LVMH Group Supports LGBTQ Rights With UN Standards of Conduct for Business Signing

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LVMH Moët Hennessy – Louis Vuitton SE also known as LVMH, is a French Multinational corporation and coglomerate specializing in luxury goods, headquartered headquartered in the 8th arrondissement of Paris, France. The company was formed in 1987 under the merger of iconic fashion house Louis Vuitton (founded in 1854) with Moët Hennessy, a company formed after the 1971 merger between the champagne producer Moët & Chandon and cognac producer Hennessy.

The Group controls around 60 subsidiaries that each manage a small number of prestigious brands, 75 in total (like Bvlgari, Céline, Chaumet, Christian Dior, Givenchy, Loewe, Moynat, Jean Patou, to name just a few). The group currently employs more than 83,000 people. Thirty percent of LVMH’s staff work in France. LVMH operates over 2,400 stores worldwide.

Today the LVMH Group’s U.S. Maisons are joining its European members with the signing of the UN Standards of Conduct for Business today. The move will guarantee the human rights of LGBTQ people in all its subsidiaries. Another step towards incluivity.

 All of our employees should be able to be themselves and be considered for their contribution, irrespective of other considerations such as their race, gender or sexual orientation.

Chantal Gaemperle, LVMH Group executive vice president human resources and synergies

LVMH – which prefers the LGBTI acronym – has already put conducts into effects in companies such as Marc Jacobs, Sephora, Belvedere, Benefit, Fresh, Kendo and Starboard. Chantal Gaemperle, group executive vice president human resources and synergies for the group told WWD, “All of our employees should be able to be themselves and be considered for their contribution, irrespective of other considerations such as their race, gender or sexual orientation”.

By the end of 2019, the conglomerate will roll out its own initiative and worldwide training program discussing both unconscious bias and inclusive leadership. This move joins LVMH’s commitment to LGBTQ-community inclusion which has seen the company use the transgender model Krow Kian in Louis Vuitton womenswear shows and the transgender actor Indya Moore in the B-Blossom jewelry campaign.

The signing of the UN Standards of Conduct for Business will see the following actions be put into place:

Respect the human rights of LGBTQ workers, customers and community members.

Eliminate discrimination against LGBTQ employees.

Support LGBTQ staff at work.

Not discriminate against LGBTQ customers, suppliers and distributors while insisting business partners hold the same standard.

Stand up for human rights of LGBTQ people in the communities where they do business.

LVMH’s designers are already closely tied to the LGBTQ community, which often serves as a source of inspiration. Come into the beautiful world of LVMH.

 

 

 

 

Loewe Large Heel Pouch

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You’ve got to give Spanish fashion house Loewe major props for churning out brand new pouches that are equal parts cute and functional, in prices that don’t exactly break the bank. The Paula’s Drawstring Pouch is a clear example that’s priced at just €250 recently restocked online and in the boutiques, which a number of you managed to get.

20190521_161016.gifThe Large Heel Pouch (€350) is another hot favourite that was sold out the moment it arrived, and it’s frankly not that hard to see why. Rendered in full smooth calf leather, the pouch measures 12 cm across and 12.5 cm high, furnished with 3 card slots in the interior along with a patch pocket for coins, folded cash and even a set of house keys.

It’s essentially a mini wallet that comes attached with a long strap that you can wear around your neck, or have it slung across your body so it sits right under your chest like you would with a typical belt bag.

 
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It also helps that the pouch comes in easy-to-match colours like Black or Tan, and finished with the iconic embossed Loewe Anagram in front.

Come into the beautiful world of Loewe.

 

 

 

 

Loewe Esencia pour Homme

 

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Loewe Esencia pour Homme was firstly introduced on the market in 1988, and after 30 years of a timeless perfume, it is now more luring, tempting and the same elegantly classic. This fall appears a new Eau de Parfum version described to be more intense, long-lasting, modern and mystical at the same time. Loewe Esencia pour Homme Eau de Parfum is all about an intense lavender infused note. It is a pleasant lavender aroma nicely mixed with woody notes of sandalwood, vetiver, and moss.

