Louis Vuitton Information Guide

Fashion Trends

Louis Vuitton luggage, bags, jewelry and more

Louis Vuitton History 

Everyone knows the famous Monogram, but do you know the actual history of the Louis Vuitton company? The original Louis Vuitton company was founded by Louis Vuitton in 1854 on Rue Neuve des Capucines in Paris, France. Originally a luggage maker, Louis Vuitton realized that flat trunks could be stacked, as opposed to the rounded trunks that were more popular at the time. In 1858, Vuitton introduced his flat-bottom trunks and France went wild. Everywhere, luggage makers or malletiers, started to imitate Louis Vuitton’s designs.

In 1892, Louis Vuitton died, and the company's management passed to his son, Georges Vuitton. George Vuitton had a vision for the company and wanted to grow it into a worldwide company. Then, in 1896... something huge: Georges Vuitton created the iconic Monogram Canvas.  By 1913, the Louis Vuitton Building opened on the Champs-Elysees, which was the largest travel-goods store in the world at the time. Soon after, stores were opened in New York, Bombay, Washington, London, Alexandria, and Buenos Aires.

Louis Vuitton Trunk

In 1936, Georges Vuitton died, and his son, Gaston-Louis Vuitton, assumed control of the company.  Gaston-Louis began to incorporate leather and transform the Monogram canvas into a more pliable material for use on handbags and small leather goods.

1987 saw the creation of LVMH, which was a merging of Louis Vuitton with Moët et Chandon and Hennessy, to create the largest Luxury Conglomerate in the world.

In 1997, Marc Jacobs became the company’s artistic director, introduced first RTW line and introduced the Vernis collection. Marc Jacobs brought a much needed youthful spirit to LV and spurred collaborations with famous artists: In 2001, Stephen Sprouse created the Graffiti and Roses lines; in 2003, Takashi Murakami created the Monogram Multicolore and Cherry Blossom lines; in 2008, artist Richard Prince created the Aquarelle, or more commonly known as the Watercolor Speedy. A reinterpretation of the iconic bag, this style features the classic Monogram pattern with a smudged painted fashion. There are 17 paint colors that are used in the smudging of this Speedy. These were released in white and brown. In 2012, Yayoi Kusama created “Infinitely Kusama” collection. Additionally, Marc Jacobs also introduced LV to collaborating with numerous street artists.

  • Louis Vuitton Graffiti
  • Louis Vuitton Roses Lines
  • Louis Vuitton watercolor
  • Louis Vuitton Kusama

These recent collaborations are part of the Limited Edition collection that Louis Vuitton releases yearly. Often, these collaborations and collections sell for above their retail prices.

History of Louis Vuitton Styles:

  • 1930, the Keepall bag was introduced.
  • 1930s, the Alma bag was created by Gaston-Louis Vuitton. It is believed that it was originally made Coco Chanel as a custom order. Originally, the bag was named ‘Champs of Elysees’ after the famous road in Paris. The original Alma was the creation of Gaston Vuitton, who named it for the Alma Bridge, a span that connects two Parisian neighborhoods.
  • 1932, LV introduced the Noé bag when a champagne house contacted LV to make a bag that would hold 6 bottles of champagne. The bag still serves this function - 4 bottles with the bottom down and the 5th inverted and nestled between the others. This drawstring bag comes in two sizes - the Noe, and the smaller Petit Noe. The name Noe is French for Noah, who was not only famous for loading animals on the Arc two by two, but for his ability to consume wine.
  • 1965, film star Audrey Hepburn made a special request to Louis Vuitton to make a mini version of their Keepall duffle just for her.  Louis Vuitton obliged Audrey’s request and created what is now known by fashionista’s and handbag lovers as the “Speedy 25”. Now created in 25, 30, 35, and 40, as well as a Bandouliere style that includes a strap.
  • 1966, the Papillon was launched.
  • 2007, the Neverfull was introduced and has become one of LV’s all-time most successful bags. The Neverfull comes in three sizes, PM, MM and GM. It is made in classic monogram canvas, Damier (both ebene and Azur), Epi leather and has been re-created in limited edition styles.
  • Saumur: Named after the city of Saumur and its world-famous riding school, the shape is reminiscent of a horse’s saddle. Additionally, Coco Chanel was born in Saumur, a city in the Loire Valley in France.
  • Louis Vuitton bags may come in different sizes while using the same name. As stated above, some sizing is in the format of numbers (25, 30, 35, 40, etc.). These numbers signify the length in centimeters. In addition, Louis Vuitton also refers to sizes as PM (Petit Modele), MM (Medium Modele), or GM (Grande Modele), for small, medium, and large. 

