Posts Tagged ‘Louis Vuitton’

“Blink” Inspiration: Resort ’15, Louis Vuitton

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014

Oh, Nicolas, how you are spoiling us! I was especially looking forward to this show. It’s always an exciting time when a new designer steps in to take over at a big label, and the combination doesn’t get much bigger or better than Nicolas Ghesquiere joining Louis Vuitton. As a long time Marc Jacobs acolyte, I was a little torn, but then I have long admired the complex and rather cerebral work of Ghesquiere too.

What a treat this NG/LV combination is proving to be. This was a show that actually felt very much related to the work of Jacobs so perhaps these two design kings have more in common about their aesthetic than I previously realised. There was stunning pattern clash, something of a Miu Miu-ish retro meets futuristic brilliance, all wrapped up in that wonderful ‘fashion ugly’ feeling. This is quirky, innovative and yet somehow recognisable too. This is luxury but in the way an artist would express it. Beautiful in an utterly fresh way.

Louis Vuitton, Resort 2015

Louis Vuitton, Resort 2015 

Louis Vuitton, Resort 2015

Louis Vuitton, Resort 2015

Louis Vuitton, Resort 2015

Louis Vuitton, Resort 2015

All images with huge thanks to the wonderous style.com

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Enjoy! Lucy

“Blink” Retail: Louis Vuitton at Selfridges

Wednesday, January 15th, 2014
Louis Vuitton in Selfridges

Louis Vuitton in Selfridges

This Selfridges window scheme was designed by Louis Vuitton, featuring their product alongside these stools from Cassina. I’m not sure what it represents but as a symmetry addict I find it very pleasing, and I also like how it frames their lovely twirly lift too.

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Enjoy! Lucy

“Blink” Accessories: Fashion Fluff

Thursday, October 3rd, 2013

This Autumn, shapes may be all about minimalism and innovative proportions but to add pace, aside from all of the great colour blocking and bold patterns, there is some amazing deep pile textures out there. From teddy bear style meltons on coats to the addition of sheepskin on Biker’s, to super fluffy knits, and even into our accessories. Here we see what the love of fluff has done to bags. From luxe shearlings to those that embrace the look but in a much sleaker way, even a touch of trompe l’oeil from Roberto Cavalli.

Fendi

Fendi

Louis Vuitton

Louis Vuitton

Burberry

Burberry

River Island

River Island

Burberry

Burberry

Celine

Celine

Roberto Cavalli

Roberto Cavalli

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Enjoy! Lucy

“Blink” Retail: LV goes Jurassic

Tuesday, June 11th, 2013

I have no idea why they have chosen this scheme featuring golden dinosaur skeletons for the Bond Street Louis Vuitton store, but they are fabulous never the less. If anyone knows of a deeper message behind this look, do share. Thanks!

Louis Vuitton, Bond Street

Louis Vuitton, Bond Street

Louis Vuitton, Bond Street

Louis Vuitton, Bond Street

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Enjoy! Lucy

“Blink” Retail: Selfridges/ Louis Vuitton/ Yayoi Kusama

Tuesday, September 4th, 2012

Did you read our post about the Louis Vuitton Kusama Concept Store at Selfridges a little while back? I hope you entered the competition!

Louis Vuitton have unveiled an amazing take-over of Selfridges’ windows, as well as turning the Concept Store space into a mini Louis Vuitton store filled with the spotty gorgeousness of their collection created in collaboration with Japanese artist, Yayoi Kusama. This is a super duper spot overload, and we love it… well, most of it. I have to say I was quite disturbed by the lifelike appearance of the life size wax models of Kusama in the corner window installation!

Kusama models in the Louis Vuitton windows at Selfridges

Kusama models in the Louis Vuitton windows at Selfridges

Louis Vuitton Kusama collection, Selfridges

Louis Vuitton Kusama collection, Selfridges

Louis Vuitton Kusama collection, Selfridges

Louis Vuitton Kusama collection, Selfridges

Louis Vuitton Kusama collection, Selfridges

Louis Vuitton Kusama collection, Selfridges

Louis Vuitton Kusama collection, Selfridges

Louis Vuitton Kusama collection, Selfridges

Louis Vuitton Kusama collection, Selfridges

Louis Vuitton Kusama collection, Selfridges

Louis Vuitton Kusama collection, Selfridges

Louis Vuitton Kusama collection, Selfridges

Louis Vuitton Kusama collection, Selfridges

Louis Vuitton Kusama collection, Selfridges

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Enjoy! Lucy

“Blink” Competition: “Spot the Difference”, Louis Vuitton Yayoi Kusama Pop Up at Selfridges

Thursday, August 23rd, 2012

To celebrate the opening of the Louis Vuitton Kusama Concept Store at Selfridges London, Louis Vuitton and Selfridges have created “Spot the Difference”, two super cute short films starring the equally cute fashion blogger, artist and DJ, Bip Ling.

