The powerhouse Louis Vuitton is undeniably an “it bag” maker. With a simple game of LV word association, the Monogram speedy probably instantly pops into your head. Louis Vuitton has turned over classic after classic, and their handbag game hasn’t showed any sign of slowing down. Recently many of LV’s signature bags were commemorated in mini form in the Louis Vuitton Nano collection. Louis Vuitton has also released more traditional styled bags with modern flair such as the Dora tote and Garance bag. Even with great new releases, it’s hard to say if Louis Vuitton has had any icon status worthy bags of late. However, PurseBop thinks she may have found a potential candidate: The Louis Vuitton Capucines. Let’s take a closer look before you decide…
Louis Vuitton has announced that the actress Léa Seydoux became its new ambassador. The interpreter of life of Adele said she felt “great pride in the idea of representing a symbol of French elegance, a legendary brand whose initials are known worldwide.” The luxury brand says it will make its first appearance in the colors of the brand at the UNICEF Ball on 12 January in Los Angeles. It will create an unprecedented Nicolas Ghesquière.
Nicolas Ghesquière knows to surround himself with good people. After Adèle Exarchopoulos, Alicia Vikander, Michelle Williams, Charlotte Gainsbourg and more recently Jaden Smith, artistic director of the house puts his heart on Léa Seydoux! On the official Instagram account of the brand, you can see a picture of the pretty blonde in black and white and as a legend “Louis Vuitton is pleased to announce that the French actress Léa Seydoux is the new face of the house“. The brand continues to make her talk lately. Certainly, a pronounced desire to stand out, after choosing a fictional character as the face of the new campaign and ask Jaden Smith have made skirt for the women’s collection spring / summer 2016, we still reserve Nicolas Ghesquière?
It is the turn of the French actress Léa Seydoux become the new muse of Louis Vuitton, the actress 30 years said about his collaboration with the inscription: “I feel a lot of pride in the idea of representing a symbol of ‘French elegance, a legendary brand whose initials are known in the world. I also admire the work of Nicolas Ghesquière, including its modernity and its insatiable quest for innovation. ” At the peak of his career, was not heard the last of Léa Seydoux!Louis Vuitton News
Louis Vuitton ad campaign has become even more irresistible – very few people would associate anime and videogames with designer fashion. With Nicolas Ghesquiere as the captain of the ship, it’s going to happen…
Meet lightning as the model for the Louis Vuitton Spring Summer 2016 Ad Campaign. Lightning is a beautiful character from the Final Fantasy (and only geeks would understand this). As she is posturing in the front of the camera, she is also carrying the latest Go-14 Shoulder bag with the print ‘Malletage’ detailing.
The bags are presented in multicolor, featured with a 3D LV logo on the front and long chain. The retail price of such beauty is around $4000 USD.
The second bag presented is what we think, the new Petite Malle Clutch Bag. The original version looks more like the Classic Trunk bag, but the newest version should be more modern.
Watch the video and images for more details…
Louis Vuitton News
Ghesquière made the announcement via his Instagram a few days ago by posting avideo with this accompanying caption: “Reality and fantasy become one : lightning a genuine heroine in the new @louisvuitton series 4 ad campaign.” In the video we see Lightning sporting a pink moto jacket and showing off some of her coolest moves. He later posted two images of the character in different Louis Vuitton ensembles. Lightning’s moto jacket look was brought to life on the LV s/s 2016 runway by pink haired model Fernanda Ly.
Videogame and sci-fi futurism is also a huge part of the LV collection. Look out for dark colors, metallics as well as print and texture clashes.
Louis Vuitton opens its first freestanding store in the center of downtown Washington DC, extending its long-standing relationship with the community.
“We are thrilled to announce the opening of our newest store at City Center DC”, said Anthony Ledru, President and CEO of Louis Vuitton Americas. “This store, in the heart of the city, will offer an exceptional level of service and a unique experience to local clients and visitors to the nation’s capital.”
BESPOKE OFFER – Louis Vuitton City Center DC will feature an assortment of leathergoods, shoes and accessories debuting with Nicolas Ghesquière’s Fall Winter 2015 Collection with the Petite Malle in bordeaux, the Twist lock bag in vernis noir and the Charlotte flat boot in black calf leather.
The store also will offer an extensive selection of Men’s and Women’s travel pieces, leathergoods, shoes and accessories. Other highlights include the new Pégase Légère and the Christopher backpack in black epi leather.
Since 1854, Louis Vuitton has provided special order and personalization services to its clients. The City Center DC store will offer Mon Monogram, allowing clients to customize their items with hand-painted initials and motifs. Hot stamping is possible for selected items and small leather accessories. Clients also will be able to design special order travel pieces, each made from start to finish by expert Louis Vuitton craftsmen.
A KEY LOCATION – The Louis Vuitton store is prominently located in the central plaza of the newly developed City Center DC, an area which includes luxury retail, dining and residential space with pedestrian walkways and plazas. The store façade is constructed from intricate, repeating aluminum panels arranged to represent the Louis Vuitton flower. Inside, custom fabric wall-covering and rich Oak floors in a repeating grid-like pattern create an inspiring and inviting atmosphere. A travel wall, with Men’s and Women’s luggage displayed on either side, is a centerpiece of the store.Louis Vuitton News
History and Specs
The Louis Vuitton Capucines was first introduced in the Fall/Winter 2013 collection. The bag takes its name from the Rue des Capucines in Paris where Louis Vuitton opened his first store in 1854. The heritage of the name adds even more to its classic appeal. The Capucines is fairly structured and boxy like many vintage bag shapes. It has a semi-rigid top handle attached by jewel like rings. Its sides angle out like a slight trapezoid giving it a modern touch. The Capcuines combines its sleek aesthetic with functionality as it features two inside compartments (1 flat, 1 zippered) and an inside flap for added security. The flap has a small monogram flower and can be worn outside of the bag to change the look. The LV Capucines comes in 3 sizes BB, MM, and GM. It is easily carried by hand, in the crook of the elbow or even over the shoulder. The BB size features a long strap for crossbody wear.
The Capucines embodies elegance with a design that can’t help but be admired. The hardware LV initials in the middle bring the whole bag together with a little sparkle.
Louis Vuitton Capucine Prices
|Style||Price in USD|
|Louis Vuitton Capucines BB||$4,400|
|Louis Vuitton Capucines MM||$5,600|
|Louis Vuitton Capucines GM||$6,050|
Aside from various sizes, the Capucines is available in exotic leathers and even special materials like tweeds and furs. Each season, the Capucines is introduced in even more rich, vivid colors.
Chiara Ferragni and Marina di Guardo
Princess Charlene of Monaco
*carrying the bag with the front flap exposed
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