Top Louis Vuitton Collaborations Over The Years

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Throughout the years, Louis Vuitton has collaborated with various artists for their Men and Women’s Collections. From Stephen Sprouse to Yayoi Kusama and the latest, Supreme brand, the different collaborations have all been a success. Check out our top list of Louis Vuitton collaborations.

1. Stephen Sprouse (2001 and 2009)

The first ever collaboration, then Creative Director Marc Jacobs, have chosen Stephen Sprouse for the brand’s Spring/Summer 2001 Collection. The iconic Monogram Canvas bags were painted with graffiti of Louis Vuitton Paris. Then again in 2009, to celebrate the life of Sprouse, the brand offered the Monogram Roses and Monogram Graffiti on their leather goods including the Speedy and Neverfull.

2. Takashi Murakami (2003 – 2015)

Japanese artist Takashi Murakami has been a favorite collaborator of Louis Vuitton. It began with the brand’s Spring/Summer 2003 Collection. Which paved the way for the success of the Monogram Multicolore, it became one of Louis Vuitton’s most-sought after bags. Other collections includes Monogramouflage, Cherry Blossom, and Character Bag. The collaboration ended in 2015, as Louis Vuitton has decided to stop selling the Monogram Multicolore leather goods.

3. Supreme (2017)

The brand’s latest collaboration is with American brand Supreme for the Men’s Fall/Winter 2017 Collection. We all know how successful the special collection turned out. The signature epi leather gets emblazoned with the Supreme logo, and Monogram pattern were seen in ready-to-wear items including jackets, jeans, belts and small leather goods.

4. Jeff Koons (2017)

The Masters Collection by Jeff Koons was just released last April. Each piece in the collection is a work of art, imagine carrying around a bag with Jeff Koons’ reproductions of famous masterpieces. These includes Mona Lisa, Girl with Dog, The Tiger Hunt, Mars, Venus and Cupid and A Wheatfield with Cypresses printed on the brand’s iconic handbags such as Neverfull, Speedy and Keepall.

5. Iconoclasts Collection (2014)

Six icons reinterpreted the iconic Monogram Canvas in celebration of the brand’s 160th Anniversary. Louis Vuitton has collaborated with Christian Louboutin, Cindy Sherman, Frank Gehry, Karl Lagerfeld, Marc Newson and Rei Kawakubo to present limited edition pieces which features the signature pattern.

6. Yayoi Kusama (2012)

The bold and playful collection, Louis Vuitton collaborated with Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama to feature her signature polka dot pattern. Her trademark design was seen in a mix of Monogram Canvas in the Neverfull and Speedy, as well as the Monogram Vernis Lockit bags.

7. Richard Prince (2008)

For the brand’s Spring/Summer 2008 Collection, Marc Jacobs has enlisted American painter and photographer Richard Prince to be a collaborator. The collection includes the Monogram Watercolor which features the Monogram pattern in 17 colors. Another design presents the Monogram Jokes bags, wherein airbrushed Monogram bags comes with printed jokes and karung snakeskin handles.

8. Fragment Design (2017)

Another one from the Men’s department is the brand’s collaboration with Japanese designer Hiroshi Fujiwara of streetwear brand Fragment Design. The collection was released for Pre-Fall 2017. It features handbags in Monogram Canvas and Monogram Eclipse, as well as ready-to-wear items and small leather goods, inspired by American preppy style.

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Louis Vuitton Epi Denim Clery & Speedy25

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Hello, it’s me doing my broken recorder spiel once again. Regarding what, you ask? Well, I said this once before, and I’ll say it again. Every time you walk into any Louis Vuitton you’ll be sure to spot something new as far as bags are concerned, and one could say they put out new styles faster than it takes rabbits to reproduce. Which isn’t necessarily a bad thing if you’re always on a lookout for something new as far as your bag wardrobe is concerned.

Having stepped into Louis Vuitton just the other day, I’m happy to report that this is still true, and besides the tried-and-tested icons placed prominently at all corners of the boutique (why hello there Monogram Canvas Speedy, long time no see Epi Alma), there were new bags I’ve never seen, including the subject of today’s post, the Clery, and the iconic Speedy25 in a new ‘skin’.

