUISE 2016 CAMPAIGN
Alicia Vikander stars in Louis Vuitton’s cruise 2016 campaign with the Steamer bag
Late last year, Alicia Vikander landed her first Louis Vuitton campaign for the cruise 2016 season where she starred alongside fellow actress, Michelle Williams. The brunette modeled the Steamer bag while captured in the desert by renowned photographer Patrick Demarchelier.
Alicia Vikander fronts Louis Vuitton’s cruise 2016 campaign
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Famous luxury brand LV 2014 spring and summer bucket bag, opened it officially announced its mystery. LV2014 new spring and summer bucket series package, not just modeling Variety, Ma Ying-jeou is the last time to participate in the design of the package shall, therefore, this series was released, he won the favor of fashion.
LV good at making the above and other leather accessories famous fashion, LV2014 spring and summer series bucket bag models, have all been released. This year the brand has launched bucket bag immediately become hot fashion bag models. Whether you like Marc Jacob still like Louis Vuitton, this series is worth repeating appreciation. LV 2014 spring show hit “dark” theme, therefore, new lv2014 spring summer bags bucket bag also added rivets feather design elements.
Given the popularity of this season bucket bag, lv 2014 spring and summer series bucket bag package shall also integrate the design concept, however, is not the same as the highlights of amazing shape, also joined the rivet bucket bag, feather design elements. In addition, LV classic in design, can not help but go macarons color, can be described as small fresh doctrine. Even ice cream is the classic handbag LV Neverfull color.
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Whether or not you like the brand's ubiquitous logo bags, one thing is inarguable: Louis Vuitton is the biggest handbag brand in the world. Not only does it sit atop luxury industry indexes, but it has a handbag history as long and storied as any in fashion. In fact, that history is one of the things that keeps customers coming back, even with all the options currently available from other brands.
You could spend all day reading about Vuitton's lineage and changes through the years, but if you want to brush up on fun facts or fill some knowledge gaps, we've picked some choice tidbits about the brand's journey over the years. Check 'em out below.
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1. LOUIS VUITTON'S CAREER STARTED WITH A JOURNEY OF NEARLY 300 MILES, ON FOOT.
These days, if you want to design handbags, all you have to do is go to fashion school and then hustle wisely in the industry for a few years. Back in 1834, Louis Vuitton had to hoof it from his hometown of Anchay to Paris on foot in order to get his start. He started his journey at the tender age of 13, and it took him two years to arrive in Paris because he had to stop and work along the way in order to survive.
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2. LOUIS VUITTON, THE MAN, GOT HIS BIG BREAK AS THE OFFICIAL BOX-MAKER AND PACKER OF NAPOLEON BONAPARTE'S WIFE, EMPRESS EUGENIE DE MONTIJO OF FRANCE.
Box-making and packing were respected professions in mid-19th century Europe, and Vuitton's appointment in 1853 elevated his profile among Europe's elite. While under the empress's employ, he was charged with carefully and beautifully packaging her wardrobe for transportation among the country's various royal residences.
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3. THE ALMA BAG WAS CREATED AS A SPECIAL ORDER FOR COCO CHANEL.
She wasn't the only French icon to influence the creation of a Louis Vuitton bag, but she was the first. Chanel special-ordered a day-sized version of the Alma Voyage for personal use in 1925; the same bag was put into regular production in the 1930s.
4. AUDREY HEPBURN IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE CREATION OF THE SPEEDY BAG AS WE KNOW IT.
In 1965, Audrey asked Vuitton to turn the popular Keepall travel bag into a miniaturized day bag that she could carry regularly. LV obliged, and it was then turned into a regular-production piece that has since become a signature for the brand.
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5. THE NOÉ BAG WAS DEVELOPED TO HOLD BOTTLES OF CHAMPAGNE, AND IT STILL CAN.
Many of Louis Vuitton's innovations were made in response to Very Fancy Problems, and the Noé is chief among them. The world's first bucket bag was designed to carry five bottles of Champagne: four with their bases down, and then a fifth inverted in the middle. The biggest Noé in LV's current lineup can still carry that load.
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6. BOTH LOUIS VUITTON'S FAMOUS DAMIER AND MONOGRAM PRINTS WERE CREATED TO AVOID COPYCATS.
Vuitton's first trunks were striped, and they were widely copied by less famous Parisian trunk-makers. The check print now known as Damier (which literally translates as "checkerboard") followed in 1888, but competitors latched onto it, too. Vuitton developed its monogram in 1896 in response to those counterfeiters because it was more detailed and, therefore, harder to imitate with the era's available technology. Sadly, the same thing cannot be said about 2016. Ironic, huh?
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7. LOUIS VUITTON DIDN'T GET AN ALL-LEATHER BAG LINE UNTIL 1985.
