Louis Vuitton Monogram Shadow Duo Messenger

French Maison Louis Vuitton has launched a new Duo Messenger. In full leather (well, Monogram Shadow leather, to be precise), the highly versatile series of bags (or multi-pouches, if you prefer) has become instant hits for the simple fact that they are functional, stylish, and carry that magical ability to be worn by both genders.

The new Duo Messenger comes in Monogram Shadow, a grained black leather that’s subtly embossed with the brand’s iconic monogram pattern. Completing the ‘tone-on-tone’ look would be the accompanying purse and complementary jacquard shoulder strap, as well as black metallic hardware that makes it a so-black piece. Unlike its older sibling, the Duo Messenger comes with just one roomy pouch that measures 26 cm by 18.5 cm.

The Louis Vuitton Monogram Shadow Duo Messenger is available at Louis Vuitton Boutiques worldwide. Come into the beautiful world of Louis Vuitton.

Louis Vuitton Boutiques Get Vibrant Rainbow Designs

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As select stores begin to re-open around the world, French Maison Louis Vuitton is inviting its employees and their children to decorate the House’s windows in a new initiative called ‘The Rainbow Project’. Hand-drawn rainbows by children and employees serve as welcoming beacons of hope during this uncertain time

Let’s turn the street into a cheerful space.

Gaston Louis Vuitton

Carrying on the company’s longstanding tradition of creating inviting and artful windows for the public to view, the collaborative effort asks participants to draw their very own version of a Rainbow – a symbol of hope and the start of a new adventure – to welcome the first months of early summer.

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For every city, local rainbow drawings will brighten the store’s façades in the form of stickers or digital animated screens. Paris’ Champs-Elysees store features a selection of rainbows, created by French children, across the six-window store front.

A symbol of hope. Rainbows drawn by the children of #LouisVuitton employees have appeared across store windows worldwide as colorful beacons of joy during these challenging times.

In Madrid, a Spanish child’s rainbow drawing spans the window, hovering in clouds of Louis Vuitton monograms. Other cities that have unveiled their rainbow window displays include Milan, Rome and Frankfurt.

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Look out for the rest of ‘The Rainbow Project’ to be unveiled throughout the month of May in selected Louis Vuitton stores worldwide. Come into the beautiful world of Louis Vuitton.

 

 

 

Louis Vuitton produce hospital gown

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In order to provide protective gear to healthcare workers, French Maison Louis Vuitton announces the production of thousands of hospital gowns to be donated to frontline medical staff within the Parisian hospital network AP-HP, Assistance Publique – Hôpitaux de Paris.

Thank you to the hundreds of artisans who have volunteered to create protective wear, as well as everyone doing their part to fight this global pandemic.

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These gowns will be created by volunteers at the Maison’s headquarters for six Parisian hospitals in urgent need of protective gear. Thank you to everyone who is doing their part to fight this global pandemic.

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Come into the beautiful world of Louis Vuitton.

 

 

 

 

Louis Vuitton and Mode Grande Quest produce face masks

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In order to provide protective gear to healthcare workers, French Maison Louis Vuitton has repurposed several of the Maison’s ateliers across France to produce hundreds of thousands of non-surgical face masks.

Thank you to the hundreds of artisans who have volunteered to create these masks, as well as everyone doing their part to fight this global pandemic.

Louis Vuitton

In partnership with the Mode Grande Ouest textile network, this initiative will donate the much-needed protective gear to frontline healthcare workers. Thank you to the hundreds of artisans who have volunteered to create these masks, as well as everyone doing their part to fight this global pandemic.

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Come into the world of Louis Vuitton.

 

 

 

 

A floral and dreamy escape from reality: Louis Vuitton Heures d’Absence

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While French Maison Louis Vuitton is primarily known for its bags and leather goods, the marquee has made a quite a splash in the world of fragrance. The brand’s much touted for Les Parfums Louis Vuitton collection is a testament to its mastery in making perfumes which is further sealed with the release of a unique new scent: Heures d’Absence.

