• Street Art on Silk

    • Street Art on Silk - Louis Vuitton Art & Travel NEWS
    Discover the new collaboration between Louis Vuitton and street artists through a collection of giant squares.

    Louis Vuitton has invited three street artists – Eko Nugroho from Indonesia, EINE from London, and Franco-Tunisian eL Seed – to bring their vision on the House’s giant square. This new collaboration follows up last season’s initiative to work with the Street Art scene, with pieces from AIKO, RETNA and Os Gemeos.

    The excitement of travel is at the heart of EINE’s piece, through the phrase “Great Adventures” written in his emblematic bright and colourful block letters. The mix of pop influences and more traditional inspirations can be seen in Eko Nugroho’s intriguing designs, while eL Seed uses Arabic Calligraffiti to draw upon the Monogram pattern.

    Tags: Collaboration, Accessories

  • OTHERNESS. I IS SOMEBODY ELSE.

    • OTHERNESS. I IS SOMEBODY ELSE. - Louis Vuitton Art & Travel NEWS
    • OTHERNESS. I IS SOMEBODY ELSE. - Louis Vuitton Art & Travel NEWS
    • OTHERNESS. I IS SOMEBODY ELSE. - Louis Vuitton Art & Travel NEWS
    • OTHERNESS. I IS SOMEBODY ELSE. - Louis Vuitton Art & Travel NEWS
    • OTHERNESS. I IS SOMEBODY ELSE. - Louis Vuitton Art & Travel NEWS
    A new exhibition at the Espace culturel Louis Vuitton explores the role of others in the construction of one’s own identity.

    From June 5th until September 15th 2013, ‘Otherness. I is Somebody Else’ will be exhibited at the Espace culturel Louis Vuitton in Paris. Exploring the eternal question of identity, this journey plunges into the deepest part of oneself and pushes boundaries of knowledge and consciousness from the private realm to the discovery of the Other.

    The artists who have been selected to represent this existential issue are from different countries and backgrounds. From the stage costumes of renowned performance artist Leigh Bowery to the expressionist drawings of exiled artist Reza Hazare, the works in this exhibition open up new ideas and new spaces.

    Copyright: (c) Pauline Guyon/Louis Vuitton

    Tags: Espace Culturel, Exhibition

  • Cannes Diary

    A diary of the Cannes Film Festival from director Jordan Schiele, awarded the Jury’s Special Mention for the Louis Vuitton Journeys Awards competition in 2012.

    Louis Vuitton continues its strong link with the world of cinema through this Cannes Diary and artistic collaboration with director Jordan Schiele. Jordan was awarded the Jury’s Special Mention for the Louis Vuitton Journeys Awards short film competition in 2012. He was also subsequently selected for the prestigious Cannes Residence program in 2012 and invited to attend the festival this year as a guest.

    The Cannes International Film festival was founded in 1946 and is today one of the most prestigious film events in the world. This short film diary of Cannes reveals the festival through the perspective of Louis Vuitton including life in hotels, the premier party for Sofia Coppola’s film ‘The Bling Ring’, the red carpet and numerous encounters with celebrities. All this is done through a cinematic lens with resonating nostalgia, complemented by the music from Maurice Chevalier’s ‘You Brought a New Kind of Love to Me’ and the voice of George Goldenstern.

    Tags: Cannes, Diary, Cinema, Sofia Coppola, Featured

  • Wheels, glorious wheels

    Louis Vuitton creates a captivating dance performance in the middle of an airport style setting. Two travellers meet, and their 4-wheel “Zéphyr” suitcases interact.

    A subtly retro look, reassuring curves, four wheels… Elegant and ergonomic, Zéphyr is the new star of Louis Vuitton’s luggage line. Since 1854, Louis Vuitton has accompanied the world’s most celebrated travellers, defining with each, expertly conceived and painstakingly crafted creations, an art de voyager.

    The new Zéphyr trolley case, true to its heritage of craftsmanship, combines respect for tradition with daring modern features. In this video, the dancers twist and turn the case with admirable ease. Both robust and lightweight, this wheeled suitcase is on a roll.

    More in the full animation here.

    Tags: Savoir-Faire, Heritage

  • My Imprinted Life

    Louis Vuitton continues its endless travel in the world of correspondence with a collaboration highlighting the work of creative artist Marie Beltrami.

    Writing instruments have been essential companions of the traveller across the years, consequently sharing an important history with the house of Louis Vuitton.

    As important then as it is in the digital age of today, the fine art of correspondence in its most traditional form is a statement of refinement, exceptional character and personal expression; it is part of an authentic ‘art de vivre’.

    From personal correspondences to global art movements and special projects like this initiative by Marie Beltrami, penning letters has always carried a very special signification.

    The aforementioned project comprises over 300 envelopes addressed by the artist to famous and to unknown people, both alive and dead, both real and imaginary.

    To go even further, each envelope is affixed with a “postage stamp” featuring her own image; another way to free herself from the consignments of the everyday life.

    Once again Louis Vuitton is embarking on a new voyage, a writing journey.

    As Marie Beltrami would put it: “a return to values I find enchanting”.

    Tags: Video, Collaboration, Mail