Loew-Essencia-Eau-De-Parfum-FlaconMade by craftsmen at the Quadpack Wood factory in Spain, the new, exclusive flacon is colored in black with a cap made of the ash sustainably-sourced wood and decorated with golden leaves.

Loewe Esencia pour Homme Eau de Parfum is a woody/spicy floral fragrance to nicely seduce men. It is available as 100ml.

Welcome into the world of Loewe.

 

 

 

 

Loewe’s Latest Bag Supports The Elephant Crisis Fund

 

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Fashion is increasingly aware of the need to support the world socially and environmentally. Recent years have seen fashion brands reconsidering their choice of materials (such as rescinding the use of fur or cashmere) or engaging in charity causes through their collections. However, it is not every day you get to see a fashion brand commit a hundred per cent of its sales to the cause, which is exactly what Spanish luxury fashion house Loewe’s latest collaboration with social media campaign Knot On My Planet is about.

In support of the Elephant Crisis Fund, Loewe has partnered with Knot On My Planet to launch a limited-edition run of its tan Elephant bags with beadwork by Samburu women from northern Kenya.

Loewe’s creative director Jonathan Anderson’s interest in elephant conservation was piqued after seeing the work of KOMP, a campaign powered by fashion influencers including Dutch supermodel Doutzen Kroes to stop poaching, prevent trafficking and end the demand for ivory. Through KOMP, Jonathan Anderson learnt the negative impact the ivory crisis has on the ecosystems of Africa and Asia, and was introduced to the Samburu community.

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Originally an innovative collection made out of leather offcuts, the cult animal-shaped leather creation is now a signature of Loewe brand offerings. Taking the company’s empathy for animals to the next level, Loewe launched a new variation of the elephant shape bag (a crowd favourite among the other animal shapes in the series) into a limited edition collection to benefit The Elephant Crisis Fund in preventing elephant trafficking and poaching, and hopefully in turn, minimise the demand of ivory.

Loewe travelled to Kenya to work with the women from the Samburu workshop to better understand the unique beadwork they produce. The project was born 15 years ago during a drought that saw the men in the community forced to lead the cattle to new pastures to graze and leave the women to fend for themselves and their children. The craft has given the female elders a viable workflow to sustain their families, and the strength as a community towart traffickers harming their home.

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The Spanish luxury fashion house understood that money is always steered towards many outlets of our daily lives, but arguably less for philanthropic purposes (as compared to necessary spendings such as bills etc.) And hence, Loewe has helped navigate our style splurges towards a worthy charity.

The new elephant mini bag design is adorned with unique beadwork designs handmade by women artisans from the Samburu Workshop which is part of an initiative by Samburu trust, a Kenya-based organisation that has been working closely with Save the Elephants.

Owing to the nature of the beadwork, each colourful cascade of beads on the Loewe bags is unique. See a selection of exclusive imagery showing the origins of the embellishment from Ol Malo in the heart of Samburu, below, and shop the bags at Loewe.com.

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All proceeds from the sale of this limited edition series will go to go to The Elephant Crisis Fund, where the most effective projects in elephant conservation will be funded and executed.

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The Elephant Crisis Fund is a joint initiative between Save The Elephants and the Wildlife Conservation Network, in partnership with the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation, and aided by KOMP. In support of the fund’s 100 percent donation model, each pound from the £1,100 bags will be deployed to conservation initiatives.

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The Loewe Elephant Bag collection is now available on the loewe.com

 

 

 

 

Aire Loewe Fantasia

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Spanisich luxury fashion house Loewe launches a new edition perfume for women Aire Fantasia and a new flanker to the original Aire launched in 1985. The new version is all about a fresh and sparkling fragrance for daily use. It is a nice burst of citrusy aromas sealed in one flanker with a pleasant refreshing smell.

Aire Loewe Fantasia is the most sparkling interpretation within the Aire Loewe family.

Loewe Aire Fantasia is a fragrance full of joy, pure aroma, very easy and very summery. I consider this fragrance to be a great choice for the hot sunny day at the beach, very light, not overpowering, yet fresh and beautiful.

