Now covering twenty-one of the world's greatest cities, Louis Vuitton adds the cities of Berlin, Istanbul, Milan, Rio de Janeiro, Singapore and Shanghai to its collection of City Guides. In addition, there will be a fresh look at Paris in the company of architect Frank Gehry.
Since 1998, Louis Vuitton has been sharing its unique perspective of the world through its City Guides which offer a hand-picked selection of addresses in each destination. Each guide includes the participation of a special guest contributor, who all speak from their personal experience in their home cities: a first person singular initiation to the city.
The Louis Vuitton City Guides can be purchased individually or as a box set including any 5 destinations among the 21 in the entire collection.
Fashion capitals: London, Milan, New York, Paris, Tokyo
Important centers for contemporary art: London, Miami, New York, São Paulo, Venice
Beach cities: Cape Town, Los Angeles, Rio de Janeiro, Singapore, Sydney
Business cities: London, Hong Kong, New York, Singapore, Tokyo
This season, the inspirations ranged from graphic shapes and shiny accessories for trendy looks, to subtle work on natural materials and fabrics for more of a relaxed style.
The Flat Loafer is a revamp of the iconic Oxford loafer, declined in a rich version thanks to the amazing patchwork of sequins and jewel-like beads on the upper part of the shoe. We find a similar patchwork of jewels on the Sneakers Boots as well as the Sandal with its heel inspired from the FW14 Show.
New York based photographer Roe Ethridge captured the essence of this collection through the prism of the Artful Jewels theme.
Browse the whole collection here
Entitled Contact, Olafur Eliasson’s exhibition explores “the relations between self, space, and universe” by creating a cosmos within the Fondation.
Eliasson’s first solo show in France since his 2002 exhibition at the Musée d’Art moderne de la Ville de Paris, Contact envelops visitors in a choreography of moving light and shadows, seemingly transporting them into the darkness of outer space. A number of smaller optical devices distributed throughout specially built passageways continue the artist’s on-going investigations into the mechanisms of perception and the construction of space.
As Olafur Eliasson explains: “My exhibition addresses that which lies at the edge of our senses and knowledge, of our imagination and our expectations. It is about the horizon that divides, for each of us, the known from the unknown.”
Chief Curator : Suzanne Pagé
Curators: Laurence Bossé and Hans Ulrich Obrist, in close cooperation with Claire Staebler, together with Olafur Eliasson and his studio.
More at http://www.fondationlouisvuitton.fr/
The new Louis Vuitton store showcases a complete offer of women’s and men’s ready-to-wear, leather goods, shoes and accessories. These products show Louis Vuitton’s commitment to the finest craftsmanship, technical and stylistic inventiveness, using the highest quality materials and paying utmost attention to finishing touches.
Since 1854, Louis Vuitton proposes made-to-order and personalisation services to its clients. Linked to the Maison’s tradition of excellence in high quality leather craftsmanship, is the foundation for its newly enhanced bespoke offer. Staying true to its tradition of offering private and personalised services, an in-house concierge, will cater to clients’ requests, allowing them to cultivate their relationship with the Maison according to personal interests and points of view.
And for the first time in France, Louis Vuitton will also offer the possibility for clients to organize exclusive dinners inside a private ‘Apartment’ located above the store. The ‘Apartment’, composed of two salons and a reception area, will be available upon request.
More info on the store here.