Louis Vuitton has long anticipated the needs of the modern traveller. The new store at Heathrow Terminal Five perfectly highlights the Art of Travel legacy of Louis Vuitton. It is ideal timing that the opening will coincide with the arrival of the Cruise collection in stores. The collection, which was presented in Monaco by Nicolas Ghesquière, abounds in Aquatic motifs; from cut out ‘portholes’ on navy sweaters and maritime flares to dresses boasting decorative rich embroideries depicting coral branches.
For the occasion, Nicolas Ghesquière commissioned artist and filmmaker, Ange Leccia to create a visual installation. His film, Giraglia features the Mediterranean Sea and will be presented on a digital screen set within the impressive 6m façade of the store. “Giraglia is a small island very close to my Corsican home,” says Leccia. “When Louis Vuitton called me, I was with my camera in the water, searching for some images.” He adds: “I like to create works that have a physical, sensual impact. I hope it will bring nature and silence into this space; I hope it creates a relaxing area for the consumer.”
Visit Louis Vuitton Terminal 5 to discover the Cruise collection.
COLLECTION LOUIS VUITTON 2014 - 'GIRIGLIA' ANGE LECCIA
This December, Louis Vuitton opens its first European airport store at Heathrow Terminal Five.
Louis Vuitton has long anticipated the needs of the modern traveller. The new store at Heathrow Terminal Five perfectly highlights the Art of Travel legacy of Louis Vuitton. It is ideal timing that the opening will coincide with the arrival of the Cruise collection in stores. The collection, which was presented in Monaco by Nicolas Ghesquière, abounds in Aquatic motifs; from cut out ‘portholes’ on navy sweaters and maritime flares to dresses boasting decorative rich embroideries depicting coral branches.Airport Stores Video Cruise
Focusing on ultimate personalisation and private brand experiences, the Maison stays true to its tradition of offering personal services.
This holiday season, Louis Vuitton unveils its newly renovated store on the Avenue Montaigne in the heart of Paris. Decorated in fine materials with original artworks by contemporary artists, the new environment designed by architect Peter Marino allows clients to experience a unique, personalised shopping experience.
The Maison’s tradition of excellence in high quality leather craftsmanship is the foundation for its newly enhanced personalization service. Since 1854, Louis Vuitton has offered clients made-to-order and personalization services. This service, called Haute Maroquinerie proposes leather goods in an array of shapes, materials, colors, linings and finishings: the selection is so varied that each handbag is certain to be unique.
Hand-painted initials and motifs are also available for hard-sided luggage, while hot stamping is possible for selected pieces and small leather accessories. Tailoring, the new men’s permanent collection for business and travel, as well as made-to-order shoes and belts round out the store’s personalised offer.
Click here for more info.Stores Avenue Montaigne Personalisation Haute Maroquinerie
For this upcoming holiday season, Michelle Williams chooses her perfect wishlist from Louis Vuitton's selection.
Michelle Williams' Louis Vuitton wishlist mixes practicality with elegance: The Keepall Bandoulière, perfect for a weekend away and in the cabin friendly size, has an easy-to-carry cross shoulder strap. The Petite Malle in Red, recalls the House's heritage in trunk making. The Lockit comes in an elegant Taurillon leather and perfect size for carrying documents or a laptop. Finally, the essential V pendant in gold, is a must-have this festive seasion.
Leather Goods Holiday Season Michelle Williams Wishlist
On June 4th the Espace Louis Vuitton launched IN SITU - 1, a new kind of residency and open-studio program involving three international female artists.
The Espace Louis Vuitton in Paris, Tokyo and Munich present IN SITU - 1, a new kind of residency and open-studio format, with artists Andrea Bowers, Min-Jeong Seo and Simryn Gill.
Each of the Espace has invited an international female artist to work in situ for four months and create new pieces within the space. The exhibition spaces are transformed for the four months into studios which are open to the public, giving visitors the chance to participate in the various phases of the creative process - from inspiration to realisation - and the opportunity to experience unique encounters with the artists. Munich welcomes Malaysian artist Simryn Gill from September 18th 2014.
Find out more about the exhibition HERE.Residenzpost Munich Espace culturel Exhibition
Louis Vuitton unveils an unreleased modular furniture design created by Pierre Paulin in 1972 for Herman Miller.
Cultivating a tradition of innovation, Louis Vuitton participates in a residential project conceived in 1972 by Pierre Paulin for American furniture maker Herman Miller. This long-lost, one-of-a-kind project had never actually been realized.
This year, Louis Vuitton once again revisits functionality by realizing “Playing with Shapes”; a satellite exhibition for the Miami Design District during Art Basel Miami, held December 2nd - 7th.
“One expects from a designer a practical object with, if possible, a touch of poetry and elegance”.
- Pierre Paulin
Avant-garde designer Pierre Paulin anticipated the necessary alliance between a changing world, new techniques and a living space that was conceived as a refuge, or an intimate safe house. From 1969, Pierre Paulin had been in contact with Herman Miller, a furniture company founded by the De Pree family. The artist admired the family’s history, particularly the fact that they had produced works by Charles and Ray Eames and George Nelson. Together, Paulin and the company planned to produce a range of original and revolutionary equipment for residential homes. The rest is history.
Miami Photography Pierre Paulin