Louis Vuitton Monogram Canvas

It was George Vuitton, Louis Vuitton’s son, who decided in 1896 to carry on the adventure begun by his father by designing the famous Monogram Canvas. At the time, to foil counterfeiters, he created a canvas bearing bold graphics, a pattern that was instantly recognizable. The unique pattern is composed of flowers, a universal and timeless symbol, and the entwined Louis Vuitton initials.  The pattern was based on the trend of using Japanese and Oriental designs in the late Victorian era. The Monogram fabric is crafted out of durable vinyl coated canvas.

Since it was first designed, the Monogram canvas has been associated with natural, vegetable-tanned vachetta cowhide leather.  Its smooth, natural grain brings out the harmony of the carefully selected hide. The transparency reveals the natural markings, such as veins and wrinkles, proving it has not been treated. This delicate, easily scratched leather is a testament to the bag’s history and develops a unique amber patina, unique to each bag and greater suppleness with time. The leather starts out with a white tone and gradually darkens over time, leaving a rich caramel or amber color.

Louis Vuitton Classic Monogram details

 

Louis Vuitton Damier Ebene Canvas

Contrary to popular belief, Damier Canvas was created before Monogram canvas. Influenced by the striped Raye canvas that was still being imitated, Vuitton wanted to take his design even further. In 1888, Louis Vuitton created the Damier Canvas pattern, which bore a logo thatreads "marque L. Vuitton déposée", which translates into "L. Vuitton registered trademark".  1998 saw the one hundred year anniversary of the release of Monogram canvas, which lead to a re-release of the original Damier canvas.  Ready for a fun fact? “Damier” literally translates from French to English to “Checker Board.”  The current Damier Ebene pattern is printed on black coated canvas in small lines of two shades of brown to create the unique and lovable checked pattern, which is why Damier Ebene fades to black in some areas when it’s been gently used.

Louis Vuitton Damier detials

Louis Vuitton Damier Azur

Launched in 2006, this line is a new interpretation of the iconic Damier Canvas, the Damier Azur collection takes us away to the celebrated shores of the French Riviera. At once classic and casual, subtly different, Damier Azur offers a complete collection of products ranging from city bags to luggage.

Louis Vuitton Damier Azur

Louis Vuitton Damier Graphite

The black and grey themed Damier pattern was created in honor of Louis Vuitton’s 120th anniversary of the canvas. Released in 2008, the Damier Graphite collection is a discreet revisit of the classic Damier. Damier Graphite features an understated black and grey tonal pattern with smooth black leather, instead of the iconic brown.  Damier Graphite is only released in Men’s accessories and leather goods.

Louis Vuitton Damier Graphite

Louis Vuitton Monogram Multicolore

In 2003, in collaboration with Japanese artist Takashi Murakami, the Monogram Multicolore line was born.  Takashi Murakami is considered one of the leaders in Japanese neo-pop art. Famous for his colorful, cheerful work, Murakami created the fun and cheerful Monogram canvas which uses 33 colors to create the well known Monogram pattern.

Louis Vuitton White Multicolor  Louis Vuitton Black Multicolor

Louis Vuitton Mini Lin / Monogram Idylle 

 The Monogram Mini Lin Canvas Collection is a newer line that sports a lighter, more supple but resistant canvas. It is made of 58% cotton, 24% linen and 18% polyamide.   In 2010, the Mini Lin collection was reinvented and renamed to the Monogram Idylle Canvas Collection, which sports a lighter, more supple but resistant canvas.

Louis Vitton Mini Lin/Monogram idylle

Louis Vuitton Monogram Denim 

 This unique and playful take on the Monogram pattern debuted in 2005. Crafted out of stonewashed denim with the Louis Vuitton monogram pattern, the Monogram Denim line comes with blue, green, pink, grey, and black.

