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Louis Vuitton Cruise 2017 ‘Race’ Speedy30 Bandouliere
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If you’ve walked into any Louis Vuitton boutique lately, you would already have seen the new Cruise 2017 bags that have started arriving on our shores. And one of the standout pieces from this collection would be the ‘Race’ Speedy30 Bandouliere, also known as Nicolas Ghesquière’s tribute to the Brazilian life, where the runway presentation was shown back in the month of May in Rio. Made with a mish-mash of LV’s best known icons, there’s a bit of Monogram Reverse, a bit of Epi and a bit ofDamier, all held together with the word Vuitton splashed across the front of the bag.
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Then there’s this, the other striking colour combination that this seasonal Speedy30 Bandouliere comes in. Finished with a patch pocket on the side (much like the ones the vintage Epi Speedy bags used to have) and a shoulder sling that’s also removable, I do hope this means that Louis Vuitton will start having more fun and seasonal Speedy bags again, just like the ones Marc Jacobs always had whenever he launched a new collection. Priced at SGD3400, it’s not exactly cheap but with such a mix of colours and materials (did I also mention this is limited edition?), I didn’t really expect it to cost any less.
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I've never been a NASCAR fan (or even seen a NASCAR race, for that matter), but I've always thought the league's team jackets, full of advertising patches and competing colors and lots of miscellaneous stuff, were kind of cool. They're sporty and exuberant, with little consideration for aesthetic gentility or traditional design norms. For Cruise 2017, Louis Vuitton took a page out of that playbook with the bold, bright Louis Vuitton Race Bags.
Racing's traditional checkered flag dovetails nicely with Louis Vuitton's signature signature Damier check, which gives the brand common aesthetic ground with motorsports that you wouldn't otherwise expect. From there, creative director Nicolas Ghesquiere experiments with color combinations and angles, capping things off with colorful monogram trim. It's a lot of look, as Tim Gunn would say, but, oddly enough, most of it works. That's especially true of the blue-based bags, which are more aesthetically pleasant than their orange counterparts.
I'm a little surprised to say it, but I kind of love the Louis Vuitton Race Bags? The blue Speedy, Neverfull and Alma BB Bags are pieces I could see myself incorporating into my mostly black wardrobe and enjoying a lot because they're so aggressively different than everything else out there right now. I have a feeling not all of you will agree, though, so feel free to roast me for it in the comments.
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Louis Vuitton Race Alma Bag
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Louis Vuitton Race Alma Bag BB
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Louis Vuitton Race Bandouliere
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Louis Vuitton Race Neverfull Tote
$1,570 VIA LOUIS VUITTON
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Louis Vuitton Race Petite Malle Clutch
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Louis Vuitton Race Speedy Bag
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Swedish actress and model Alicia Vikander stars Louis Vuitton Cruise 2017 collection “The Spirit of Travel” campaign shot by French fashion photographer Patrick Demarchelier in Cidade Maravilhosa , Rio de Janeiro.
The advertising campaign evokes a combination of French life with exotic character of Brazil. Alicia Vikander is captured in fresh, ultramodern and feminine yet compelling looks wearing the new pieces of Louis Vuitton Cruise 2017 collection by Nicolas Ghesquière accompanied by two iconic Twist and Capucine handbags, ankle boots and other stunning LV accessories. Here to discover the recent looks of Louis Vuitton Spring-Summer 2017 Runway at Paris Fashion Show#PFW.
ALICIA VIKANDER STARS LOUIS VUITTON CRUISE 2017 CAMPAIGN – DISCOVER THE COLLECTION BY NICOLAS GHESQUIÈRE!
Capucines MM Top Handle Bag in Black Taurillon Leather with Stripe ($5,750.00) + Speedy Ring + Speedy Long Necklace + Jersey Bra-Style Top + Lace Knit Flared Skirt
Jersey Bra-Style Top + Gathered Jersey Dress + Essential V Speedy Single Earring + Essential V 35mm + Capucines PM Handbag in Magnolia Leather ($4,800.00) + Strap in Taurillon Leather and Ayers, With Eyelets Details
Black-And-White Graphic Motif Top + Epi Leather Twist MM Handbag with Intricate Leather Embroidered Detail and Finely Wrought Metal Appliqué ($4,400.00) + Essential V Speedy BB Earrings
Jersey Bra-Style Top + Asymmetric Jersey Skirt + Capucines PM Bag + Deep Sea Ankle Boot + Speedy Long Necklace
Jersey Bra-Style Top + Lace Knit Flared Skirt + Marine Orange Epi Leather Twist MM Shoulder Bag ($3,650.00) + Essential V Speedy Single Earring
Louis Vuitton presents the Cruise 2017 Ad Campaign with new colors of the Capucines. And if you’ve been following us so far, the Capucines Bag is an uprising star; it sits next to the Speedy Bag in the future.