Top notes: Bergamot, Mandarin, Grapefruit
Heart notes: Basil, Pink pepper
Base notes: Vetiver, Sandalwood, Oakmoss

For summer, many people usually choose such refreshing perfumes with easy, calm, and feminine aromas. Aire Loewe Fantasia opens with a fresh/citrus aroma made of mandarin, lemon, grapefruit, and orange along with floral notes of neroli, lily of the valley, jasmine, magnolia, nicely balanced with bitter/sweet almond note. Its musk and sandalwood base brings warmth to the fragrance along with the green vetiver touch that gives character and body to this Eau de Toilette.

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Aire Loewe Fantasia is available as 75 and 125ml Eau de Toilette. 

 

 

 

 

Loewe Aire Sutileza

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Spanish fashion house of Loewe launches a new romantic and elegant feminine perfume Loewe Aire Sutileza. It is an intense woody aromatic perfume with a nice burst of flowery aroma, yet highlighted with fresh citrusy notes. Loewe Aire Sutileza follows other floral perfume editions like Loewe Aire Sensual, Loewe Aire Evasion that succeeds to capture the attention of even the most pretentious wearers.

Loewe Aire Sutileza opens to impress with a nice sweet aroma of Calabrian mandarins, juicy pear and currant notes along with a white bouquet of flowers composed of elegant and aromatic lily of the valley, Egyptian jasmine and magnolia notes. The woody base dies down with wood, Haitian vetiver, Indian sandalwood and musky notes.

Loewe Aire Sutileza is available as 75 and 125ml Eau de Toilette.

 

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Loewe announce Craft Prize

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Spanish fashion house Loewe has announced it is launching a prize recognising outstanding achievements in craftsmanship. Spearheaded by Creative Director Jonathan Anderson, the annual international LoeweCraft Prize aims to “showcase and celebrate the work of  exceptionally talented artisans working in a range of craft-based professions”.

The Loewe Foundation, founded in 1988 by Enrique Loewe Lynch, was primarily established to support design and craftsmanship and was awarded the Gold Medal for Merit in the Fine Arts in 2002, the “highest honour granted by the Spanish Government”.

Craft is immensely important to me as an inspiration so I wanted to create a platform to highlight things that are engineered by hand, by ceramicists, basket-weavers, furniture designers, jewellery makers, and other people who work silently and are often under-appreciated. In reality, there is nothing harder than finding a way to make an object that has a formula of its own and speaks in the maker’s own language, creating a dialogue that didn’t exist before.

Jonathan Saunders, Creative Director, Loewe

Board member Ramón Puig Cuyàs, whose work is pictured above, will sit on the Experts Panel of Loewe’s Craft Prize. To celebrate his work in conjunction with the prize, a collection of his brooches will be exhibited in Loewe’s Mount Street store during the London Craft Week.

The winner of the Loewe Craft Prize 2017 will be announced in April 2017 and receive 50,000 Euros.

Welcome into the world of Loewe and Loewe Foundation.

 

 

 

Discovering Loewe’s new fragrances for him and her

 

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Celebrate a new chapter with Loewe as they release the ultimate must-have scents of the season…  Loewe have officially harnessed their knowledge of high craftsmanship, leathers and must-have accessories into two new fragrances, simultaneously adding to their growing and (highly covented) collections. The LVMH-owned fashion house introduced Loewe 001 Woman and Loewe 001 Man this season in a celebration of new beginnings.

 

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Loewe’s home nose Emilio Valeros, has also created his own story, which occurs when the 001 Woman and 001 Man fragrances are combined to create a third olfactory note, infused with common top notes white musk, bergamot and sandalwood. Also, expect the female fragrance to have a hint of vanilla, jasmine and amber, while the men’s masculine notes are created by an undertone of cardamom, vetiver, carrot seeds, musk, patchouli, cedar and bergamot. 

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Loewe 001 Woman and Loewe 001 Man are now available on Loewe.com and at Loewe’s official retailers across the world. Shop the collection, then read Loewe’s self-titled book to discover more about the brand’s 170-year amazing history.

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A look At Loewe’s new book

 

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Luxury label Loewe began as a cooperative of leather artisans in the center of Madrid in 1846. The German entrepreneur Enrique Loewe Roessberg consolidated the workshop under his name in 1872, creating one of the world’s first luxury houses. As Loewe developed and expanded over the following century, a commitment to modernity emerged as a defining characteristic. In the 1950s and 1960s, Loewe’s offices and stores in Spain became a benchmark for international design thanks to the distinctive architecture and interiors designed by Javier Carvajal.

