• LOUIS VUITTON POP UP STORE AT COLETTE

    • LOUIS VUITTON POP UP STORE AT COLETTE - Louis Vuitton Fashion NEWS
    • LOUIS VUITTON POP UP STORE AT COLETTE - Louis Vuitton Fashion NEWS
    For the upcoming Paris Menswear Collections, Louis Vuitton and Colette team up to open a pop-up store.

    From June 22nd until July 18th, the concept store Colette will premiere a selection of pieces from the Louis Vuitton Fall 2015 show collection. This is the first time in Europe that the Maison is showcasing its entire men's universe outside its own stores.

    The collection developed by Kim Jones, Artistic Director of Louis Vuitton men's collections, is a tribute to the creations of Christopher Nemeth, the late English fashion designer and artist. The collection plays with the famous cord print and the 'Harajuku' spirit silhouette that greatly influenced Nemeth's work in Japan.

    Special displays will be showcased in Colette's windows and a limited edition of the Twister canvas tennis shoe has been exclusively developed for the occasion.

    Tags: Fashion show, Ready to Wear, Kim Jones, Pop-up Store, Colette, Christopher Nemeth

  • "BEYOND THE WALLS" EXHIBITION IN BEIJING

    The exhibition “Fondation Louis Vuitton building in Paris by Frank Gehry” will be held in Beijing from 19th June to 16th August 2015, first step of the Fondation Louis Vuitton’s project abroad.

    As stated during its inauguration, the Fondation Louis Vuitton intends to deploy its artistic activities not only in Paris but also abroad. The first step of this "beyond-the-walls" programme will take place in Beijing from 19th June to 16th August 2015, in a specially allocated venue within the 'China World' complex.

    From early sketches to the completion of work, the monographic exhibition focuses on Frank Gehry’s project for the Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris. It offers a new vision of the creative universe of the architect and Laureate of the prestigious Pritzker Prize in 1989, who has described the Foundation as a 'magnificent vessel that symbolizes France’s profound cultural vocation'.

    The show will then travel to Tokyo, where it will be held in the Espace Culturel Louis Vuitton from 15th October 2015. Future events in the Fondation Louis Vuitton’s "beyond-the-walls" art programme will be announced subsequently.

    Photography credits: © Jean Larivière pour la Fondation Louis Vuitton, © Iwan Baan 2014.

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    Tags: Exhibition, Fondation Louis Vuitton, Frank Gehry

  • AN HOMAGE TO CHRISTOPHER NEMETH

    • AN HOMAGE TO CHRISTOPHER NEMETH - Louis Vuitton Fashion NEWS
    • AN HOMAGE TO CHRISTOPHER NEMETH - Louis Vuitton Fashion NEWS
    • AN HOMAGE TO CHRISTOPHER NEMETH - Louis Vuitton Fashion NEWS
    This June, the New Bond Street Maison will play host to debuting a preview of Louis Vuitton’s Fall 2015 Men collection ahead of its official launch in August.

    The collection takes its cue from London designer and artist, Christopher Nemeth, who rebelliously fused Savile Row tailoring with street wear. Nemeth, who was born in Birmingham but resided in Tokyo from 1986 until his death in 2010 aged 51, was an unsung hero of British fashion who was relatively unknown in the UK, but not to Louis Vuitton men’s artistic director, Kim Jones, who says Nemeth’s work defined London during the 1980s. "He trained as a fine artist and came into fashion from being an illustrator, and that chimes with how I started," reveals Jones, continuing, "I wanted to openly celebrate his life and work." Jones sourced four original prints from Nemeth’s archive and collaborated with stylist and accessories designer, Judy Blame – a member of Nemeth’s creative force – on jewellery, while also consulting with Nemeth’s widow and daughters on other details of the collection. Jones’ vision manifests as cork embossed cashmere, laser etchings on shearling, even a flocked suitcase – which all marry the standout craftsmanship of Louis Vuitton’s ateliers with the wit and originality of Nemeth’s world. P.S. Nemeth’s middle name? Louis. Now that’s serendipity.

    Photographs by Jamie McGregor Smith

    Tags: London, Christopher Nemeth, Kim Jones, New Bond Street Maison