New Bag Crush for Pre-Fall 2019

This is my new bag crush for Pre-fall 2019 that will be available in stores from August: LOUIS VUITTON‘s Monogram Giant that is twisted with animal prints inspired by the Cruise 2018 collection.

I love this one: Onthego tote in Monogram Giant

The iconic Louis Vuitton Monogram canvas slips into neutral tones, pairing black and caramel or ivory and tobacco. In turns oversized, miniaturised or classic, the House’s iconic Monogram teams up with zebra and leopard prints in a variety of graphic and tonal combinations.

As Zebra prints are trending for F/W 2019, the NéoNoé bucket bag is a great investment piece.

Interpreted with a jungle spirit, the understated Onthego tote, the classic Neverfull and the new NéoNoé bucket bag reveal contrasting facets.

LoL, Sandra

Another piece to dream of: the Neverfull in Monogram Giant

 Photos: © Louis Vuitton
Photographer: Stef Mitchell – Fashion: Marie-Amélie Sauvé

Louis Vuitton x Jeff Koons Masters Collection

This morning while I was working on another post, I got an e-mail from Louis Vuitton that made my heart leap with joy and that I wanted to share with you immediately. The French Maison is collaborating with Jeff Koons for a collection called «Masters» for which the famous American pop artist remixes the iconic artworks of the old masters and presents them in a way that encourages new interpretations.

Balloon Dog (Orange) © Jeff Koons
signed and dated ‘Jeff Koons 1994-2000’ (on the underside) , mirror-polished stainless steel with transparent color coating , 121 x 143 x 45 in. (307.3 x 363.2 x 114.3 cm)
Executed in 1994-2000. This work is one of five unique versions (Blue, Magenta, Orange, Red, Yellow).

With Jeff Koons in New York City in 2013 for the Balloon Venus launch event with Dom Pérignon.

Since Marc Jacobs enlisted Stephen Sprouse to create the now-iconic graffiti range in 2001, Louis Vuitton has led the way in the fashion/art collaboration stakes. Koons, whose Balloon Dog (Orange) holds the record for the most expensive art work by a living artist after it sold for $58.4 million at Christie’s New York in November 2013, follows in the footsteps of Takashi Murakami, Richard Prince, Daniel Buren and Damien Hirst by partnering with Louis Vuitton.

Gazing Ball (Ariadne), 2013, Plaster and Glass
112.6 x 238.4 x 93cm, Edition no. 3/3
Monsoon Art Collection, © Jeff Koons

For his collaboration with Louis Vuitton, Koons seeked inspiration from his Gazing Ball series that he started in 2013 as a series of plaster reproductions of famous ancient sculptures, each one set with a blue mirrored sphere. It’s these hand-painted Old Master reproductions that appear on the limited-edition Masters range of iconic Louis Vuitton handbags as well, from Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa, Titian’s Mars, Venus and Cupid, Fragonard’s Girl with a Dog, Van Gogh’s Wheat Fields and Cypresses to RubensTiger Hunt.

The beautiful interior of the Rubens Palm Springs backpack (more photos below…)

The name of each original artist is emblazoned across the front, and their biography and portrait are featured inside. Absolutely new for Louis Vuitton is that a collaborator features his own initials on the bags. A sign for the importance of his status.

Louis Vuitton x Jeff Koons Masters Collection
Fragonard Speedy 30

Louis Vuitton x Jeff Koons Masters Collection
Titian Neverfull MM

Louis Vuitton x Jeff Koons Masters Collection
Da Vinci Speedy 30 in Poppy

Fans of Koons’ Inflatables series get their money’s worth; each piece is finished with a leather tag in the shape of the inflatable rabbit that Koons famously cast in polished stainless steel in 1986.

My personal three favorites are:

Louis Vuitton x Jeff Koons Masters Collection
Rubens Palm Springs Backpack

Louis Vuitton x Jeff Koons Masters Collection
Rubens Keepall 50

Louis Vuitton x Jeff Koons Masters Collection
Van Gogh Montaigne MM

The Louis Vuitton x Jeff Koons Masters collection will be available from April 28 in stores and at louisvuitton.com. Below you can enjoy the beautiful teaser.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Louis Vuitton, © Jeff Koons, © Sandra Bauknecht, Louis Vuitton Malletier/Melanie & Ramon

Louis Vuitton Tropical Journey Collection

Tropical_Collection_Louis_Vuitton

Louis Vuitton looked also to Hawaii for inspiration (see yesterday’s post here about this summer’s trend ). The «Tropical Journey» capsule collection takes a trip to paradise and comes back with lush nature-inspired prints that are available across the Houses’s iconic models such as Speedy or Neverfull but also on accessories or shoes. Have fun exploring them all below.

Aloha!

LoL, Sandra

Handbag in printed Monogram Vernis leather, Nevrefull and Palm Springs backpack in printed Monogram canvas, square in silk twillHandbag in printed Monogram Vernis leather, Neverfull and Palm Springs backpack in printed Monogram canvas, square in silk twill

Go-14 bag in printed Malletage MonogramGo-14 bag in printed Malletage Monogram

Sunglasses in acetate and metalSunglasses in acetate and metal

Toilet bag in printed Monogram Canvas, Zippy wallet in printed Monogram Vernis leather, sneaker in printed Monogram Canvas, pareo in cottonToilet bag in printed Monogram Canvas, Zippy wallet in printed Monogram Vernis leather, sneaker in printed Monogram Canvas, pareo in cotton

Handbag in printed Monogram vernis leather, nevrefull and Palm Springs backpack inprinted Monogram canvas, square in silk twillHandbag in printed Monogram vernis leather

Speedy, Keepall and PÇgase suitcase in printed Monogram CanvasSpeedy, Keepall and Pegase suitcase in printed Monogram Canvas

Photos: Courtesy of Louis Vuitton

Louis Vuitton Yayoi Kusama – Second Round

LouisVuitton Kusama 2nd Round

The second half of the Louis Vuitton – Yayoi Kusama collaboration (Please click here for the photos of the first arrival in July) will hit the shelves tomorrow, September 8, 2012 – much earlier than expected. Here is your sneak preview of the upcoming pumpkin-inspired products.
Aren’t they just polka-dot enthusiastic fantastic?!

LoL, Sandra

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Papillon Monogram Pumpkin Dots whitePapillon Monogram Pumpkin Dots white

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Kusama-2Round

Neverfull MM Monogram Waves red

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Papillon Monogram Pumpkin Dots redPapillon Monogram Pumpkin Dots red

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Kusama-2.Round-SpeedySpeedy Monogram Town blue

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Kusama-2.Round-Keepall

Keepall 55 Bandouliere Monogram Pumpkin Dots red

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Kusama Speedy red

Speedy Monogram Town red

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Keepall 55 Bandouliere Monogram Pumpkin Dots green

Keepall 55 Bandouliere Monogram Pumpkin Dots green
Photos: Courtesy of Louis Vuitton