In the new video that accompanies the Women’s Fall-Winter 2018 collection, key looks and accessories come through with a sense of individuality and reinforce the strength of inspired design. Nicolas Ghesquière developed the ready-to-wear with an eye oriented towards contemporary savoir-faire, such that a bustier embroidered by hand using a crochet technique gives off metallic lustre, while a tweed jacket hand-stitched with chain embroidery elevates a traditional pattern with extra shine. Colour-blocked dresses and tops boast inlays of silk and jersey that reinforce the collection’s contrasting attitudes of elegance and sport style. The Headline shoes combine craftsmanship and artistic flourish: hand-painted ostrich leather, a heel enveloped in python, and a metal-and-leather accessory placed by hand comprise this striking design. These are just a few glimpses into the array of detailing that makes up the collection. Each new statement on each girl is the sum of myriad well-considered parts.
The Women’s Fall-Winter 2018 collection by Nicolas Ghesquière for Louis Vuitton presents elegant eclecticism and thoughtful craftsmanship.Nicolas Ghesquière Ready to Wear
Louis Vuitton is pleased to announce the opening of its newly relocated store in Chadstone Shopping Centre, Melbourne.
Louis Vuitton first opened in Chadstone Shopping Centre in 2009. Today, the relocation to a larger space within the centre reinforces its ties in Chadstone and also allows for the introduction of Men’s and Women’s Ready-to-Wear collections, gifting and fragrance.
The store introduces a new and fresh architectural concept to Melbourne, reflecting the latest trends in Louis Vuitton’s approach to client experience. In addition to the introduction of Men’s and Women’s Ready-to-Wear collections, fragrance and gifting, the Chadstone store also offers shoes, watches & jewellery, Leather Goods, Small Leather Goods and Travel, together with the full range of accessories for both men’s and women’s.Ready to Wear Fragrance Gifting Chadstone
The Women’s Fall-Winter 2018 collection by Nicolas Ghesquière for Louis Vuitton explores space through classicism and sparkle.
This collection is an invitation to travel between past and future by linking savoir-faire with forward vision. Recombining established wardrobe codes, remixing era references and reimagining contemporary elegance, Nicolas Ghesquière has proposed an offering that appears at once original and familiar. Whether an ample coat or a fluid evening dress, slim trousers or blouses with flattering volumes, his collection asserts an updated interpretation of French chic. Colours enhance classic silhouettes and eclectic flourishes add new sophistication. Alongside these looks are the latest handbag, which further the iconic signatures of Louis Vuitton. Among the standouts: a hatbox scaled down to a miniature size in the classic Monogram canvas; or the new Petite Malle, which envelops the Maison’s heritage with a layer of sparkle. Altogether, a sense of fluid force designed to endure.
Explore the Women’s Fall Winter 2018 collection campaign.Nicolas Ghesquière Campaign
From the ends of the world to Grasse, discovering perfumery’s most luxurious raw ingredients.
A native of Grasse, the cradle of both perfumery and leather work, Master Perfumer Jacques Cavallier Belletrud created each of his new men’s perfumes in his creative atelier at Les Fontaines Parfumées.
In this Provençal estate, surrounded by flower fields and citrus groves, Jacques Cavallier Belletrud composes and formulates immobile journeys designed to take shape on the surface of the skin. To do so, he draws from the most exquisite raw materials in the world. He travels the five continents in quest of olfactory emotion: knows by heart all the steps necessary to cultivate Pallida iris and Peruvian balsam, the artisanal harvesting of which he tracks in Salvador; negotiates the quality of citrus with growers in Calabria, and purchases the most aromatic cocoa beans on the Ivory Coast, as well as Sambac jasmine in China. But once the ingredients are sourced, they are transported to his hometown of Grasse, and the transformation begins. Bolstered by the exceptional knowledge in Grasse where, from one generation to the next, experts perfect and transmit techniques for transforming raw materials and performing carbon dioxide extractions. Each petal is reverently respected; resulting in infusions so faithful to the original plant that they could already stand on their own as perfumes.Les Parfums Louis Vuitton Jacques Cavallier Belletrud
In this Travel Book, the comic-book artist Thomas Ott, describes Route 66's fall, as is his wont. The end of the journey cannot be a happy ending, only a culdesac, a dead end.
No one but Thomas Ott, a true film fanatic nourished on comic books and novels, could rush with such fervour to the legendary US Route 66. From Chicago, Illinois, to Santa Monica, California, he travelled nearly 4,500 kilometres over a period of three weeks.
“Route 66 is a forgotten world. No one uses it. The landscapes are bare. The towns are in ruins. The streets are empty and silent. These are ghost towns, frozen in the past. I illustrate this lost America along the road.”
As the horizon stretches out, the traveller becomes intoxicated with movement, space and freedom.
Thomas Ott, born in 1966 in Zurich, is one of the rare comic-book artists to work in black and white, a powerful choice he made over thirty years ago. With infinite patience, he scrapes away at the Indiaink-coated surface of scratchboards with a utility knife, his hatch marks uncovering the white underneath to create the sharp contours of a world that belongs to him alone.Travel Books Illustration