First up, we’ve got the Clery, which is completely new to me. Measuring some 23 cm across by 17 cm in height, it resembles a shrunken briefcase, what with its flat top handle that can extended upwards (or pushed flat down), its front fold-over flap that opens into a rather roomy interior complete with designated card slots.

Available in 4 other different Epi colours besides the one in Epi Denimthat’s shown above, the SGD2330 bag will make a great weekend companion, with or without its removable shoulder sling that’s length-adjustable.

The next bag, the Speedy25 Bandouliere definitely needs no explanation. An icon in its own right, it’s the fact that it now comes in Epi Denim that’s pretty amazing, like the Epi Speedy bags of the 90s sans sling. Priced at SGD2990 (it is leather after all, and not coated canvas), you’ll find both bags now at Louis Vuitton boutiques islandwide.

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LOUIS VUITTON LUXURIOUS ROLLING LUGGAGE

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Louis Vuitton Monogram Eclipse: Travel With Horizon

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The Horizon, also known as the luxurious rolling luggage designed by Marc Newson for Louis Vuitton, is quite simply a sight to behold inMonogram Eclipse. Basically the Black/Grey rendition of Monogram Canvas(you would know this if you’ve read the first and second posts of this series), you could say it has come full circle as far the Horizon is concerned.

In honour of his late father Louis Vuitton, who started the business making travelling trunks for the crème de la crème of society, Georges Vuitton created and dedicated the Monogram Canvas pattern to him all those years ago. Today, it continues to adorn the luggage pieces of modern travellers, with this being one of them.

Only available in size 55 as far as the Horizon in Monogram Eclipse is concerned, it’s only an ultra-light piece of the luggage, the SGD4250luggage measuring some 55 cm by 39 cm by 21 cm is also the ideal carry-on size for most airlines. Framed by a cane handle that tucks away completely when not in use, the larger than normal handle isn’t big just from a design perspective, it also allows for eased manoeuvrability. And with the 4 compact wheels at the bottom, moving from point to point within the airport (even if you’re in hurry and with a full luggage) would be easy.

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On the inside you’ll find generous compartments that are also flat, which is possible only because the cane handle is positioned at the sides and not in the middle like most other four-wheeled luggages. Finished with a pull zipper closure padlock system that’s also TSA-approved, this is the perfect carry-on for the executive on the go, shuttling from city to city on an almost weekly basis.

For this, and more pieces from the Monogram Eclipse collection, you can follow this link to have a look. Better yet, pop into Louis Vuitton boutiques across the island, including ION Orchard, Marina Bay Sands and Ngee Ann City to see how tradition and modernity have combined to culminate in the most beautiful effect.

Louis Vuitton has launched an innovative new line of rolling trunks for the 21st century traveler. Imagined by Marc Newson, widely acknowledged as the most influential industrial designer of his generation, the Horizon collection optimizes travel with sophistication and flare. 

Harking back to the original trunks, Horizon is the first four-wheeled case with a completely flat back shell which allows for optimized space. Every detail from the new line exudes innovation and lightness – from the new discreet TSA-approved lock to the most comfortable wheels ever designed by Louis Vuitton, the new trunks are on the cutting edge of travel. A range of special accessories have been created to pair with the luggage. All items are available at Aventura Mall at the end of September.

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The trunk comes in three sizes, mini 50 x 35 x 20 cm, cabin 55 x 39 x 21 cm and maxi 68x 46 x 26 cm.
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The new luggage comes in a variety of prints including: Monogram canvas, Monogram Eclipse, Damier Graphite, Taiga leather and are available in 7 colors all comprised of Epi and in natural cowhide leather.  At a later date an entirely laser engraved monogram titanium trunk will be added to the collection.
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The completely flat back of this Horizon 55 in Monogram Canvas provides for ultimate travel ease while four miniature wheels engineered to be as silent as possible offer 360 degrees of movement.
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The ultra-slim aluminum 3-digit combination zip-pull lock system is TSC approved and integrated with a single zipper pull, designed to reduce weight and avoid the usual stress points with double zip pulls in luggage.
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Make a statement with this Horizon 50 in Coquelicot, ideal for shorter trips.
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Travel in style with this Horizon 55 in Monogram Eclipse, which offers surprisingly large interior capacity for a cabin-friendly bag.