The Capcucines Bag has a flap – when you move the flap out, your bag will flaunt with the Monogram Flower. When you hide the flap inside, the gorgeous XL signature will appear.
Another colorful style that got out attention is the Louis Vuitton Twist Bag in Multicolor Orange, Blue and White. This combination is quite unique but looks fantastic. It’s just perfect with white clothing and styles, and especially ideal for the Summer.
With a 3D logo signature in the center and the beautiful shoulder chain, you can keep this bag for decades and it will still be in-style.
So which one of these new bags do you really love?
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The Louis Vuitton Louise Chain Bag is one of the most-wanted handbags on the fashion world.
The story actually started with the Louis Vuitton Louise Bag, the original version. This version was made with a leather strap and became a very popular bag in very short time.
After that, the French fashion house introduces the Louis Vuitton Louise Chain Bag – the leather strap was switched and replaced with the chain strap to create a more luxurious appeal. And it was good choice indeed.
Take a look at the latest edition of the Louise Chain Bag; the design is more sophisticated. Crafted with perforations, stitching and 550 bicolor metal studs, representing the elegant floral design of the Louise Trunk Blossom and inspired by an antique trunk belonging to the Vuitton family, this is a real masterpiece of craftsmanship.
Sling this on your shoulder and tell others the story of this bag. Flaunting is effortless because the leather coated LV clasp will do its job.
The interior is made with one large compartment, zipped pocket and a flat pocket. Measuring 9.1’ x 6.3’ x 1.6’ inches, priced at $3300 USD, €2300 euro, £2140 GBP via Louis Vuitton boutiques.
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Did Louis Vuitton just come up with a new, somewhat affordable gateway purchase?
Yesterday before the label’s spring 2017 show at Paris fashion week, creative director Nicolas Ghesquière posted an Instagram photo of himself holding what appeared to be an iPhone case shaped like the iconic Petite Malle bag. Hundreds of commenters declared their love for this splashy tech accessory.
The post left many die-hard fans wondering whether this new iteration of the mini "It" bag is a bespoke creation for Ghesquière or a new piece they can buy from the brand. Much to our delight, models walked down the catwalk holding a variation of the luxe case, which also comes in blue croc, gilded gold, and the label's checkered Damier print in addition to the classic brown monogrammed version. The case, which also comes with a key-ring attachment, makes tech-y fashion unexpectedly luxurious. This begs the question: Why haven't we seen the case before?
Louis Vuitton isn’t the only designer to experiment with the combination of fashion and technology. Yesterday, for Chanel’s spring 2017 fashion show, designer Karl Lagerfeld transformed the Grand Palais into a data storage center with massive computer processors and multicolored wires serving as the backdrop. Chanel-clad robots opened the show, while covetable handbags such as the Boy Bag got an electronic makeover with exterior leather panels that lit up in different formations. Consider it a very grown-up version of the light-up sneakers you wore as a kid.
Starting at $5,200, the Petit Malle bag that inspired the Louis Vuitton phone case comes with a high price tag. But we’re hoping that because of its size, the phone case, which will be released in spring, will be an affordable way to get in on the chic look seen on street-style stars. This is one of those moments when we wish the label had a see now, buy now retail model. Here’s hoping more designers continue to experiment with tech-inspired fashion that won’t break the bank.
Even if you missed the initial photos from Louis Vuitton's Spring 2017 runway show in Paris , you've probably seen chatter around the fashion Internet concerning the show's most buzz-worthy piece: the Louis Vuitton Etui iPhone 7 Case, inspired by the Louis Vuitton Petite Malle Clutch. Solid information has been scarce, but we've scoured fashion sites, social media and message boards to find all the details available, including prices, pics and when the already sought-after cases might be available for purchase.
The Petite Malle was one of creative director Nicolas Ghesquiere's first bag...