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In 1970, artist Vicente Vela created the In 1970, artist Vicente Vela created the Anagram, the abstract symbol consisting of four intertwined Ls that has been stamped ever since on Loewe’s products as a sign of their material and technical excellence. Loewe’s first ready-to-wear clothing collection was launched in 1965, bringing fashion to the heart of the brand, and this was followed by the debut of the iconic Amazona bag in 1975.

This was also the decade in which Loewe broke into the luxury perfume sector with its debut fragrance, L de Loewe. From that time onward, it has continued to demonstrate its prowess in this field with each new perfume creation. Emilio Valeros has been Loewe’s ‘nose’ for over 20 years and has created some of the brand’s signature fragrances including Solo Loewe and Aura Loewe. In 1996 the company was acquired by the leading luxury group LVMH.

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In October 2013, Jonathan Anderson became the brand’s Creative Director. Under his leadership, Loewe has rebranded its heritage of 169 years of craftsmanship and innovation with a view to setting its sights on the future.

Launched alongside the grand opening, just for their 170 years anniversary, of its Madrid boutique, a new Loewe book showcases the essence of what makes the maison stand out. Loewe has published a new self-titled book that takes a look at the maison’s 170 year history. Edited by famed publication expert Luis Venegas, the book intriguingly does not follow any typical format, instead opting to simply focus on the unique personality of the brand.

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It’s not about making clear, linear connections. It’s just our favourite side of Loewe, what we think makes it different from any other house, all put into
 a book filled with images I fell in love with. It’s quite subjective.

Luis Venegas

Given artistic freedom by the brand’s Creative Director Jonathan Anderson, Venegas pored over a massive collection of materials, carefully selecting what truly reflects the brand and which offers an insight into its future.

I wanted Luis to go through our archives and decide what is relevant, with
 that very sharp, uncommon eye that he has. He has unearthed some incredible things that show how the language of what we’re doing at the house now, has always been there. I could not be happier.

Jonathan Anderson

The 592-page book ‘Past Present Future’ is filled with editorials and old advertising campaigns, as well as images of archival objects and artworks. The aim of the book is not only a celebration of the brand’s identity throughout the years, but an intimate insight into the universe of a future-focused brand – to be used by readers accordingly.

It’s not a book to be precious with. It’s a hefty block of paper that’s meant to be used and engaged with, documenting the entire universe of the brand until now, indicating where it stands and where it might go next.

Jonathan Anderson

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Take a peek inside the Loewe book now…

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Giorgio Armani, The Last Emperor

Officially the most succesfull Italian designer ever (his fortune is estimated over $8.5 billion!), Signor Giorgio Armani celebrates his 82th birthday today (born 11th July 1934).

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Particularly noted for his menswear. He is known today for his clean, tailored lines. He formed his company, Armani, in 1975, and by 2001 was acclaimed as the most successful designer that Italy has produced, with an annual turnover of $1.6 billion and a personal fortune of $8.5 billion as of 2013. He is credited with pioneering red-carpet fashion.

As famous for underpants, watches and accessories as for his sharp suits, his has been the style of choice for generations of stars of music, sport and the silver screen, politicians, dignitaries and even the Milanese police force.

He was born in the northern Italian town of Piacenza, of Armenian and Italian descent. After military service as a young man, he became a window dresser at La Rinascente department store in Milan.

Having worked on a freelance basis for myriad designers including Zegna, Cerruti and Loewe, the first pieces he designed under his own name were a series of leather bomber jackets in 1970.

While building his fashion empire, he also designed costumes for more than one hundred films including American Gigolo and The Untouchables

When in 1975 he brought out a womenswear line using men’s fabrics, he set the wheels in motion for the ‘power dressing’ look that became synonymous with the 80s.

Among his many commissions, he designed the costume worn by Spanish bullfighter Cayetano Rivera Ordóñez, the suits for the England football team (twice), and the cover of a book of gospels for the Pope