Louis Vuitton has collaborated with feted industrial design Marc Newson on a new range of rolling luggage trunks perfect for the 21st century traveller. Pictured: the new luggage in Louis Vuitton's Damier Graphite pattern covering


Louis Vuitton is launching an innovative new range of rolling trunks for the 21st century traveller, designed by Wallpaper* Power Lister and internationally renowned industrial designer Marc Newson.

Its core is moulded as a slim and elastic, shock-proof mesh matrix of self-reinforced polypropylene composite. To achieve the greatest lightness possible, Vuitton’s celebrated Monogram canvas has been slimmed down 50 per cent without compromising its original characteristics.

Unlike most rolling trunks, the extendable cane, engineered in lightweight anodised aluminium, has been relocated to the outside, adding structure and strength and removing bulky bumps and ridges from the interior, allowing for more packing space. A new transversal side hinge is built into the structure of the trunk, and the three-digit combination zip-pull lock system – with a single zipper pull – is designed to reduce weight and avoid the usual stress points of double zip pulls.

The new trunk comes in three sizes: mini (50 x 35 x 20 cm), cabin (55 x 39 x 21 cm) and maxi (68 x 46 x 26 cm). All three sizes are available in the classic Monogram canvas, Monogram Eclipse, Damier Graphite, Taiga leather and a rainbow of seven colours of Epi leather.

Newson and Vuitton worked rigorously to achieve some impressive stats: 36 litre capacity for the cabin size – an increase in internal volume of 13 per cent compared to a similar sized trunk – and a weight of a mere 2.7kg for the mini version and just 3kg for the cabin size. Development took around 18 months, although frequent flier Newson says he's ‘probably spent 20 years designing these things in my head, long before I knew that I was going to be doing this for Louis Vuitton’.

‘I think it’s safe to say that we’re striving to break new ground in terms of developing a product which is one of the lightest in the market, and from a technical perspective is one of the most rigorously designed and engineered,' explains Newson. 'I’m obsessive about packing everything into a bag of a certain size, which is why it was so important for me to design a product that could tick all of those boxes and be the perfect piece of luggage for a person like me, [who] won’t travel with anything more than is absolutely necessary.'

To accompany the launch, the French maison will offer shoppers who purchase their cases a 48 hour after-sales repair service in 14 global cities, which will also be integrated into the Louis Vuitton travel app.

Louis Vuitton has just launched the “Horizon” collection.  Designed and inspired by Marc Newson, widely acknowledged as one of the most influential industrial designers of his generation, Horizon is “Travel In Style” with a 4-wheeled cabin luggage, which offers surprisingly large interior capacity and feather like lightness.
Exceedingly practical and versatile, Horizon is the first four-wheeled case with a completely flat back shell, of which the storage space inside has been optimised thanks to the ingenious design. The object, whose appearance reveals at first glance a small suitcase in its simplest form, is actually a small jewel of technology. It took no less than eighteen months of development and filing of three patents. Every detail exudes quality, sleek styling and lightness: the discreet, secure lock, the smallest, quietest wheels possible, and a dedicated connected service within the LV Pass app (best addresses in the Louis Vuitton City Guide, personalised after-sales service, care advice, etc.)
Horizon exists in a Cabin size and a mini cabin version; it is available in the famous Louis Vuitton Monogram canvas, Monogram Eclipse, Damier Graphite, Taiga leather, in natural cowhide leather and a rainbow of 7 colours of Epi leather.
Marc Newson says “The process of travelling tomorrow could be a little more elegant and a little more seamless and a little more enjoyable.  I think the market has a real need for this type of product, both very technical and very sophisticated from a functional point of view. We set to work and we ended up with a result that has no equivalent on the market.