Louis Vuitton Monogram Denim

Louis Vuitton Monogram Vernis 

The Vernis line was introduced in 1997 by then, newly appointed Artistic Director Marc Jacobs. The Vernis line was inspired by RTW collections and is continually released in a range of unique, sparkling colors that highlight the famous Monogram print.. In French "vernis" means ‘varnish’ which explains the shiny and sparkly effect of the bags. It is a monogram embossed coated leather which is like patent leather and is embossed with the famous Monogram.

Louis Vuitton Vernis Details

Vernis color list:

Beige: Introduced in 1998, Discontinued in 2005

Rouge Fauviste: Introduced in 2010

Baby Blue: Introduced in 1998, Discontinued in 2000

Vert Impression: Introduced in 2010

Orange: Limited Edition, Introduced & Discontinued in 1998

Gris Art Deco: Introduced in 2010

Baby Pink: Introduced in 1999, Discontinued in 2000

Rose Florentine: Introduced in 2010

Red: Introduced in 1999, Discontinued in 2006

Givre: Introduced in 2011

Lime/Light Yellow: Introduced in 1999, Discontinued in 2000

Blanc Corail: Introduced in 2011

Purple: Introduced in 1999, Discontinued in 2000

Bleu Infini: Introduced in 2011

Silver: Introduced in 1999, Discontinued in 2000

Terre D’Ombre: Introduced in 2011

Bronze: Introduced in 2000, Discontinued in 2006

Bleu Lagon: Introduced in 2012

Mango/Dark Yellow: Introduced in 2000, Discontinued in 2001

Rouge Grenadine: Introduced in 2012

Fuschia: Introduced in 2003, Discontinued in 2005

Jaune Passion: Introduced in 2012

Lavender: Introduced in 2003, Discontinued in 2005

Beige Poudre: Introduced in 2012

Marshmallow: Introduced in 2004, Discontinued 2005

Rose Velours: Introduced in 2013

Peppermint: Introduced in 2004, Discontinued in 2005

Indian Rose: Introduced in 2013

Perle: Introduced in 2005

Rose Angelique: Introduced in 2013

Framboise: Introduced in 2005, Discontinued in 2006

Black Magnetique: Introduced in 2013

Indigo: Introduced in 2005, Discontinued in 2006

Grand Blue: Introduced in 2013

Noisette: Introduced in 2005

Citrine: Introduced in 2014

Amarante: Introduced in 2007

Lilas: Introduced in 2014

Pomme D’amour: Introduced in 2007

Amethyste: Introduced in 2014

Orange Sunset: Introduced in 2008

Dune: Introduced in 2014

Vert Tonic: Introduced in 2008

Galet

Violette: Introduced in 2008

Cerise

Vert Bronze:  Introduced in 2009

Griotte

Rose Pop: Introduced in 2009

Rose Litchi

Blue Galactic: Introduced in 2009

 

Vernis Color Guide:

Louis Vuitton Vernis Color Guide

Louis Vuitton Epi Leather

Inspired by a grained leather used by Louis Vuitton in the 1920’s, the Epi line, created in 1985, is the first leather line of the House. The Louis Vuitton Epi Leather collection was created to respond to the demand for more durable leather necessary in modern travel conditions. Its originality comes from the graphic two-tone effect which makes it immediately recognizable.

The process consists of printing an intensely dyed leather before applying a special coloration on the surface of the grain, which can withstand any weather condition. The natural stretch of Epi leather also offers good qualities of resistance. Curated in a multitude of colors, we appreciate the durability and timelessness of the Epi leather collection.  Older Epi typically comes with goldtone hardware, with a brief interlude of brushed brass and titanium. Louis Vuitton introduced shiny silvertone hardware in 2004.  In Spring 2001, the Epi Plage collection was a limited release with a vinyl transparent Epi line, used for the beach. This came in three colors - Grenadine Red, Coconut, Orange. In 2010, Electric Epi was introduced as a glossy patent leather version of Epi in three colors, Plum, Black, and Amande. In 2011, the Epi collection was released with a new assortment of bright colors.