Modern handbag shoppers may think of Louis Vuitton as a brand with one of the largest, most diverse product assortments in the entire luxury market, but the brand's ascendance to that spot happened gradually and over the course of decades. The Epi Leather line, introduced in the mid-80s, was LV's first permanent collection of leather bags.
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8. LOUIS VUITTON DIDN'T HAVE A CLOTHING LINE OR CREATIVE DIRECTOR UNTIL 1997.
Modern consumers think of Louis Vuitton as a full-service fashion brands that makes everything from evening wear to keychains, but for over a century of its history, LV was accessories-only. That changed in 1997, when execs at LVMH (the conglomerate that resulted when Louis Vuitton merged with Moët Hennessy in 1987) hired Marc Jacobs to found the brand's ready-to-wear collection and oversee the aesthetic evolution of Louis Vuitton as a fashion brand.
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9. LOUIS VUITTON PIONEERED THE ARTIST COLLABORATION, WHICH IS NOW COMMONPLACE ACROSS FASHION.
In 2001, Marc Jacobs brought in world-famous contemporary artist Stephen Sprouse to graffiti-embellish some of the brand's most iconic monogram bags. The results were incredibly popular, which lead LV to collaborate with artists like Takashi Murakami and Yayoi Kusama and inspired competitors to explore the artist-designed capsule collections as well.
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10. MUCH OF VUITTON'S EMPIRE IS ATTRIBUTABLE TO A TECHNOLOGICAL ADVANCE MADE IN 1959.
THAT YEAR, ACCORDING TO VOGUE UK, MANUFACTURERS CAME UP WITH A BREAKTHROUGH IN THE COATING PROCESS THAT MADE COATED CANVAS THINNER, SOFTER AND MORE PLIABLE. THAT MADE THE MATERIAL MUCH MORE APPROPRIATE FOR USE IN THE MANUFACTURE OF HANDBAGS, WHICH MADE THE LV WE KNOW AND LOVE TODAY POSSIBLE.
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We love to share new handbags, especially when we think that the bag is totally worth your attention. And we’ve found another one…
Presenting the Louis Vuitton Sevres Bag.
Everything but simple, this is a perfect sophisticated tote bag for non-stop lifestyles. A nice mix of plain and perforated Mahina calfskin leather creates a ladylike look.
We took some time to Google the word: ‘Mahina’ and here’s what we’ve found: ‘Mahina is a lunar deity, mother of Hema. Mahina is also the word for Moon in Hawaiian’.
The Louis Vuitton Sevres Bag is enhanced by a sleek Olympe lock and edge-dyeing. It’s covered with the iconic Monogram Print and the luggage tag adds a touch of luxury to it.
Are you interested? Here are some info’s about the structure…
The bag comes with 2 top handles for hand or shoulder carry. The interior is big enough to store all your personal essentials and it’s made with a zipped pocket, 2 compartments. The exterior features front and back flat pockets. So there are more than enough pockets to structure your items.
This is what you need to know. This bag is available in several colors like black, magnolia and galet. The darker the color, the less you will experience the beautiful brightness of the Monogram Print. The color black is blocking this print, which is very sad.
Measuring 15.4’ x 9.8’ x 7.5’ inches, priced at $3950 USD, €2900 euro, £2230 GBP via Louis Vuitton boutique.
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There are plenty of legitimate ways to celebrate a new season, but over the past couple years, it seems like handbag brands have come to a tentative agreement that their favorite way to do it is with a new print. It gives consumers' favorite bags a sense of seasonality that a new release of colors doesn't quite capture, and it creates a de facto limited edition that feels urgent.
Louis Vuitton launched its summer prints a couple days ago, and they're definitely warm weather appropriate. The spots and palm fronds splash across monogram canvas and vernis leather bags and luggage, as well as some small leather goods and scarves. The bright primary colors lighten up the normally heavy feel of the monogram canvas, which is perfect for summer. Check out Vuitton's lookbook below.
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LOUIS VUITTON ALMA BB BAG
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LOUIS VUITTON GO-14 DENIM BAG PM
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LOUIS VUITTON JUNGLE SQUARE
LOUIS VUITTON OPEN TOTE
LOUIS VUITTON NEVERFULL MM TOTE
LOUIS VUITTON PALM SPRINGS BACKPACK
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LOUIS VUITTON ROSALIE SUNGLASSES
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LOUIS VUITTON SPEEDY 30 BAG
LOUIS VUITTON KEEPALL BANDOULIERE 50 BAG
LOUIS VUITTON PEGASE LEGERE 55 SUITCASE
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LOUIS VUITTON TOILETRY POUCH 26
LOUIS VUITTON ZIPPY WALLET
LOUIS VUITTON HARBOR SNEAKER
LOUIS VUITTON JUNGLE PAREO
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