LVMH just announced the very sad news that their designer and close friend Virgil Abloh has passed away, on Sunday, November 28th, of cancer, which he had been battling privately for several years.
We are all shocked after this terrible news. Virgil was not only a genius designer, a visionary, he was also a man with a beautiful soul and great wisdom. The LVMH family joins me in this moment of great sorrow, and we are all thinking of his loved ones after the passing of their husband, their father, their brother or their friend.
Yakymour would like to express its deepest condolences to Virgil Abloh’s family and loved ones in this moment of sorrow.
Harmonious tempos. For Spring-Summer 2022, French Maison Louis Vuitton introduces a selection of bags that include both reinterpretations of icons and new models. Watch Nicolas Ghesquière present his latest collection live at 7 pm (CEST) on Louis Vuitton.com
Louis Vuitton accessories are available at Louis Vuitton boutiques worldwide. Come into the beautiful world of Louis Vuitton.
French Maison Louis Vuitton comes to Lima. The Maison’s first-ever boutique in Peru is now open at Jockey Plaza. Clients can explore the latest collections, including leather goods, accessories, shoes, fragrances and much more.
Les Parfums Louis Vuitton, a journey dedicated to men, delving into the heart of their instincts for freedom and their pioneering sensibility. Master Perfumer Jacques Cavallier Belletrud has created exceptional fragrances that pay homage to the adventurer on a quest for self-revelation. These singular compositions capture breathtaking discoveries and evoke a masculine energy right on the skin’s surface, without clichés or caricatures.
Five years in the making. For his latest men’s fragrance, Louis Vuitton’s Master Perfumer Jacques Cavallier Belletrud creates an unprecedented attraction between sensual amber and majestic black tea.
French Maison Louis Vuitton launched a new fragrance in their masculine line of Les Parfums Louis Vuitton. A collection which is designed to inspire feelings similar to those we have about travel: the desire for adventure and escape from the mundane. The new fragrance ‘Imagination’ tries to evokes the atmosphere the beauty of the Italian landscape that wakes up in the early morning hours.
Like earlier editions, Imagination was created by the Maison’s in-house perfumer, Jacques Cavallier Belletrud. He created this fragrance in his studio, Les Fontaines Parfumées, in Grasse. The master-perfumer wanted to reinterpret the beauty of the amber note in a new way, free from nostalgia.
He used the ambrox molecule in combination with citrus fruits from Italy, such as Calabrian bergamot and Sicilian orange. Spices are added, such as ginger from Nigeria and cinnamon from Ceylon, extracted with CO2. The spirit of a journey is captured by a note of black tea from China, also Co2 extracted.
Louis Vuitton Imagination is available as 100 and 200 ml Eau de Parfum, as well as in travel size format at Louis Vuitton Boutiques and selected stores worldwide. Come into the beautiful world of Louis Vuitton.
Created just for the Middle East, Louis Vuitton’s new fragrance, Pur Oud, pays homage to the region’s iconic woody note. “The finest raw materials are perfumes in their own right”, says Jacques Cavallier Belletrud , master perfumer for the French Maison, and the mind behind the Maison’s latest fragrance. The perfume is, as its name suggests, composed almost entirely of natural Oud essence, making it exceptional in the world of perfumery.
Following the release of Ombre Nomad, Les Sables Roses and Nuit de Feu, Louis Vuitton’s Oud fragrance collection continues to honour once again the culture of smell in the Middle East by offering a fragrance for the region’s most emblematic ingredient: Oud. The fact that the new scent is almost only made out of Assam Oud makes it perfect for layering, especially with Ombre Nomad.
Inspired by the Middle Eastern traditions of applying perfume and the culture of Oud, wonders of the world in its purest, truest and most luxurious images. Pure Oud perfume for fans of ‘Wood of the Gods’ the opportunity to appreciate one of the most beautiful wonders of the world in its purest, truest and most luxurious images. Louis Vuitton and Belletrud finally set upon an essence of Assam oud, produced by a family, who ‘maintains a sustainable forest, farmed ethically’.
I wanted to create something exceptional, that smells like a luxury. I was amazed by the way women and men practice layering in the Middle East, mixing and applying their very personal oud preparation. I wanted to offer an oud signature from Louis Vuitton, which is why I’ve invited the Middle Eastern style of perfumery into the Louis Vuitton flacon.
Jacques Cavallier Belletrud, Louis Vuitton -inhouse- master perfumer
It is said that it is the scent of paradise and its meaning in Arabic ‘wood’ Oud is an absolute component of any raw material that has great depth and multiple aspects, as if it contains all other aspects, it is a treasure of nature it is the precious ‘black gold’ to the extent that the finest in its purity is reserved for an exclusive elite of people. The Oud contains countless distinctive ingredients where it offers its fans a completely unique experience, in its complex components and richness of symbolism and global resonance the oud is a journey in itself, smuggled through time and space, a gateway to the absolute world.
To present the purest expression of oud by simplifying one of the most beautiful fragrances in the world is the essence of pure oud, to highlight the raw beauty of this rare ingredient, Jacques Cavallier Belletrud created a near-contradictory encounter between the dreary character of the Oud focused on 10% of the composition and luminous softness of two types of white musk, ambrettolide and helvetolide. A gentle and slightly fruity helveled, and a delicate cotton empreted. The Oud weaves into an ornate cocoon that encapsulates and supports it without strangulation, and emerges from it strong wooden puffs and reveals the richness of its animal reflections.
It is important to note that the agar trees used to create oud have been declared a potentially threatened species by CITES, making the harvesting of oud for fragrances potentially environmentally damaging. To ensure they are maintaining the least harmful production practices possible, Vuitton is working with a family-run team of producers in Bangladesh, who have cultivated oud for the past 200 years.