The Les Parfums Louis Vuitton collection has been supplemented with a floral creation, a sophisticated and feminine ode to the French Maison’s perfume collection, whose composition develops flower by flower.

The new creation was inspired by the first Louis Vuitton fragrance Heures d’Absence launched in 1927, which was aimed at both men and women. Named after Georges Vuitton’s villa, the fragrance was presented to mark the opening of the new London store, and was available in only 300 copies.

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The small airplane on the body of the rectangular glass flacon was the embodiment of the love for travel and exploration of the world, and for the 2020 creation, perfumer  Jacques Cavallier Belletrud relied on several components from the first fragrance to re-materialize it and include it into the collection once again.

Louis Vuitton Heures d’Absence brings freshness and whiteness to jasmine sambac. Its sharpness blends gently with the freshly cut May roses that give off a romantic vibe. The scent of jasmine in the composition is enhanced as the most prominent flower thanks to CO2 extraction technology, while mixing it with the aromatic pittosporum flower brings harmony and joy to the flowery collage.

The powdery and bright mimosa chord has a fine honey like and fluffy effect, giving the watercolor rose flowers a dose of sunshine, along with the delicacy of raspberries that make the flower bouquet more complex and sophisticatedly sweet. The subtle, silky warmth of vanilla gently envelops the flowers, combined with a creamy base of sandalwood and musk supporting the beauty of each flower and emphasizing the sophistication of the creation.

Louis-Vuitton-Heures-d'Absence-Box-FlaconLouis Vuitton Heures d’Absence is available as a 100ml and 200ml Eau de Parfum, a travel flacon with 4 refills of 7.5ml Eau de Parfum, and a refill pack for the travel flacon (4×7.5ml Eau de Parfum.) at Louis Vuiton Boutiques and selected stores worldwide.

Come into the beautiful world of Louis Vuitton.

 

 

 

 

Louis Vuitton’s luxurious new Sneaker Box

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French Maison Louis Vuitton designed a sneaker storage box for display at Design Miami, which will take place from 4 to 8 December 2019. As a smaller version of the Sneaker Trunk, which will be introduced at the Louis Vuitton Savoir-Faire event, the Sneaker Box comes to the fore with the signature Monogram Eclipse, as we are accustomed to.

How much do you love your most treasured sneakers? A lot?

With a leather outer layer, transparent perspex cover and two concealed hidden drawers, drawers built into the box’s interior can house shoe care equipment and other small accessories. Similar to the Sneaker Trunk, the Sneaker Box can be customized to a client’s needs – sneakerheads can also stack the boxes into a wall displaying multiple pairs.

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The Louis Vuitton Sneaker Boxes, which are available at very selected Louis Vuitton Boutiques. The retail price has has yet to be announced. But believe me…. beauty doesn’t comes cheap! But hey, you do love your sneakers. Right?

Come into the beautiful world of Louis Vuitton.

 

 

Louis Vuitton Coeur Battant

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Louis Vuitton launched a new edition of the women’s Les Parfums Collection. Invite yourself to the journey of the unknown with the French Maison’s latest perfume.

The idea of the ‘Art of Travel’ has always been in line with Louis Vuitton, which made its way into every corner of the fashion industry from strong beginnings in luxury luggage. Thus, it’s no surprise that the French house’s latest fragrance has the power to ignite the wanderlust of everyone who encounters it.

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Cœur Battant (Beating Heart) magnifies the grandiosity of nature and joins nine other perfumes in the collection: Rose des Vents, Turbulences, Dans La Peau, Attrapes-Rêves, Apogée, Contre Moi, Matière Noire, Mille Feux and Le Jour Se Lève.

After a trio of fragrances (Sun Song, Cactus Garden, and Afternoon Swim) that truly captured the essence of summer, Vuitton seems ready to take its dreamy scents into the next season, helping the world to get excited for chic adventures sure to happen.

