Louis Vuitton Fall 2014–Marking his first collection at the helm of Louis Vuitton, artistic director Nicolas Ghesquière, made his vision for the brand known with a sleek and contemporary collection for fall-winter 2014. His predecessor Marc Jacobs was known for featuring elaborate sets to go along with his designs–models on carousels, models on escalators or an Orient Express inspired train, but Ghesquière kept the setting simple at the Louvre’s Cour Carrée venue with no decoration save for industrial blinds which were opened to flood sunshine on the runway.
Could this mean a new day at Louis Vuitton? Yes it does. The silhouette this season features high-waisted short A-line skirts paired with long-sleeve or sleeveless tops in futuristic, optical prints. In glossy or matte finishes, there is something quite modern about the look in shades of burgundy, mustard, brown and cerulean. The Louis Vuitton woman’s accessory of choice is a small and diminutive bag shaped like a mini luggage trunk and monogrammed with the LV logo–connecting Ghesquière’s modern eye to the brand’s heritage.
Vuitton Goes to South Africa–Launching a new campaign titled the “Spirit of Travel”, Louis Vuitton features wild animals alongside high fashion with these advertisements shot by Peter Lindbergh of 2b Management. British models Karen Elson and Edie Campbell (who also appears in Louis Vuitton’s spring ads) pose in South Africa for a series of sunny images. Carine Roitfeld styled the campaign images which were not manipulated by the way–Karen and Edie interacted with each of the animals shown in the advertisements.
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Show Time–Landing a new cover, Karlie Kloss poses for the March and 9th anniversary issue of W Korea. The American beauty models a feathered and beaded look from Louis Vuitton’s spring-summer 2014 collection. Completing the showgirl glam look, Karlie wears a feathered headpiece with a red and sheared hairstyle. To see more Karlie, check out her recent candids with Candice Swanepoel for Victoria’s Secret.
Vuitton Spring, Take 2 – Following up the initial preview posted earlier today, here are more images from Louis Vuitton’s spring 2014 campaign, the final advertisements from Marc Jacobs. Accordingly, Jacobs tapped his favorite muses including models Gisele Bundchen, Caroline de Maigret and Edie Campbell, director Sofia Coppola, actresses Fan Bingbing and Catherine Deneueve. Steven Meisel captured the women in New York with a focus on the Noé bag and luggage.
A Moody Spring – Marking Marc Jacobs’ final campaign for Louis Vuitton, the spring 2014 season features six of his muses including Catherine Deneuve, Sofia Coppola, Gisele Bündchen, Fan Bingbing, Caroline de Maigret and Edie Campbell (Deneuve, Coppola and de Maigret images are the first to be released), reports WWD. Steven Meisel captured the women in New York for a series of evocative images. The black, feathered looks from the spring runway show are highlighted in the campaign.
Throwback Vuitton – Luxury brand Louis Vuitton has a long history of featuring celebrities in its campaigns, and one of its most memorable collaborations is its fall 2007 advertisements featuring actress Scarlett Johansson. The blonde bombshell evokes retro glamour in images photographed by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott. Fast forward to today and Louis Vuitton’s most recent celebrity campaign stars Michelle Williams for its leather handbag range.
Portrait of Louis Vuitton Artistic Director Nicolas Ghesquière / Photo by Karim Sadli
Ghesquière at Vuitton – Following months of rumors and Marc Jacobs’ departure from Louis Vuitton in October, Nicolas Ghesquière has been confirmed as the new artistic director of the French luxury brand. The news was announced on Vuitton’s Facebook page. The French designer previously worked as the creative director of Balenciaga and departed in 2012. Ghesquière’s first collection for the brand will be shown in March 2014 during Paris Fashion Week.
Vuitton Voyage – Introducing part two of Louis Vuitton’s “L’Invitation Au Voyage” campaign starring Arizona Muse and rock royalty David Bowie. The images were photographed by David Sims and feature Arizona taking off from an air balloon outside The Louvre in Paris to Venice, Italy where she encounters Bowie. Check out a trailer of the tv spot below courtesy of Vogue UK, but look out for the full film on November 7th.
My Heart’s in the Highlands – The November issue of SnC Magazine highlights the fall-winter collection of Louis Vuitton in a rustic fashion feature. Photographed by Nikolay Biryukov and styled by Baryshnikov Mikael, model Lucie von Alten heads to the Scottish countryside wearing the luxe coats and lingerie-inspired dresses from the fashion label. Beauty artist Marina Keri makes sure Lucie’s hair and makeup looks perfectly glam in the outdoor shots.
LV and Marc – The last show of Louis Vuitton under Marc Jacobs was shown on Wednesday during the final day of Paris Fashion Week spring/summer 2014. After sixteen years as creative director of the brand, Marc’s vision for the luxury label has been ever changing. Check out our list of Marc’s top runway shows and campaigns for Louis Vuitton throughout the years!