Pure Oud is available in the French Maison’s iconic perfume flacon, but this time in stained black glass. Pure, dense and deep to the point that, paradoxically, it reveals a stunning reflection of light, such as the fragrance it carries.
Louis Vuitton Pur Oud is available as 100ml Eau de Parfum. A limited and rare fragrance (there are only 2,000 flacons available), and it’s the most expensive of the Louis Vuitton line-up (each flacon comes in at €1,200). It’s available exclusive to the Middle East countries at Louis Vuitton boutiques. Come into the beautiful world of Louis Vuitton.
The Espace Louis Vuitton Beijing presents an exhibition dedicated to selected works by Alberto Giacometti from the Fondation Louis Vuitton’s Collection.
Born in Switzerland in 1901, Alberto Giacometti moved to Paris in 1922 where he stayed until his death in 1966. Despite the almost instant recognition of his work, Giacometti quickly turned away from the surreal objects that brought him recognition in the 1920s, to focus on the model. As the bodies he sculpted became thinner, and with a sense of lingering failure over his inability to reproduce his models as he perceived them, he achieved extreme simplification of the forms, reducing them to the essential lines of their precarious existence.
This exclusive display gathers eight key masterpieces of Giacometti’s oeuvre, that belong to the Collection: Tête sur tige [Head on a rod] (1947), Trois hommes qui marchent [Three men walking] (1948), Homme qui chavire [Man who capsizes] (1950), Femme de Venise III [Woman of Venice III] (1956), Grande Femme II [Tall Woman II] (1960) and Têtes d’homme [Heads of a man] (Lotar I), (Lotar II) and (Lotar III) (1964-65). These selected works pay tribute to the virtuosity of this iconic Swiss artist. Photo credits: Fondation Louis Vuitton/Marc Domage.
Espace Louis Vuitton Beijing China World Shopping Mall South Zone W. Bldg. 1 Jianguomenwai Ave. Beijing, China Open from April 4th – September 26th, 2021
French Maison Louis Vuitton opens the second Le Café V in the Ginza Namiki store, following the debut of its first opening at the Maison Osaka Midosuji.
Focusing on a finessed service within a sophisticated setting, celebrated chef Yosuke Suga invites clients with his innovative sweet and savory creations, favoring ingredients sourced from across Japan. Located on the 7th and top floor of the Ginza Namiki store, Le Café V offers an artistic, yet warm atmosphere, layered with design elements that blend traditional and contemporary organic inspirations. Louis Vuitton Objets Nomades from the Campana Brothers, Marcel Wanders and Barber & Osgerby highlight the immersive experience.
Additionally, Louis Vuitton’s first in-house chocolates will also be making their debut at the store at the end of April.
Louis Vuitton Ginza Namikidori Store 7-6-1 Ginza, Chou-ku, Tokyo, Japan Opening Hours Monday-Sunday 11 am – 8 pm
French Maison Louis Vuitton announces the reopening of a newly designed store spanning seven floors in Tokyo’s Ginza district. Clients can shop the full men’s and women’s ready-to-wear and leather collections, jewelry, watches, Objets Nomades and City Guides as well as enjoy the new Le Café V by celebrated chef Yosuke Suga.
Louis Vuitton’s first in-house chocolates will also be making their debut at the store at the end of April
Since 1981, Louis Vuitton has occupied the same corner in Ginza. Aoki and Marina have transformed the location into a highly modern appearance that interprets the reflections of water as a material phenomenon. Those passing by are reminded of the smooth, undulating surface of water through the shimmering angles of the glass building.
Presenting an ambitious transformation of an existing location, the new store is reimagined as an aesthetic dialogue between virtuoso architects, Jun Aoki and Peter Marino, inspiring wonder both outside and within. Jun Aoki’s highly modern exterior interprets the reflections of water as a material phenomenon.
The façade’s outer panes curve and ripple, creating a three-dimensional effect that is enhanced by a dichroic film that produces endless color variations. Inside, Peter Marino’s design emphasizes the building’s organic aesthetic with a central staircase of sculptured oak bordered by glass. Shifting through different expressive tonalities, color acts an uplifting and inspiring theme that takes many forms.
From the acidic hues of Pierre Paulin and Stefan Leo furniture to a four-story feature wall showcasing a reinterpretation of Kimiko Fujimura’s painting, Wave Blue Line, color infuses the store with vibrancy. The store will present the full women’s and men’s ready-to-wear and leather collections, accessories, jewelry, watches, fragrances, iconic travel sets, Objets Nomades and Louis Vuitton City Guides.
In addition, the store will showcase exclusive pieces, including the Men’s LV Ollie sneaker embellished with pearls and the Boîte Pharmacie Monogram trunk designed in collaboration with kabuki actor, Ebizo. The store experience culminates on the top level in Le Café V, where celebrated chef Yosuke Suga collaborates for the second time with the Maison. Additionally, Louis Vuitton’s first in-house chocolates will also be making their debut at the store at the end of April.
Louis Vuitton Ginza Namikidori Store 7-6-1 Ginza, Chou-ku, Tokyo, Japan Opening Hours Monday-Sunday 11 am – 8 pm
Especially for our readers from Hong Kong: French Maison Louis Vuitton announces the opening of online shopping for clients located in Hong Kong. Shop from a selection of Louis Vuitton collections, including ready-to-wear for men and women, small leather goods and more. Clients can also enjoy hot-stamping, engraving services and complimentary same day shipping or Click and Collect at select stores.