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The idea for the new fragrance came to Jacques Cavallier’s mind when he was working in his creative atelier in the historic French perfume town of Grasse, just a stone’s throw from fields of flowers. The heady yet fresh floral-woody composition is inspired by floral fields of Grasse and scents of summer. His interpretation of his surroundings translated to notes of crisp pear and rich jasmine, sparking freshness and sensuality.

Top notes: pear, ambrette seeds, Cascalone®
Heart: Egyptian jasmine, ylang-ylang, narcissus
Base: moss, musk

A combination of fresh pear and rich jasmine offers the signature of contemporary women’s perfumes, along with pure undertones of ambrette seeds. Accords of narcissus, moss and patchouli round out the perfume and give it a touch of nostalgia. It is ‘a perfume with a compelling character, suspended somewhere between freshness and sensuality’.

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The new perfume, much like the rest of the collection, shines within a sophisticated and minimalistic glass bottle engraved with the LV logo. Catch us spritzing it and dreaming of a trip to the Côte d’Azur as fall sets in.

Louis Vuitton Cœur Battant is available as a 100 and 200ml Eau de Parfum, along with a travel set that features 4 x 7.5 ml. Come into the beatiful world of Louis Vuitton.

 

 

 

 

Riders of the Knights a diamonds armor by Louis Vuitton

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French Maison Louis Vuitton´s Riders of the Knights is a homage to medieval heroines, a journey in time that continues the theme of travel that weaves through the Maison’s high jewellery collections. Each of the 50 pieces of jewellery honours the women of the Middle Ages who, in a world ruled by men, took matters into their own hands and made a lasting impact on the world.

Riders of the Knights is about the medieval heroines who changed the course of history through the force of their strength and will. I was thinking of women like Joan of Arc, Queen Elizabeth of England or Eleanor of Aquitaine. I wanted to capture the idea of strength through chains, armour, amulets and even swords.

Francesca Amfitheatrof

There was much speculation around the launch of the Riders of the Knights collection as it is the first high jewellery collection by Louis Vuitton’s artistic director of watches and jewellery, Francesca Amfitheatrof. B Blossom, the fine jewellery collection presented in May, hinted at a change of style chez Louis Vuitton with its chunky shapes and bold colours.

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Riders of the Knights shows a new direction for Louis Vuitton high jewellery yet still in tune with the Maison codes we have come to recognise from this Place Vendôme jeweller. Described as the ‘embodiment of determination and independence’, remarkable women from the past  through these jewels speak to the confident and successful Louis Vuitton woman of today.

It is quite a radical change in look for Louis Vuitton jewellery, but the pieces are still very much identifiable as jewellery and of course, we only use the very best gemstones. Louis Vuitton is a strong brand, so it needs a strong look.

Francesca Amfitheatrof

Comprising three series, Le Royaume, La Cavalière and La Reine, the Riders of the Knights collection brilliantly expresses the maison’s extraordinary vision. In Le Royaume, the refined and architectural lines of a medieval fortress provide the aesthetic cues – think portcullises, chains and drawbridges. La Cavalière and La Reine explore the myths and legends of amulets and weaponry, and the aura of sovereign power. The colours are opulent and majestic and the forms weighty, imposing and loaded with symbolism. Strong rhythms are forged in bold outsized links that are seamlessly set with diamonds and the most precious of gemstones in rich, deep colours.

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The Riders of the Night Le Royaume necklace is shaped like a gorget, or chain mail throat-protector, worn by knights in battle. The fine mesh is highly flexible and is set with 1,600 diamonds and sapphires and a 19.31 carat royal blue sapphire.

 

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Louis Vuitton Riders of the Knights Le Royaume diamond and sapphire earrings and ring are part of the Initial collection, the Le Royaume diamond and sapphire earrings are reminiscent of a stone tower and suggest strength and protection.

