Louis Vuitton Spring/Summer 2016 Collection – Paris Fashion Week

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Louis Vuitton, one of the most ancient brands in the fashion world, the history of which traces back to the early 1854 and which has survived three centuries in a row, seems to imitate Benjamin Button, living its life back to front, annually growing younger and younger. Actually, in recent years the credit for the brand’s fresh and breezy atmosphere goes largely to one of the most talented and ingenious fashion designers of this generation, Nicolas Ghesquiere, who has gained great respect thanks to his experimental soul and his innate avant-garde style. Today in the morning he once again sincerely opened the door of his warm soul to large masses at the Fondation Louis Vuitton presenting the futuristic and digital Louis Vuitton spring/summer 2016 collection, which was evidently worth the finale day of Paris Fashion Week spring 2016.

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The digital design of the runway with video screens took us to a place where everything was made of blocks; there was an obvious reference to the popular video game Minecraft but accompanied by an impressive psychological session that was stating to build your own life yourself since your only limit was your imagination, day and night, shine and rain. Those were definitely the very thoughts that had led Nicolas Ghesquiere to build his own castle at Louis Vuitton atelier and transmit to us his utmost fortitude and moral strength by means of his rough and vigorous pieces.

The models were being forwarded down the runway as if realistic warriors, who were relying on their heavy and strong ensembles against the cruel enemies. The leather and heavy chains were predominating in the collection being the best materials to use as a symbol of power and energy. Evidently there were some androgynous elements embracing the entire Louis Vuitton spring 2016 collection, but Ghesquiere, however, had not ignored that he was dealing with fragile and tender ladies. That is why next to some roughly-tailored leather jackets and vests there were also loose-fitting ankle-skimming frocks showcased, decorated with beads in the form of some leaves, branches and flowers.

The show opened a pink leather biker jacket with a black rough belt at the bottom, which was paired with a black studded skirt. The festival of leather jackets and vests with various designs among them the most impressive being cutting-edge Louis Vuitton monogrammed ones continued till the end of the show. There were also happening some leather trenches that could easily turn into cool front-zip mini dresses.

Louis Vuitton Spring/Summer 2016 Collection

Louis Vuitton Spring/Summer 2016 Collection

Louis Vuitton Spring/Summer 2016 Collection

Louis Vuitton Spring/Summer 2016 Collection

The designer’s favorite Liya Kebede was looking breathtaking with a zip close colorblock leather jacket, one sleeve of which was featuring Louis Vuitton popular monogram, the second one – red-white pinstripes, the black top part being effectively matched with electric blue bottom. We hadn’t yet enjoyed those large fan style crop tops combined with leather shorts when the designer revealed his experimental soul on a range of surf trousers and pantsuits, some of which were carrying astronomical images. But those were patchwork trousers of silver-black-blue-yellow or grey-black-green-blue colorblocks with zip-front design at the bottoms that provoked us to daydream about the warm seasons.

All-white pout skirts and white shirts decorated with frills at the sleeves and at the neck were fetching some poetic vibes into the collection. Mesh tops having side slits, crescent design at the chest and fringes at the hems seemed to serve as armor for fragile women while a couple of beaded mini dresses with wrinkled bottoms were mimicking realistic mirrors that were to reflect any act of courage.

The king of suitcases and handbags was certainly expected to bring forth brand new samples. Drawstring backpacks with tassels swinging at one side, chain-handled totes sometimes with rumpled surface as well as micro-sized trunks are claiming to become the ideal nests for our personal things. And what should our tender feet expect from Louis Vuitton this spring to come? Creeper sandals styled with heavy chains and androgynous shoes with exposed white stitches are to hotfoot the city streets when the sun starts spreading its warm rays.

This is wonderful life, this is your life, so band those Louise Vuitton leather straps around your hands and struggle, struggle till the end!

Louis Vuitton Spring/Summer 2016 Collection

Louis Vuitton Spring/Summer 2016 Collection

Louis Vuitton Spring/Summer 2016 Collection

Louis Vuitton Spring/Summer 2016 Collection

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Louis Vuitton Epi St Jacques

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louis_vuitton_epi-st-jacques-magnoliaThere are bags you buy for yourself and there are bags you buy for your mother. TheEpi St Jacques, from Louis Vuitton, is one such latter bag. And fittingly, for those of you old enough to remember, the St Jacques isn’t exactly a new bag because in the 80s when Epi was at its peak within Louis Vuitton, there was already a St Jacques.