LOUIS VUITTON TECH CASES
Even if you missed the initial photos from Louis Vuitton’s Spring 2017 runway show in Paris, you’ve probably seen chatter around the fashion Internet concerning the show’s most buzz-worthy piece: the Louis Vuitton Etui iPhone 7 Case, inspired by the Louis Vuitton Petite Malle Clutch. Solid information has been scarce, but we’ve scoured fashion sites, social media and message boards to find all the details available, including prices, pics and when the already sought-after cases might be available for purchase.
The Petite Malle was one of creative director Nicolas Ghesquiere’s first bag debuts when he took the helm at Louis Vuitton in 2013, and its tiny, trunk-like shape has proved a strong canvas for a variety of leathers, prints and embellishments. For Spring 2017, many of those key details, including the Petite Malle’s trim and lock, have been reimagined in the form of the Etui Case, which will be available for both iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.
So far, we know both sizes will be available in several of LV’s printed canvases, as well as crocodile. In the US, the canvas versions are priced at $1,155 for the 7 and $1,230 for the 7 Plus, according to quotes given to one of our PurseForum members by her sales associate at Vuitton. We don’t know US prices for exotics yet, but we’ll update this post when we find out. For the Eurozone market, a Malaysian Louis Vuitton sales associate on Instagram has quoted those prices as €800 and €859 for the 7 and 7 Plus in canvas, while she says crocodile will be approximately €3,500 and €3,800.
We’ve found no specific release dates for the cases yet, and our tPFers have been told several different things by their sales associates at Louis Vuitton; one shopper had heard the Etui will hit stores as early as late November (in time for holiday gifts!), while others have heard it’ll be January at the earliest. Either way, if you think you’ll be wanting on of these cases, it would be wise to contact your local Louis Vuitton boutique and put an order in now–we’ve seen enough chatter to think that these cases will generate a considerable wait list, and based on their prominent position on the runway and their pre-show tease on Nicolas Ghesquiere’s Instagram, Vuitton seems confident that demand will be high when they hit stores.
Even though four figures for an iPhone case was enough to make plenty of Vuitton-obsessed tPFers feel skeptical, the cases are far more detailed than the ones you see similar brands selling in the mid-three figures. Not only do many of the Petite Malle’s finishes make the transition from bag to case, but the Etui cases also come with a clochette to store the wireless earbuds that will now be necessary without the previous iPhones’ audio jack. It looks like the brand went to pains to ensure using the Etui case would be a luxury experience on par with that of its bags, which so far doesn’t really exist on the designer phone case market–designers have long been keen on making mini bags or folios for phones, but none of them have gotten particularly serious about creating luxe hard-shell cases, which are preferred by most consumers on the wider market.
The Petite Malle trunk, Nicholas Ghesquière’s greatest contribution to Louis Vuitton to date received an update in the form of size. Yesterday during Louis Vuitton’s spring 2017 show at Paris Fashion Week, he introduced the mini Malle half in size – which turned out be not a bag, but a stylish iPhone Plus case. He posted a photo of himself on Instagram couple of days before the show, holding his phone in what looks like a LV branded case. His ploy to get everyone talking about it worked, many of his followers left comments letting him know that they too want one.
Some dreams come true. Yesterday models took to the runway holding the Petite Malle iPhone 7 Case in a variety of colors, materials, and canvases. Ghesquière’s is a dark brown case in LV monogram canvas. The ones he showcased yesterday included light brown LV monogram canvas, Damier print, gold crocodile and blue crocodile. Besides, trunk hardware, the case also comes with a removable key ring attachment – I think this little detail make the Petite Malle iPhone 7 Case a unisex piece.
There is no word on pricing yet, as this won’t be released until spring. This is a bit too long wait for an accessory such as this, by then all the talk will be about Apple’s next iPhone. Petite Malle pricing starts at $5,200, given this is half the size might very well end up costing a couple of thousand less. Still a steep price for a phone case, but a diehard fashionista will find a way to finance it.
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Ever since Nicolas Ghesquière has joined Louis Vuitton, he reinvents beautiful and unique pieces for the Parisian brand. This season he has done it again with a number of new styles.
The Fall/Winter 2016 Collection features a sporty look using many of the classic bag styles. The iconic Speedy is back this season and comes with Louis Vuitton badges. The mini trunks also makes a return which now includes a shoulder strap and available in two sizes. The popular Petite Malle and Twist Bags comes with a strap that have handles wrapped in scarves. Another travel bag makes it to the runway which has similarities to the Cruiser Bag with a large Vuitton printed on it.