Louis Vuitton Epi Leather Details

Epi Color List:

Black: Introduced in 1985, always available

Borneo Green: Introduced in 1985; Discontinued 1998

Kenyan Fawn: Introduced in 1985, Discontinued

Toledo Blue: Introduced in 1985; Discontinued 2002

Winnipeg Sable: Introduced in 1985; Discontinued

Castilian Red: Introduced in 1987

Cipango Gold: Introduced in 1990, Discontinued

Tassil Yellow: Introduced in 1993; Discontinued 2003

Vanilla: Introduced in 2000; Discontinued 2002

Lilac: Introduced in 2000; Discontinued 2003

Pepper: Introduced in 2000; Discontinued in 2005

Moka: Introduced in 2000; Discontinued

Mandarin: Discontinued 2006

Myrtille Blue: Introduced in 2003; Discontinued in 2006

Rouge: Introduced in 2006; Discontinued in 2009

Canelle: Introduced 2006

Ivorie: Introduced in 2007

Cassis: Introduced in 2008

Grenade: Introduced in 2008-2009

Rubis: Introduced 2009

Menthe: Introduced in 2011

Cacao: Introduced in 2011

Figue: Introduced in 2011

Piment: Introduced in 2011

Indigo: Introduced in 2011

Fuchsia: Introduced in 2011

Gres: Introduced in 2011

Citron: Introduced in 2011

Cyan: Introduced in 2011

Carmine: Introduced in 2011

Quetsche: Introduced in 2014

Pistache: Introduced in 2014

Dune: Introduced in 2014

Saphir: Introcued in 2014

Coquelicot: Introduced in 2014

Mimosa - Introduced in 2014

Rose Nacre - Introduced in 2014

Bordeaux - Introduced 2014

Grenade (new Grenade) - Introduced 2015

Rose Ballerine - Introduced 2015

Epi Color Guide:

Louis Vuitton Epi Color Guide

Louis Vuitton Monogram Empreinte 

Released in 2012, the Monogram Empreinte line is both luxurious and durable. After carefully selecting the highest quality of calf leather, it is dyed throughout and then enriched with tannins for a rounder aspect. Then, the leather is drummed several times to softly pull up the natural grain of the skin and reveal its supple, luxurious feel.  Finally, the leather is embossed with the iconic Monogram pattern.

Louis Vuitton Monogram Empreinte

Empreinte Color List:

Safran Amethyste
Orient Black
Cerise Galet
Jaipur Bronze
Aurore Havane
Flamme Terre
Celeste Ombre
Infini Neige
Orage  

Empreinte Color Guide:

Louis Vuitton Empreinte Color Guide

Louis Vuitton Taiga Leather 

The taiga leather line is named after the largest coniferous forest in Russia called the Taiga. This line was introduced in 1993 and has remained popular since. Mostly used to construct briefcases and travel accessories, the Taiga line is sophisticated and will always remain a classic. The Taiga line is only released in Men’s accessories and leather goods

Louis Vuitton Taiga Leather

Louis Vuitton Suhali Leather 

Suhali Leather is made from Suhali goat leather that have been hand-selected from the highest quality goatskins. Launched in 2004, it is natural grain which has not undergone chemical treatment to maintain the excellent balance between suppleness and durability.

Louis Vuitton Suhali Leather

Suhali names are adjectives describing a Louis Vuitton woman:

L'Impétueux spontaneous, mischievous
L'Épanoui blossoming, radiant
L'Affriolant alluring
L'Aimable lovable
L'Imprevisible unpredictable
Le Talentueux talented
L'Ingenieux crafty, cunning
Le Inoubliable (aka Lockit) unforgettable
Le Fabuleux Fabulous

Suhali Color List:

Plum White
Geranium Blue
Tanami Verone
Sienne Gold
Black Silver

Louis Vuitton Monogram Mahina Leather 

Introduced in 2007, the Mahina line is made from gorgeous drummed leather and has meticulous perforations in the classic Monogram pattern. The Mahina collection was inspired by the phases and crescents of the moon and in Polynesian culture the Mahina is a lunar deity.

Louis Vuitton Monogram Mahina Leather

Mahina Color Guide:

Mahina Leather color guide

comments(0) views(452)

Rumors are Flying That These Louis Vuitton Bags are Being Discontinued

Handbags

Tag: Louis Vuitton bags

comments(0) views(15)

LOUIS VUITTON TRIANGLE SOFTY BAG

Handbags

Louis-Vuitton-Triangle-Softy-Bag

Recently, there’s a hobo trend going on at the house of Louis Vuitton, but we also need to say that their hobo’s are getting prettier and lovelier. Remember the Louis Vuitton Tuileries Hobo Bag, another hit in the fashion world. But now let’s introduce the latest Louis Vuitton Triangle Softy Bag, just launched for the Spring Summer 2017 Collection. This bag is inspired by Nicolas Ghesquiere’s search for the essence of Parisian elegance; this piece is a statement maker.

