Louis Vuitton brings bags of class to Tel Aviv

Louis Vuitton celebrates Americana in Paris menswear, with stylish David Beckham in tow

If customers dont wish to have their initials in big letters on the bag, they can choose to have them hot stamped onto their bags tag, free of charge. Every productsymbolizes the travel spirit, Dobkin said. You can see that even in the Lockit shoes, which are really popular. Theres a small lock that hangs off the zipper. Another part of the legacy is that everything in the store is handmade in artists workshops. The bags come from workshops in France, the leather from France and Spain, and the shoes from Italy. Even the holes in the belts are hand painted on the inside so that they match the top color, Mizrahi said. This sense of culture is felt not only in the summer and pre-fall collections that the store offers, but also in the store itself. When Greek architect, Panagiotis Chatzinas, designed it, he wanted it to be similar to the other Louis Vuitton stores around the world.

Chanel In China Is Most Sought-After Fashion Brand, According To World Luxury Index

You couldnt really figure out what was going on. Youll have to put them on to wrap your head around all that wrapping. Its been especially interesting to get up-close with two collections this week Kim Jones Louis Vuitton show, and the collection presented in London by Craig Green, which is now in Paris as part of the British fashion Councils London Showrooms for sales. Embroidered patches and pin-badges on a jacket at Louis Vuitton Jones Vuitton is of course the height of luxury, but his instinct is to make luxury do the work, rather than just weighing a garment down with garish details. As always at Vuitton, the bags provided a neat summary: inspired by sports bags, leather hold-alls had a Damier pattern drilled into them by hand.

The latest Roman Empire to fall is Louis Vuitton , left in the dust by Chanel . According to the World Luxury Index, Chanel is now the most sought-after brand in China. Previously, Louis Vuitton had held the top slot, but Digital Luxury Group, the company that conducted the market research, claims that Chanel’s edge in the lucrative beauty industry pushed it ahead. (Louis Vuitton currently has no stake in beauty.) It’s no wonder Chanel is all the rage in China. Aside from hawking some pretty covetable bags and perfumes, the fashion house has been a model for many of its competitors with its emphasis on exclusivity , especially when it comes to China. After the company opened stores in Shanghai last year, Chanel’s president of fashion, Bruno Pavlovsky, told CNN: “We try to get the best three boutiques in Shanghai instead of having 10 boutiques.” Are you listening, Louis Vuitton? Perhaps you just need to launch a fragrance and play a little hard to get so that you can get back into China’s good graces.

Inside out: a deeper look at Givenchy, Louis Vuitton and Craig Green

lv 300x300 Inside out: a deeper look at Givenchy, Louis Vuitton and Craig Green

Photograph by: Francois Guillot , AFP/Getty Images PARIS – The Louis Vuitton man moved from the eastern Himalayas of last season to the sunny West Coast of the United States for this spring-summer 2014. “This was the American road trip, just enjoying and celebrating Americana from NASA through to the traditional things such as bandanas,” said designer Kim Jones, breaking a sweat backstage Thursday at the Paris show that was held inside a scorching conservatory. The collection ranged from the road trip, as imagined in khaki parkas with travel badges and cotton printed bandanas, to a whole mix of different American styles: From sportswear, as in white, blue and red silk graph check tailored shorts, to Gatsby-style evening suits in raw kimono silk with a classy curved lower part. As ever, when travelling anywhere Vuitton-style, don’t expect to rough it. Stylish and coiffed David Beckham looked approvingly on from the front row. Silhouettes were tight and masculine. The 41 classy looks were fairly eclectic and so served up a little something for everyone. The collection, however, produced no great creative surprises, apart from the piece de resistance: A fantastic retro black silk jacket with mother-of-pearl jacquard featuring the famed LV monogram.

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