• A SECOND FIFA WORLD CUP CASE FOR LOUIS VUITTON

    The Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) has commissioned Louis Vuitton to conceive the trunk case which carries the World Cup 2014 trophy all football players dream to hold.

    After a first appearance on the football field in 2010 in South Africa, the Louis Vuitton case is specially designed to carry the famous trophy that will be delivered by Gisele Bündchen to the winning team on July 13th at the Maracana Stadium de Rio de Janeiro.

    Handmade in Louis Vuitton's historic Asnières workshop opened in 1859, the special order case is covered in Louis Vuitton's iconic Monogram canvas and is fitted with the company's signature brass lock and corners.

    In this film, Gisele Bündchen reveals the custom-made trunk case and the 18-carat gold trophy that will be handed over to the winners.

    Tags: Monogram, Event, Video, Trunks, Savoir-Faire, Exclusive

  • IN SITU – 1: BLANK WALL FOR ANDREA BOWERS

    From June 4th, the Espace culturel Louis Vuitton has launched IN SITU–1, the first edition of an open-studio program where international artists are invited to produce an artwork under your eyes.

    For this first edition, Parisian visitors will witness all stages of the creative process — from inspiration to fruition — and experience unique encounters with American artist, Andrea Bowers (featured above), until September 2014. Her final artwork will remain exhibited in Paris from September 26th, 2014 till January 4th, 2015. Meanwhile, the program will continue in Tokyo with South Korean artist Min-Jeong Seo, and in Munich with Malaysian artist Simryn Gill.

    These three artists will work with a variety of media and literally start with a “blank page“ at each location, being entirely free to choose the way they inhabit and transform each Espace.

    As Michael Burke, Chairman and CEO at Louis Vuitton, says: “A defined passion for creation has always been at the core of Louis Vuitton, which translates into the idea of witnessing how new work materializes and share the experience of the creative process”.

    Follow Andrea Bowers’ work performance here.

    Tags: Espace culturel, Exhibition

  • LOUIS VUITTON TRAVEL BOOK COLLECTION INTRODUCES VENICE

    Louis Vuitton publishes two new titles in its “Travel Book” collection. In this edition, famous Japanese Manga Artist Jirô Taniguchi imagines a story at the very heart of Venice.

    Jirô Taniguchi was born in 1947 in the small southern Japanese town of Tottori, famous for its sand dunes. An avid reader of manga as a teenager, he discovered gekiga, whose realistic style strongly influenced his artistic development. In this travel book dedicated to Venice, Taniguchi conveys acute sensitivity and deep poetry. The subtle harmony of the narration suffuses this refinement with a degree of nostalgia.

    The Louis Vuitton “Travel Book” collection is an invitation to real and virtual voyages, offering a contemporary vision of travel. In its pages, the illustrations of renowned artists and promising young talents tell the stories of the cities and countries they have visited, depicting each place’s varied architecture and special light, and recording the passing days and the lives of its people.

    For each new title, a numbered and signed limited edition is available in select Louis Vuitton stores...

    Tags: Venice, Collaboration, Illustration, Books

  • A POSTCARD FROM ANDRÉ SARAIVA

    • A POSTCARD FROM ANDRÉ SARAIVA - Louis Vuitton Art & Travel NEWS
    • A POSTCARD FROM ANDRÉ SARAIVA - Louis Vuitton Art & Travel NEWS
    Parisian visual artist André Saraiva sent us a postcard to celebrate his collaboration with Louis Vuitton on the Spring Summer scarves collection.

    For this new collaboration with Louis Vuitton André Saraiva used his studio drop cloth as the inspiration for the background of his interpretation of the House’s Monogram shawl.

    Once he had translated his paint spatters to the luxurious silk and wool wrap, it became a natural habitat for ‘Mr. A’, the artist’s signature character with asymmetrical eyes, who inhabits the walls and art galleries of Paris as well as many other international cities.

    Born in 1971, he considered from a very young age that the walls belonged to him.  "When I arrived in Paris in 1981, it was obvious to me that the street would become my school, my studio. Graffiti is a way of challenging the domination of the City on individuals, a way to own it".

    André Saraiva lives and works between Paris, New York and Los Angeles and is currently the Creative Director of French magazine L'Officiel Hommes. His artworks are presented in galleries across the world, from Paris to New York, Saint-Tropez, Stockholm, Los Angeles and Tokyo.

    Discover the entire Foulards d’Artistes collection here.

    Tags: Postcard, Accessories, Collaboration, André Saraiva, Scarves

  • «FOULARDS D’ARTISTES», STREET ART ACROSS THE GLOBE

    • «FOULARDS D’ARTISTES», STREET ART ACROSS THE GLOBE - Louis Vuitton Art & Travel NEWS
    This spring, Louis Vuitton continues its world tour of the vibrant street art scene by inviting three new artists from three different continents to collaborate on its collections of scarves.

    Californian artist Kenny Scharf is a remarkable figure of New York early eighties’ art scene in the fields of painting, sculpture, and performance, alongside iconic artists like Keith Haring. Pursuing his on-going process of connecting fine arts and pop culture, he has covered Louis Vuitton’s giant silk crepe square with a colourful collage of astronomic motifs and symbols on a blurred psychedelic background.

    For André Saraiva, his studio drop cloth was the inspiration for the background of his interpretation of Louis Vuitton’s Monogram shawl. Once he had translated his paint spatters to the luxurious silk and wool wrap, it became a natural habitat for ‘Mr. A’, the artist’s signature character, his asymmetrical eyes character, who inhabits the walls and art galleries of Paris as well as in many other international cities.

    True to his name, derived from the Inca sun god, INTI is inspired by ancestral Andean culture, which he transcribes in brightly coloured, monumental works. He revisits the giant square with a sun motif Infused with warm shades of gold and orange, referencing the image of "Wiracocha", god of TIWANAKU culture.

    Discover the new creative collaborations here.

    Tags: Accessories, Collaboration, André Saraiva, Scarves