What we’ve seen Louis Vuiton doing more these days, is transforming normal handles in braided handles. This new design looks modern and fabulous; it creates and interesting touch to its overall appearance. The body features the house’s iconic monogram canvas and the modern monogram reversed canvas. The bottom edges are refined with black leather and golden studs for an urban look. And we’ve to say that the black leather on the handles, on the sides of the zip and the corners do enhance the golden hardware that has been embellished around the bag. It just shines.

The bag is made with double-faced construction, if you look closely, there is a zip option on the top, but there is also a zipper on the side. The side zipper opens another small pocket for your instant-essentials, and although it looks stunning, the side zip might be not so practical for security reason.

Here are the details:

Louis Vuitton Monogram Canvas Triangle Softy Bag
Size: 17.7’ x 12’ x 6.3’ inches
Prices: $2540 USD, €1880 euro, £1750 GBP, $3200 CAD, $21700 HKD, $3350 AUD, ¥308880 JPY

Louis Vuitton Monogram Flower Triangle Softy Bag
Size: 17.7’ x 12’ x 6.3’ inches
Prices: $4550 USD, €3200 euro, £2980 GBP, $5500 CAD, ¥511920 JPY

Louis-Vuitton-Triangle-Softy-Bag-2

Tag: Louis Vuitton Bag TRIANGLE SOFTY

comments(0) views(35)

Louis Vuitton builds plush trunks for the 2017 French Open Trophies

Louis Vuitton News


It’s time for the second grand slam of the year and we cannot wait to witness our beloved hotshots, (read Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, and Angelique Kerber) sweating it out for the legendary Roland-Garros’ trophies. Amidst the high-power struggles and some on and off court drama, one news that has managed to catch our eye is the unveiling of the novel LV trunks that will house the Grand 2017 French Open Trophies.


The French label has specially created two trophy trunks for the Suzanne-Lenglen Cup and the Musketeers’ Cup, each of which is awarded to the French Open Women’s and Men’s champions every year. Manufactured by Maison Mellerio, the oldest and probably the most revered Goldsmith in the world, the two trophies are a result of long hours of work and excellent craftsmanship. It’s no wonder then, that the prestigious cups have found a home as luxurious as the LV trunks.

Meticulously produced at the brand’s historic workshops in Asnières, the LV trunks boast of terracotta-colored interiors as well as the signature brass corners and lock. Adorned in the iconic Monogram canvas, one can also catch the quintessential ‘V’ mark on the front of them for an added dose of charm. It will certainly be exciting to know who bags these luxe LV trunks (and the French open trophies) this year.

Tag: Louis Vuitton

comments(0) views(45)

The Louis Vuitton America Cup Challenger Playoffs Trophy and Trunk are here

Louis Vuitton News


Louis Vuitton has a long association with the America’s Cup that dates to the year 1983. The marquee is officially responsible for designing trophies for the coveted Match each year and in doing so it recently unveiled the brand-new Trophy and Trunk for the LV America’s Cup Challenger Playoffs, taking place from Sunday June 4th to Monday June 12th 2017 in Bermuda.


Five challengers including the likes of Land Rover BAR, Emirates Team New Zealand, Artemis Racing, SoftBank Team Japan and Groupama Team France will be battling it out against ORACLE TEAM USA (the ferocious defender and winner of the 34th America’s Cup), to ultimately win the 35th series of the America’s Cup. It is no small task to emerge victorious in a battle so grand, and thus LV has commissioned a new trophy and trunk to mark the supreme achievement. Crafted in 10kg of sterling silver, the new trophy stands tall in its 70-cm frame and is polished and satin-finished to perfection. It also dons the iconic Gaston ‘V’ mark and is an ultimate ode to the heritage and rich standing of the America’s Cup.

