• A tribute to Yves Carcelle

    • A tribute to Yves Carcelle - Louis Vuitton Heritage NEWS
    With profound sadness, Bernard Arnault and the LVMH Group announce the death of Yves Carcelle on 31 August 2014, following a long and courageous struggle with illness.

    During more than 20 years as its chief executive, and with his remarkable vision, energy and sense of strategy, Yves Carcelle established Louis Vuitton as the world’s foremost brand in the luxury sector.

    A graduate of France’s prestigious Ecole Polytechnique and INSEAD business school, Yves Carcelle was the artisan of Louis Vuitton’s development worldwide, especially in Asia and Japan.  He oversaw Louis Vuitton’s entry into the world of fashion, through Marc Jacobs’ shows, and also into the jewellery and watchmaking sectors.

    Yves Carcelle joined the LVMH Group and its Executive Committee in 1989, and following his departure from Louis Vuitton in 2012, he served as Chairman of the Fondation Louis Vuitton.

    "It is with deep emotion and regret that I learned of Yves Carcelle’s passing.  A tireless traveller, Yves was a pioneer who embodied the image and values of Louis Vuitton.  Always curious, passionate and in motion, he was one of the most inspiring leaders of men and women whom I have ever had the privilege of knowing.  My thoughts today are with Yves’ family, as well as with all his former staff at Louis Vuitton, who will long remember him as a manager and mentor who was accessible, human and sincere.  Today, the LVMH Group has lost one of its closest and dearest friends and I join in the sorrow of each of us as we mourn Yves passing, but also importantly in our collective appreciation for his life, his work and his legacy," said Bernard Arnault.

    Michael Burke, CEO Louis Vuitton, pays tribute to Yves Carcelle on behalf of  Louis Vuitton collaborators “who had the chance to work beside a man who was a visionary, passionate, and inspirational having written one of the most brilliant chapters in the history of worldwide luxury.”

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  • “LA PETITE MALLE” CLOSE TO YOUR HEART

    • “LA PETITE MALLE” CLOSE TO YOUR HEART - Louis Vuitton Fashion NEWS
    • “LA PETITE MALLE” CLOSE TO YOUR HEART - Louis Vuitton Fashion NEWS
    • “LA PETITE MALLE” CLOSE TO YOUR HEART - Louis Vuitton Fashion NEWS
    • “LA PETITE MALLE” CLOSE TO YOUR HEART - Louis Vuitton Fashion NEWS
    • “LA PETITE MALLE” CLOSE TO YOUR HEART - Louis Vuitton Fashion NEWS
    • “LA PETITE MALLE” CLOSE TO YOUR HEART - Louis Vuitton Fashion NEWS
    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

    • A DOZEN GIRLS PHOTOGRAPHED BY JUERGEN TELLER - Louis Vuitton Fashion NEWS
    • A DOZEN GIRLS PHOTOGRAPHED BY JUERGEN TELLER - Louis Vuitton Fashion NEWS
    • A DOZEN GIRLS PHOTOGRAPHED BY JUERGEN TELLER - Louis Vuitton Fashion NEWS
    • A DOZEN GIRLS PHOTOGRAPHED BY JUERGEN TELLER - Louis Vuitton Fashion NEWS
    • A DOZEN GIRLS PHOTOGRAPHED BY JUERGEN TELLER - Louis Vuitton Fashion NEWS
    • A DOZEN GIRLS PHOTOGRAPHED BY JUERGEN TELLER - Louis Vuitton Fashion NEWS
    • A DOZEN GIRLS PHOTOGRAPHED BY JUERGEN TELLER - Louis Vuitton Fashion NEWS
    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