Viewers are invited to literally, spot the differences between the two films. Once you spot any one of the five differences, just submit your entries into the “Spot the Difference Competition” by tweeting @LouisVuitton_UK, and including the hashtag #LVKusama. Five winners will be selected at random and each will receive each a copy of Lewis Carroll’s “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” illustrated by Yayoi Kusama.

The competition started yesterday and will close on 7th September 2012, so don’t hang about! Winners will be announced via the @LouisVuitton_UK Twitter account on the 12th September 2012.

Film 1 –

Film 2 –

To celebrate the launch of its most significant global artistic collaboration to date, on 24th August, Louis Vuitton will unveil an extraordinary take-over of Selfridges’ windows as well as the Concept Store. An unprecedented 24-window design by Yayoi Kusama, will announce the collaboration between Louis Vuitton, the illustrious Japanese artist and Selfridges. The poem “Love Forever” has been written by Kusama herself, which features in the videos, will also feature in all 24 windows of the London department store, effectively wrapping the building.

Louis Vuitton has maintained a close relation with the world of art. Strengthened by this tradition, which has been intensified under the artistic direction of Marc Jacobs, Louis Vuitton is happy to associate itself with the first retrospective
dedicated to the Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama.

Bip Ling gets ready to be shot for theLouis Vuitton Yayoi Kusama video

Bip Ling gets ready to be shot for the Louis Vuitton Yayoi Kusama video

Good luck with spotting the differences…

Enjoy! Lucy

“Blink” Retail: Paper on Sloane Street

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012

We were out on the hunt for new season stock yesterday, amongst all the sale rails and final mark down banners. One place that was blissfully free of discount promotions was Sloane Street. There were some really lovely new season windows to be inspired by. Chanel‘s was particularly beautiful. However, there were a couple of windows with no ‘real’ product in that really looked the most interesting. Gucci and Louis Vuitton had both filled their windows with beautiful paper sculptures of their pieces. Both minimal and impactful. Gucci goes for a window filling, huge scale version of two iconic handbags. LV delicately sculpts a pair of paper shoes as well as creating layers of beautifully folded paper shirts and blouses.

Gucci bag made of recycled paper

Gucci bag made of recycled paper

Gucci bag made of recycled paper

Gucci bag made of recycled paper

Louis Vuitton paper shoes and broderie collar blouses

Louis Vuitton paper shoes and broderie collar blouses

Louis Vuitton crisply folded paper shirts

Louis Vuitton crisply folded paper shirts

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Enjoy! Lucy

“Blink” Retail: Summer Coats

Tuesday, May 29th, 2012

These feel very appropriate for the impending Jubilee, as there is a distinctively regal feel about these wonderful Summer coats. With quite a 60’s attitude about the silhouettes, fabrications and detailing this heralds an influence that we think will have a far reaching impact into season’s ahead.

Dolce and Gabbana

Dolce and Gabbana

Ermanno Scervino

Ermanno Scervino

Louis Vuitton

Louis Vuitton

If those all seem a little prohibitively priced, how about this beauty from the brilliant Zara?

Zara

Zara

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Enjoy! Lucy

“Blink” Retail: Louis Vuitton, Sloane Street

Friday, April 20th, 2012

We spotted this amazing window scheme in Louis Vuitton yesterday. The arrows have beautiful, different coloured flights on them to create a really stunning effect, especially around the handbag. Gorgeous.

Louis Vuitton, Sloane Street

Louis Vuitton, Sloane Street

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Enjoy! Lucy

“Blink” Colour: All White

Tuesday, April 17th, 2012

Our second post of the week on colour (click here to see yesterday’s post on brights) and we take a look at what’s happening with white. Alright, you colour purists, it may not be considered an actual colour, but as far as we are concerned it is and that’s that.

It’s the perfect foil for this season’s key broderie anglais and lace looks. We’ve spotted a surge in perfect white cotton shirts too.

Twenty 8 Twelve

Zara

Browns

Reiss

Twenty 8 Twelve

Dover Street Market

DvF

Louis Vuitton

Miu Miu

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Enjoy! Lucy