A Monogram trunk created especially for the Challenger’s Trophy also carries the famous Gaston ‘V’ in red on its front along with a classic blue microfiber interior and a bunch of other meticulous details. The superior Louis Vuitton America’s Cup Challenger Playoffs trophy will be awarded to the team that emerges victorious on June 11th or 12th on the Great Sound. We cannot seem to hold our excitement in! Can you?

Tag: Louis Vuitton

comments(0) views(61)

LOUIS VUITTON CRUISE 2018 RUNWAY BAG

Louis Vuitton News

Louis-Vuitton-Cruise-2018-Runway-Bag-Collection

Straight out of the Miho Museum outside the city of Kyoto, Japan, Nicolas Ghesquiere’s genius floated through the air with his latest Louis Vuitton Cruise 2018 Runway Bag Collection. The collection is nothing but a riveting homage to Japanese culture with which Ghesquiere has fell in love with. Others described it as his open love letter to Japan and this is more than evident with what we’ve seen in the runway.

Featuring unique designs that are suffused and imbued with Japan’s trademarks such as the colorful dresses of kabukis and geishas, the tenacious lifestyle of the samurais, and the cutesy and quirky style of the Kawaii, the bag collection is indeed a pleasant surprise to many. It is in fact a collaboration between Nicolas Ghesquire and Kansai Yamamoto, a world-renowned Japanese designer.

Louis-Vuitton-Cruise-2018-Runway-Bag-Collection-20

You can see that there are Louis Vuitton’s classics and cult favorites gracing the collection. The Petite Malle, the Speedy and a new flap bag all in Monogram Canvas and Monogram reverse prints are unstoppable with their refined grace, injected with quirky and offbeat designs such as a kabuki taking a peek with her curious eyes, traditional prints of fishermen, and Samurai armors to name a few.

We are also seeing a new bucket bag, which is inspired by traditional Japanese lanterns and several small hot box bags in different sizes, prints, and finish. What could we say? This collection is entirely an amalgam of all things quirky and fun.

Louis-Vuitton-Cruise-2018-Runway-Bag-Collection-2

Louis-Vuitton-Cruise-2018-Runway-Bag-Collection-3

Louis-Vuitton-Cruise-2018-Runway-Bag-Collection-4

Louis-Vuitton-Cruise-2018-Runway-Bag-Collection-5

Louis-Vuitton-Cruise-2018-Runway-Bag-Collection-6

Louis-Vuitton-Cruise-2018-Runway-Bag-Collection-7

Louis-Vuitton-Cruise-2018-Runway-Bag-Collection-8

Louis-Vuitton-Cruise-2018-Runway-Bag-Collection-9

Louis-Vuitton-Cruise-2018-Runway-Bag-Collection-10

Louis-Vuitton-Cruise-2018-Runway-Bag-Collection-11

Louis-Vuitton-Cruise-2018-Runway-Bag-Collection-12

Louis-Vuitton-Cruise-2018-Runway-Bag-Collection-13

Louis-Vuitton-Cruise-2018-Runway-Bag-Collection-14

Louis-Vuitton-Cruise-2018-Runway-Bag-Collection-15

Louis-Vuitton-Cruise-2018-Runway-Bag-Collection-16

Louis-Vuitton-Cruise-2018-Runway-Bag-Collection-17

Louis-Vuitton-Cruise-2018-Runway-Bag-Collection-18

Louis-Vuitton-Cruise-2018-Runway-Bag-Collection-19

Louis-Vuitton-Cruise-2018-Runway-Bag-Collection-20

Louis-Vuitton-Cruise-2018-Runway-Bag-Collection-22

Louis-Vuitton-Cruise-2018-Runway-Bag-Collection-23

Louis-Vuitton-Cruise-2018-Runway-Bag-Collection-24

Louis-Vuitton-Cruise-2018-Runway-Bag-Collection-25

Louis-Vuitton-Cruise-2018-Runway-Bag-Collection-26

Louis-Vuitton-Cruise-2018-Runway-Bag-Collection-27

Louis-Vuitton-Cruise-2018-Runway-Bag-Collection-28

Louis-Vuitton-Cruise-2018-Runway-Bag-Collection-29

Louis-Vuitton-Cruise-2018-Runway-Bag-Collection-30

Tag: Louis Vuitton Bag Cruise Runway 2018

comments(0) views(87)

Powered by Ilvnews.com | Fashion | Shoes | Contact Us : mybrandhome@gmail.com sitemap