• EXHIBITION IN TOKYO: INSPIRATIONAL JAPAN

    An exclusive Japan Room at “Volez, Voguez, Voyagez – Louis Vuitton” in Tokyo.

    Louis Vuitton has long enjoyed a unique and steadfast relationship with Japan, founded on the principles of tradition and modernity.

    In the land of the rising sun, tradition is expressed in the conservation of a cultural system, which allows the preservation of the past and the collective memory of a nation.

    From a Western perspective, Japan is also the land that creates modernity.
    Similarly, Louis Vuitton has skilfully cultivated the aristocratic foundations of its history while venturing onto the cutting edge of modernity and futurism.

    Within this ambiguity, the House found commonalties and reciprocal recognition with Japan: be it the inimitable, innovative designs entrusted to Takashi Murakami or Yayoi Kusama, or Rei Kawakubo for Comme Des Garçons, be it a makeup trunk for a kabuki actor or an 1883 cabin trunk for a Japanese dignitary, the objects born of this encounter effortlessly stake their claim in the present.

    Gaston-Louis Vuitton collected tsuba, the decorated guards commonly found at the base of the grip of bladed Japanese weapons; his father, Georges, was fascinated by Japanese motifs, like those found on mon, the culture’s family crests that perceptibly influenced the famed Monogram, further evidence of the admiration between Louis Vuitton and Japan.

    Entrance is free, book your visit here.

    Discover the exhibition here.

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  • EXHIBITION IN TOKYO: GUEST INTERVIEWS

    Personalities and friends of the House share their opinions during the opening of the exhibition “Volez, Voguez, Voyagez – Louis Vuitton”.

    Guests, including Cate Blanchett, Sofia Coppola, and Carina Lau, were invited by Louis Vuitton to the opening of an exhibition retracing Louis Vuitton’s great journey from 1854 to today. The exhibition is open to the public in a bespoke structure near Kioicho, the neighbourhood in Tokyo, till June 19th, 2016.

    Entrance is free, book your visit here.

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  • Asnières: The Heart of Louis Vuitton

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    Reopening of the Asnières atelier and the Galerie in May.

    The Asnières atelier is the true hub of the House. Barely five years after founding his House, Louis Vuitton began to outgrow his Parisian headquarters. In 1859, he relocated the new workshops to Asnières, a village a few kilometers northwest of Paris.

    These new ateliers were built in the ethereal Eiffel style, combining glass and steel. The exceptional savoir-faire of the Asnières artisans is such that, even today, key pieces are created here: rigid trunks, designs in rare or exotic leathers, special orders.

    Visit Asnières to discover the intimate aspects of Louis Vuitton’s history, its ties with the ateliers, and admire in details the presence of the Louis Vuitton universe in every creations.

    Book your visit of the Asnières atelier and its Galerie here.

     

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  • LOUIS VUITTON EXHIBITION IN TOKYO - BOOK YOUR VISIT

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    Louis Vuitton will celebrate “Volez, Voguez, Voyagez – Louis Vuitton” in Tokyo from April 23rd until June 19th, 2016.

    You can book your visit here.

    Curated by Olivier Saillard, the exhibition retraces Louis Vuitton’s great journey from 1854 till today, through archives of the Family’s founding members to those who create the Louis Vuitton of today.

    Since the end of the 19th century, the House has always maintained strong ties with Japan. From the mon (family crest) inspirations of the Monogram canvas, to the long list of renowned Japanese clients such as the political leader Taisuke Itagaki, and the collaborations with Japanese contemporary artists from Murakami to Kusama.

    “Louis Vuitton has always been at the forefront of creation and innovation, today live over a century ago. Constantly taking inspiration from our past we craft the trends of today. Olivier Saillard has immersed himself in the Louis Vuitton archives to decode its secrets. He delivers a fresh vision of our past, present and future.” says Michael Burke, CEO of Louis Vuitton.

    The exhibition will be held in a bespoke structure in Kojimachi, the neighbourhood in Tokyo, where in 1978 Louis Vuitton opened its first store in Japan.

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  • LES JOURNÉES PARTICULIÈRES 2016

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    • LES JOURNÉES PARTICULIÈRES 2016 - Louis Vuitton Heritage NEWS
    After the success of the past two editions, Les Journées Particulières reopens the doors to Louis Vuitton's ateliers from May 20th to 22nd, 2016.

    This year, in addition to the Louis Vuitton Workshops in Asnières and Fiesso d'Artico in Veneto, Italy, new locations will be open to the public: La Fabrique du Temps in Geneva, Switzerland, and the Louis Vuitton Workshops in Sainte-Florence, in the Vendée region of France.

    You can already create your account and sign up for the Journées Particulières newsletter on www.lvmh.com/lesjourneesparticulieres. Registration for visits will open on April 21st.

    Tags: Event, Asnières, Savoir-Faire