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.
Resurfacing on this season’s bags
as an ultra-graphical element,
it leaves its creative mark as a reinvention of “malletage”.
This pattern is also the perfect finish to clothing.
Embroidery, topstitching, trompe-l’oeil, the “malletage”
plays nicely with all these effects.
Inside and out, the “malletage” pattern shows off and graces shoes, watches
and jewels in a crisscrossing of embellishment.
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.