 

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Aquamarines of an exceptional colour associated with the Santa Maria mine are et in the Riders of the Knight La Reine rings, each decorated with symbols of mediëval heraldy such as the Fleur de Lys, coronets and even a little dagger. 

 

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The Riders of the Night La Reine necklace is set with nine exceptional Santa Maria-like aquamarines with a combined weight of 153 carats. Each stone is in a deep bezel setting adding a sense of authority to the jewel. 

One of the most impressive jewels is the Le Royaume necklace shaped like a gorget, or chain mail throat-protector, as worn by knights in battle. The fine mesh is highly flexible and set with 1,600 diamonds and sapphires and a 19.31 carat velvety royal blue sapphire. Regal and potent, the sapphires symbolise purity and protection. Woven into the necklace are yet more references to a medieval fortress: the links of the mesh are shaped to resemble the latticed grille of a portcullis complete with spiked ends and a chunky chain – as you would find on a drawbridge – runs around the bottom of the necklace.

The La Cavalière suite features deep red spinels that symbolise ardour and courage. The spinels are protected by diamond-set links that bring to mind a medieval belt clasp. Showcasing Louis Vuitton’s ability to source the most unusual and exceptional stones, the La Reine necklace is set with nine Santa Maria-like aquamarines with a combined weight of 153 carats. Dazzling and imposing, it speaks of dynastic might and boundless wealth.

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Spinels, that symbolise ardour and courage, shine out against the diamonds in the Riders of the Knight La Cavalière bracelet and earrings made up of bold links that bring to mind a medieval belt clasp.

 

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Treading a fine line between masculinity and adornment, the diamond and emerald ring is majestic in its bold contrast of the richly coloured emerald and the simplicity of white diamonds and onyx

 

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This diamond, emerald and sapphire ring from Louis Vuitton’s Riders of the Knights high jewellery collection has the shape of a signet ring and could equally worn by a man.

 

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The Riders of the Knight lapis lazuli, diamond and emerald bracelet is an intriguing combination of might and delicateness that exudes a talismanic quality.

A rounded disc of rich blue lapis lazuli the size of a fist is set with a deep green emerald. Suspended from a triple chain of diamonds and sapphires, the talisman-like necklace exudes sovereign power. A sapphire, emerald and diamond ring could equally be worn by a man thanks its robust signet-ring shape and simple gem-setting.

The Louis Vuitton Riders of the Knights collection will later be expanded with fifty more pieces, always inspired by the codes of chivalry, coats of arms and medieval architecture.

Come into the wonderful world of Louis Vuitton.

 

 

 

 

Louis Vuitton Tambour Spin Time Air Watch Collection

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French Maison Louis Vuitton unveils the spectacular Tambour Spin Time Air Collection, boasting an innovative system of rotating cubes set within a transparent face.

As playful as it is technical, the unrivaled, innovative Spin Time concept provides a fun way of reading the time thanks to an exclusive and patented caliber developed a decade ago. Instead of a central hand, these watches use twelve rotating cubes to display the hours. Every 60 minutes, the corresponding cube spins to reveal the next hour, while the previous hour simultaneously rotates to hide its numeral. This year, the master watchmakers at La Fabrique du Temps Louis Vuitton have further evolved the unique self-winding movement to be more even more ethereal, in that the cubes displaying the hour appear to float in mid-air. These cubes have become veritable satellites, suspended between the caliber and the case, whose hidden sides can be seen through the transparent back along with the oscillating weight.

Each of the seven new Tambour Spin Time Air watches is housed in a white gold case, available with a variety of central pattern in gemstones settings, while the cubes themselves are set with diamonds or colored stones, lacquered or satin-brushed.

 

More about the amazing Louis Vuitton Tambour Spin Time Air Watch Collection, soon here on Yakymour……  Come into the wonderful world of Louis Vuitton.

 

 

 

 

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.