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MALLETAGE

Featured on Louis Vuitton's first trunks, this crisscrossing pattern padded the insides of pieces. It is high time “malletage” was unpacked from the box.

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Origins
This galon trim set in crossing diagonals has, since the beginnings of the House, padded trunk interiors. This simple ingenuity fixed documents in their place regardless of the twists and turns of traveling.

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Leather goods
Resurfacing on this season’s bags
as an ultra-graphical element,
it leaves its creative mark as a reinvention of “malletage”.

Ready-to-wear
This pattern is also the perfect finish to clothing.
Embroidery, topstitching, trompe-l’oeil, the “malletage”
plays nicely with all these effects.

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Accessories
Inside and out, the “malletage” pattern shows off and graces shoes, watches
and jewels in a crisscrossing of embellishment.

Architecture
A long-standing code of Maison Louis Vuitton,
it inspires top architects and emblazons the shopfronts
of a few Louis Vuitton stores around the world,
the lights flashing through the openwork.

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