Travel is an integral part of my life both for work and pleasure. I have been in the market for new carry-on luggage for quite some time now. We have been using the Tumi line for the last couple of years, but packing and planning, especially for longer trips has been somewhat frustrating with my Tumi suitcases. I will explain why in detail now.

Obviously as PurseBop is my life, my laptop is almost always with me. When traveling, easy access to my laptop whether it be for quick removal at TSA or in-flight use is imperative. Now unlike most people that carry a laptop, I choose NOT to physically carry my computer in my hand or personal bag. Illogical…well maybe? But having my laptop in my suitcase makes the most sense for me. I am not leaving home without one of my favorite handbags, and as of late it is either a Birkin or Kelly bag. Since neither my B nor K is going to carry my laptop, it has to go in my carry-on suitcase. My Tumi carry-on does not have an outside pocket, so just imagine my frustration at TSA unzipping the entire suitcase to remove the laptop – or even more of a nightmare, trying to take out the laptop in-flight!

Global Entry/TSA pre-check has taken care of all domestic headaches, but I travel extensively internationally, in which case the TSA pre-check benefits no longer apply. The laptop must be removed and placed in a tray for X-Ray.

Ideally, my carry-on should have an exterior pocket that can accommodate my laptop and enough interior space for either a quick get away/light weekend trip amount of clothing. If I’m taking a longer trip, my carry-on should have enough interior space for all my additional handbags (of course, I make use of my efficient nesting technique (Read: Bag Nesting – How to Travel with Handbags). Since I never check-in any handbags, they must all fit in my carry-on luggage.

Whether I am traveling alone, or with Mr. PurseBop is an important factor that dictates my carry-on contents. If alone, my carry-on must independently meet all my needs. If traveling together with two carry-ons, there’s a little more leeway (which essentially means more space for me, LOL).

The search for a set of new carry-on luggage was on the back burner until the release of the new Louis Vuitton rolling luggage launch. You’ll quickly see why these new LV suitcases excited me!

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Starting from the fashion house’s early days, Louis Vuitton was a malletier that produced custom luggage, like their iconic trunk suitcases, for the aristocrats and nobility among Europe. LV continues to live on as a luggage legend with the introduction of their new Rolling Luggage line by Marc Newson.

The Newson Luggage collection is a luxury traveler’s dream come true. Aesthetically, the luggage pieces in this collection are sleeker and more modern than past releases. In terms of functionality though, the New Luggage Collection is by far Louis Vuitton’s most well-designed and well-built set of suitcases to date.

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Marc Newson is an influential industrial designer who has played a role in creating everything from furniture, household objects, bicycles, cars, and even commercial aircraft. Newson’s breadth of knowledge about object usefulness and practicality is definitely evident in the Rolling Luggage collection.

Designing the perfect suitcase can be tricky. With a lot of luggage, the extendable handle is often positioned in a way that obstructs the interior of the suitcase, which means some items can’t lay flat and you aren’t truly using your space in the most efficient way possible.

With Newson’s collection, the extendable handle of the suitcase has been relocated to the outside and runs from the bottom to the top of the luggage, which means there are no awkward bumps and ridges in the interior space. This is a 4-wheeled suitcases, which allows for more mobility when walking through the airport.  Other new features include a three-digit combination zip-pull TSA lock system, which reduces weight and causes less tension than a double zip system.

Newson meticulously designed these suitcases to be user friendly, lightweight, and hassle-free.

The new, hard-bodied rolling suitcases, the “Horizon” model,  come in 2 sizes:

  • Mini (50 x 35 x 20 cm)
  • Cabin (55 x 39 x 21 cm)

Available materials include Monogram canvas, Monogram Eclipse, Damier Graphite, Taiga leather, and Epi leather.

Prices

Suitcase Model Price in USD
Horizon 50 $2,660
Horizon 55 $3,100
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Interior of the bag is completely flat to maximize space.

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Extendable Handle located on the exterior of suitcases along the edges of the body from top to bottom.

