Best known for its iconic LV Monogram print, Louis Vuitton began in the luggage business, but has quickly expanded its product range to bags, clothing and accessories. Recently, the brand has been collaborating with many artists to create unique, over-the-top pieces that have been growing in popularity among younger generations and Chinese fans. On top of its luggages, Louis Vuitton has seen an increase in demand in other leather products such as handbags and wallets for its eye to quality and detail. Current Artistic Director of Women's collections at Louis Vuitton is Nicolas Ghesquière, who had previously been at Balenciaga. Carrying his edgy tastes from Balenciaga while incorporating Louis Vuitton's history in pattern-making and quality leather items, he has created a collection after collection that is an exquisite balance of sophistication and experimentation.
In a true Louis Vuitton fashion, this autumn/winter was placed physically in a 1850s architecture built for Napoleon III, but had Nicolas Ghesquière's modern space touch in the atmosphere. This unlikely combination extended over to the pieces, with cropped jackets dressed in medallions that are reminiscent of historical royal uniforms, paired with spacesuit-like puffy peplum top. It's a bizarre balance that somehow always works for Louis Vuitton. There were shirt dresses with dramatic line detail across the shoulders, or pleated evening dresses cinched in at waist by blue and brown corsets, or even a sparkly sweater paired with spaghetti strap peplum top.
"Anachronism" - LV Designer Nicolas Ghesquière described his spring/summer collection held at the Louvre's Pavillon de l’Horloge. Taking his guests through a history lesson with the location and the collection, Ghesquière brought back the brocade frocks adored by the royalty in 18th century but combining the with silky athletic shorts. This unexpected combination is what Ghesquière has done since his Balenciaga days: reinventing past costume pieces as modern everyday items. His athletic twists didn't stop there; almost every look was paired with the controversial clunky sneakers. Sold out worldwide, the Archlight footwear definitely kickstarted the "Ugly Dad Sneakers" trend.
In collaboration with his longtime inpiration, Ghesquière created a hodgepodge of Japanese cultural references from kabuki and kimono to samurai and paintings. Primary colors were blacks, browns and whites with pops of bright blue and gold, enhanced by the backdrop of historic city Kyoto. Bags debuted in this collection all beared designs by designer and producer KANSAI YAMAMOTO. Most popular designs include the Kabuki Eyes, a dramatic and powerful capture of Japanese art. Along with YAMAMOTO, Ghesquière also took inspiration from films by Japanese directors Kurosawa and Kitano, which is shown through the samurai-esque makeup worn by models.
Set in front of a remarkable collection of sculptures, "The Cour Marly" at the Louvre, this autumn/winter collection featured city chic designs that were both approachable and luxurious. The models seemed as though they could walk off the runway and into the strees of Paris, in their high-waisted mini-skirts and structured winter jackets. However, it is still a collection from the largest luxury fashion house and this time, luxury laid in the material. Coats were in either super polished or textured aged leather and 'denim', or wool expertly painted to look like denim, was seen throughout the collection.
Louis Vuitton has produced a number of legendary lines, from pattens like the iconic Monogram and Damier, to popular bag models such as the Neverfull and Speedy.
Created by the LV founder, Louis Vuitton who got an inspiration to collaborate his initials (L and V) with stars and flowers like Japanese family crest in 1896.
It's the design of texture born in 1985 inspired by ear of wheat.
DAMIER founded actually before MONOGRAM which was in 1888, inspired by Japanese checkered patterns performing their authentic French luxurious well.
Very simple design with the embossed LV logo on taiga leather; briefcases for business, backpacks, wallets and more. For men originally but women could also use this TAIGA.
For men with chess board pattern in gray and black canvas. It has varieties in category; bags, wallets and card cases.
LV embossed on simple plain leather and this would be the best popular at LV collections all over the world.
Louis Vuitton has never been known for subtlety and its clothes very much reflect that. From cut-out dresses to glittery tops, every piece is a fashion statement that is for those who are looking to stand out in a crowd.
LV has never been afraid to be adventurous with its designs and its shoes are no exception. Not for the faint of heart, many LV shoes have distinctive shapes and bear either its monogram or logo, such as the popular Star Trail Ankle Boots.
Durability and practicality has always been key to LV bags; each bag is a representative of the brand's history in luggage-making combined with modern designs that are often colorful and artistic. Most popular model is the Neverfull, a bag with endless storage.
LV scarves have become essentials in the wintertime to add a touch of luxury to otherwise dull outfits. Recently, the brand has seen an increase in demand for its logo-bearing belts.
LV jewelry are popular for their daintiness and classic designs. The brand offers a wide range of necklaces, earrings, bracelets and rings in a variety of finishes. Top 3 models are Monogram, V Collections and Blossom.
Louis Vuitton's eye for detail and history of quality leather items extend over to its line of wallets. From compact card cases to monogram-donning long wallets, there is a perfect pattern and model for everyone.
French fashion house Louis Vuitton began designing lightweight, flat-bottomed trunks in Paris (1854), and today represents a billion-dollar market of high-end luxury leather goods, RTW, accessories and more. In an effort to fend off continuous counterfeiting, Louis Vuitton changed the trunk’s pattern many times. But it was in 1896 that his son, Georges Vuitton, designed the brand’s trademark LV Monogram Canvas––a combination of graphic L’s and V’s, flowers, and quatrefoils––which grew to become internationally synonymous with luxury. The repetition of this monogram evokes a comforting familiarity and makes the brand's collaborations (e.g., with artists Yayoi Kusama, Takashi Murakami, Rei Kawakubo, Christian Louboutin, Cindy Sherman, Marc Newson, Karl Lagerfeld, Frank Gehry...) which disrupt this consistency, even more rare and special pieces of design.