Posts tagged ‘Marc Jacobs’

June 27, 2013

louis vuitton men’s show spring summer 2014 LIVE (230pm cet)

Louis Vuitton Spring Summer 2014, Mens Show (by Denzil Jacobs)

 

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Louis Vuitton will present its Men’s Ready-To-Wear Spring/Summer 2014 collection by Kim Jones, Men’s Style Director under the Artistic Direction of Marc Jacobs, today Thursday June 27th at 2.30PM GMT+2. Louis Vuitton invites fans to share their comments via Twitter with the hashtag #LVLive and mentioning the official Louis Vuitton Twitter Handle @LouisVuitton.

February 26, 2013

reese witherspoon wears louis vuitton at the 85th academy awards

Louis Vuitton, Reese Witherspoon, Oscars, 85th annual Academy Awards, (by Denzil Jacobs)

At the 85th annual Academy Awards, actress Reese Witherspoon, wore a Louis Vuitton gown and jewelry. The gown is made in Klein blue silk faille. The corset, bow and back has a black contrast trim. The gown has a Louis Vuitton bow signature on then neckline and ends with a modern bustle and train. This evening gown was made in the atelier in Paris and reveals the unique savoir-faire of the house the atelier in Paris. The ring is in white gold, onyx, and diamond and 5.02 carats, L’Ame du Voyage collection. The earrings are in white gold and diamonds, and 2.62 carats, Voyage dans le temps collection and the bracelet is in white gold and diamonds and 6.46 carats, also Voyage dans le temps collection.

Founded in Paris in 1854, Louis Vuitton is synonymous with the art of travel. Its iconic trunks, luggage, and bags have accompanied journeys throughout time. With the arrival of Artistic Director Marc Jacobs in 1997, Louis Vuitton extended its expertise to ready-to-wear, shoes, accessories, watches and jewellery, available in its exclusive network of stores in over 60 countries.

October 3, 2012

louis vuitton spring/summer 2013

Louis Vuitton Women's Spring Summer 2013 Show 01

A series of columns, descending on the elegant angle of an escalator, traversing the horizontal of the catwalk and ascending again, formed the fundamental structure of the Louis Vuitton Spring/Summer 2013 presentation. Each look was a strict rectangle when considered from the perspective of an architect’s elevation, interrupted on the horizontal at three levels, with the sleeve heads offering the only deviation from the straight and narrow. This strict template was inspired in part by the conceptual artist Daniel Buren and his work Les Deux Plateaux, a series of 260 columns of three different heights arranged in a grid within the great courtyard of the Palais Royal in Paris. This was the first ever Louis Vuitton collection where the monogram was nowhere to be seen; instead, the damier pattern provided the house’s signature. Squares in differing colours and textures and at varying scales gave the clothes and accessories a starkly graphic quality.

Louis Vuitton Women's Spring Summer 2013 Show 02

For all its crisp, clean lines and bold blankness, the collection still included the labour-intensive embellishments for which Louis Vuitton is famous. The tiniest sequins ever produced were arranged by the thousand to create fluid metallic surfaces, while slightly larger paillettes were stacked four-deep and stitched in precise grids to create geometric relief textures. ‘Tuffetage’, a technique taken from carpet-making, was embroidered on cloth and leather to create a flock-like effect. Surfaces were decorated with goose feathers, applied with painstaking care to produce a perfectly even texture and trimmed to create crisp-edged squares.

 

Louis Vuitton Women's Spring Summer 2013 Show, Marc Jacobs, Shiori Kutsuna, Sun Li

Making such extreme simplicity work requires extreme precision. When every seam and every line is so conspicuous, every detail so architectural in its rigour, dimensions have to be exact to a fraction of a millimetre. Checks had to be matched uniformly on the seams, and allowances made for the way embellishments slightly altered the surface area of the fabrics they covered to ensure a perfectly regular grid. Woven leather underwent a special pressing process to ensure a completely flat, even surface. A fundamental duality underpinned the collection: between the two colours of each grid; between shiny and matt textures; between presence and absence, in the case of the dresses with the cut-out squares. The collection was presented on models in pairs to reinforce these oppositions. Artistic director Marc Jacobs had the image of two very different French icons of the 1960s, Françoise Hardy and Jane Birkin, in mind when creating the collection: Hardy always very covered up, Birkin always revealing plenty of flesh, but both always in long, simple clothes.

The rectilinear discipline extended to the bags and shoes. The Envelope and the Flat already had the requisite right angles, while the Speedy was re-engineered in square and cubic forms. The shoes were long and straight, the bow on the upper forming a bold geometric, while the heel was a precise metal triangle. The show was presented on a site-specific installation created by Daniel Buren in collaboration with Louis Vuitton. A catwalk of vast squares of glass in yellow and white, with four escalators and the roof of the tent perforated with a random scattering of circles. It was only fitting that a collection inspired by one of Buren’s installations should be presented on a set designed by him.

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July 2, 2012

louis vuitton yayoi kusama collection 2012

Louis Vuitton Yayoi Kusama Limited Edition Collection 2012

Since its creation in 1854, 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. This exhibition, which invites visitors to immerse themselves into the world of Kusama, has been travelling from the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía in Madrid to the Centre Pompidou in Paris, and will continue its journey to the Tate Modern in London and the Whitney Museum in New York City, next July 2012. A collection issued from the collaboration between Yayoi Kusama and Marc Jacobs will interpret the most emblematic artworks of Kusama. It was in 2006 that Marc Jacobs encountered Yayoi Kusama in Tokyo. Art collector Marc Jacobs is a fan of Kusama’s sculptures and paintings: “the obsessive character and the innocence of her artwork touch me. She succeeds in sharing her vision of the world with us.” The admiration is mutual: Kusama, whose works include many performances which examine clothing and the body, has a profound respect for Marc’s creativity. A photo of this encounter is today hanging on the wall of the Kusama Studio in Tokyo.

The starting points for the collection were obsession and seriality. The iconic Louis Vuitton leather goods, ready-to-wear, shoes, accessories, watches and jewellery became the supports for Kusama’s organic repetitive patterns. Treated in vigorous and hybrid colours, the polka dots cover the products infinitely. All over, express the unlimited possibilities of playing with scales, colours and densities. When the “kusamesque” figure comes to life, the patterns ripple and lead the eye into a stroboscopic game. No middle, no beginning and no end: this hallucinatory proliferation will also be relayed in the Louis Vuitton windows worldwide decorated with emblematic motifs: biomorphic shaped “nerves” sculptures for windows named “BEGINNING OF THE UNIVERSE”; flowers entitled “ETERNAL BLOOMING FLOWERS IN MY MIND” and especially red polka dots on white background among which Kusama figures named “SELF-OBLITERATION” can be spotted. For the artist, who sees her life as “a dot lost among millions of other dots”, this collaboration will allow her to spread her polka dots infinitely across the world and convey her message: “Love Forever”. “It enables her to increase her audience and that of contemporary art in general, concludes Marc Jacobs. The task Louis Vuitton has always set itself.”

The Yayoi Kusama collection will launch globally on 09 July 2012. For more information click on www.louisvuitton.com or contact Louis Vuitton Cape Town on 021 4059700.