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After looking at the pictures of the new suitcases and reading the product descriptions, you can clearly see that there are still no exterior pockets on these suitcases. You may be wondering…wait a minute, PurseBop what’s all the fuss about? Don’t you NEED an exterior pocket? What about your laptop?

Well…even with this dilemma, new LV suitcases did manage to join our luggage collection! 



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LOUIS VUITTON FLANDRIN BAG

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If you need a tote bag to fall in love with, look no further as Louis Vuitton’s Flandrin Bag is something to admire. Yes, an iconic and casual bag all rolled into one, you might be reaching your arms for it as you leave the house.

The Louis Vuitton Flandrin Bag is oozing with appeal with its pure lines, fresh sexy shape, and exquisite details like its leather corners for instance, this Monogram canvas is the perfect go-to bag. Something you’ll be proud to carry with you all-day long, its multi functionality makes it ideal to wear by hand, on the elbow, or over the shoulder.

Let’s talk more about the bag details, shall we? Aside from its Monogram coated canvas and cowhide leather exterior, it also features 2 Toron handles, lateral press studs, decorative Louis Vuitton metallic medallion and a removable shoulder strap in colorful cowhide leather.

It also comes in three several colors (and more at the boutiques): Cherry, Bois de Rose, and Noir. The Flandrin bag measures 13.4′ x 9.8′ x 5.9′ (L x H x W) inches and is priced $1860 USD or €1390 euro via Louis Vuitton boutiques.

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LOUIS VUITTON MINI CITY STEAMER BAG

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Look effortlessly steamy and fashion-forward with the newest Mini City Steamer Bag from Louis Vuitton. A newest addition to the City Steamer family, this mini size is the smallest yet cutest bag from the collection.

Paying homage and respect to the House heritage while incorporating added signature twists, this Mini City Steamer Bag is such a steal. Made from smooth calfskin, the Toron handles with Dora handle mounts are useful if you feel like carrying it in your hands. Take note of the engraved and facette padlock, nametag, and the hot-stamped LV Circle on back for these are the highlights of this bag. The removable leather shoulder strap is also an added bonus for you can wear it in your shoulder or cross-body.

Aside from these features, we are also loving the good color combination on this one! The bright yellow color paired with the maroon-browish color is just the right amount of sophistication when it comes to a Louis Vuitton bag.

It measures 8.7′ x 7.5′ x 3.1′ (L x H x W) inches and is priced $3050 USD or €2100 euro via Louis Vuitton boutique.

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Fall-Winter 2016 Mens Louis Vuitton: Preview

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It’s early days yet before Louis Vuitton’s Fall-Winter 2016 Mens collection is upon us, but a sneak peek never hurt anyone, right? And because I’ve been the studying the press kit intently for everyone’s sake here, here’s what I know.

As far as bags and SLGs go, there are 3 main pillars for the season, Monogram Illusion(shown above), Monogram Eclipse (which you’ll see later in the post) and Camouflagepieces, which I’ve already featured a couple days back.

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Then there are all the accessories, and there are many, from thin neck scarves to stoles to other bits and bobs from key holders to necklaces and sunglasses. The Volez,Voguex, Voyagez brooches are love, that Trousse Toilette in Monogram Eclipse is functional and that signet ring is something that’s definitely on my own wish list.

And like I mentioned earlier, this is just a quick sneak peek, so there will definitely be more updates in the weeks to come. In case you’re wondering though, that ‘trunk’ you see in the first image is actually a tool box. More specifically, a mini tool box that comes with a shoulder sling as well. Kim Jones’ take on the Petite Malle for the guys? #mindblown

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As promised, here’s a peek at a new bag from the F/W16 collection, the Monogram Eclipse Backpack Explorer that’s part-backpack, part-tote and all butch. Butch because well, it’s definitely for the more manly amongst you, the 44 cm by 30 cm by 16 cm backpack that’s big enough for you to lug around the kitchen sink and then some. No word on the price yet, but if you prefer something ‘cleaner’, the Backpack Explorer will also come in Taiga Mat, a new take on the traditional Taiga leather that’s touted to be lighter and more matte. Haven’t seen either yet in person, so expect more updates to come.

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