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Here she is out and about in NYC with one of Louis Vuitton's most promising new styles. This exact bag only made its debut two weeks ago on the brand's Spring 2017 runway; it won't be available to mere mortals like us for six months. It's so new, in fact, we have no idea what to call it.
It's Karlie Kloss, of course. Karlie is brand favorite, and she's done a ton of modeling work for Louis Vuitton. She actually saw this bag from the front row at Louis Vuitton's Spring 2017 show. This subtle style is a bit of a stylistic departure for LV, and you'll notice it is completely logo-free.
Karlie is carrying a version that does not feature the large, dangling woven top handles that were attached to this bag during its runway showing Those top handles were everywhere on Louis Vuitton's Spring 2017 runway, which makes us wonder if those are actually an add-on that is sold separately. Or, perhaps, Karlie simply detached them.
In any case, we have a lot more to learn about this style before it hits shelves. Do you love it?
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In 2014, Louis Vuitton debuted the still-coveted Petite Malle, a mini bag that resembles a classic, luxury trunk and nods to the brand’s history in trunkmaking.
And today, the fashion house introduced an even smaller version to the world: the Petite Malle phone case. It made its debut on the runway during Louis Vuitton’s Spring 2017 Ready-to-Wear show at Paris Fashion Week. As seen on Teen Vogue’s Instagram story, shown to us by up-and-coming runway model Theresa Hayes, the seriously chic cell phone holder looks exactly like a tiny Petite Malle bag — complete with the structured, accented trim and metallic hinges — and it can even be carried like one, too. The case has a carrying strap and key ring attachment, so you can wear it just like you would your most sophisticated purses.
It’s been an uphill battle successfully selling the notion of wearable tech to a luxury shopper—but if there’s anything that could make the notion seductive, it might just be a Petite Malle iPhone case. While it’s not “wearable tech” in the truest sense of the word, this snap shared by Nicolas Ghesquière has whet our appetites for what might come down the house’s Spring catwalk tomorrow.
In it, the designer holds a phone kitted out in what looks to be a case modeled after the house’s much-coveted Petite Malle. Debuted with Ghesquière’s inaugural Vuitton collection back in 2014, the purse style nods to the storied brand’s beginnings as a maker of luxury trunks and steamers. Whether this newest iteration of the tiny It bag is a one-off for Ghesquière, or a piece that will be shoppable come Spring 2017, we’ll wait with bated breath to see. Check back tomorrow to see the full Vuitton Spring 2017 collection.
Sure there were bags galore that came down the runway during Louis Vuitton’sSpring-Summer 2017 presentation in Paris held just yesterday. Some old, some new and if I might add now, some that are really pretty as well. But the one thing that enthralled everyone at the show and on social media has got to be these: Petite Malle iPhone cases that will come in most every colour under the sun by way of the exotic options, as well as others that come in the luxury house’s iconic monogram, from regular Monogram Canvas with black trim to the new Reverse Monogram. There’s even one in Black and White, which is love.
No word yet on their exact release dates or if they will come in iPhone7/iPhone7Plussizes, but I’m keeping my fingers (and toes) so crossed on this. One more thing before I sign off, you see the dangling luggage tag that hangs from each case? Look closely and you’ll see earbuds as well, which is a pretty swish way of storing them when they are not in use.
If you own one of the chicest phones (read iPhone) in the world, it is only legit to wrap it in a case that is equally luxe. Although each one of us are constantly clinging to our handy’s, the poor phone case is clearly an accessory that stays ignored. Rescuing this sinking fate of designer phone cases is artist Nicolas Ghesquiere, who recently created uber-fancy covers for the iPhone, as part of the LV Spring 2017 collection.
Taking inspiration from the brand’s petit Malle trunk bag (that immediately turned into a sensation post its 2014 release), Ghesquiere’s dapper covers are already garnering much attention. Apart from the iconic monogram version, the case will also be seen in a golden metallic, a blue and red crocodile print as well as in the brand’s signature Damier print. Further, it comes with four solid metallic corners, toggles and tiny studs. Functionally on track, the case also gives users an identical holder for the easily displaceable AirPods.
Hours before its ultimate debut at the Paris Fashion week, Ghesquiere was also seen teasing fans through a series of posts on Instagram. While the LV Malle bag retails for $5,200, not much is known as to the pricing of these luxury iPhone cases at this point. However, since we are all clamoring for the perfect hair, clothes and make up, why leave our iPhone from basking in some luxury of its own?
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