The new one is similar, albeit with a few changes. Gone is the top zip closure, as well as its unusually long shoulder handles. And while the old version had sides that finished on an edge, the new one has gently gusseted sides, allowing for that tad more when you have days with more to carry around.

Priced at SGD3200 (the price is rather Mum-friendly too, no?), the 38 cm by 27 cm shoulder tote now comes in a variety of beautiful shades, from a bright purplish pink (Pivoine) to a dusty pink that I adore called Magnolia (shown above). Then there’s a bright blue (Bleuet) as well as your standard Black and White.

Lightweight, functional and with enough curves to make any woman blush, this could be something you (I mean, your Mum) can love for a long time to come, especially with Epi’s legendary ridged leather grain that’s almost indestructible. In other words, it’s also Mummy-proof as well.

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COLETTE PARIS WILL HOST LOUIS VUITTON’S FIRST EVER MENSWEAR POP UP STORE

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Louis Vuitton has teamed up with Parisian retailer Colette for a pop up store. From June 22th to July 18th, LV will present their menswear fall 2015-2016 show collection on the upper floor of Colette’s premises. This will be Louis Vuitton’s first time presenting their menswear line at a locale other than their own stores.

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Louis Vuitton’s fall 15-16 collection was a tribute to the creations of Christopher Nemeth, the late English fashion designer and artist. Developed by Kim Jones, Artistic Director of Louis Vuitton men’s collections, the collection references the cord print and the “Harajuku”-spirit silhouette that inspired Nemeth’s work in Japan.
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The pop up store will also sell an exclusive item, the Twister tennis shoe that is covered in the cord print and is an eye catching sporty- luxe item with its pristine white and blue design.
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LOUIS VUITTON SAC PLAT ANIMAL PRINT SHEEPSKIN

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We’re giving you something fancy today, ladies! Presenting, the Louis Vuitton Sac Plat Animal Print Sheepskin, a furry addition to the brand’s growing line of fabulous designer pieces. This piece is a part of LV’s Fall 2015 collection, which was heavy with all the animal prints (not that we’re complaining!).

The bag’s exterior is made with lush, patterned sheepskin with glazed calf-leather trim. Its shape, which was introduced in the year 1968, makes it a winner in the functionality department since it can hold your essentials with ease. Nothing says mixing business with pleasure than a Sac Plat.

It even comes with a removable leather strap and double top-handles which allow you to wear it however you want. Inside, it has a flat pocket and zip pocket, which gives you more room to organize.

Measuring 14.2” x 15” x 3.1” inches (L x H x W), you can get your very own Sac Plat Animal Print Sheepskin for $5000 USD or £2830 GBP

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Replica Handbag Review: Louis Vuitton Artsy MM

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The Louis Vuitton Artsy MM is a beautiful and very practical bag designed for assertive women. It has enough inside space that all your daily belongings can fit perfectly. It is spacious, sophisticated and chic so it is appropriate to any occasion and it can fit almost any outfit.

This bag has the same brown color monogram pattern and floral motifs on both sides. Exactly like all other LV models the monograms are very subtle, they have even spaces between them and they are placed in the exact same position. The leather this Louis Vuitton Artsy MM is made of is a very light and firm type with flat finish. It has a rigid texture but it feels smooth and delicate. This bag can stand by its own even if it is empty. Also we can talk about a particular shine of this leather that is only visible when there is a very bright light falling over it.

For the stitches of this Louis Vuitton Artsy MM there was used a much darker color especially for the threads to stand out. The handle is connected to the body of the bag with two gold rings that are embedded onto the leather and they are engraved with the LV sign; “VUITTON” on top, while “LOUIS” on the lower part of the ring. You can notice that the rings go through the flower monograms in both corners. To do this the monograms have to have the same position on all the sides of the bag. You need to pay a lot of attention of these kinds of details when you purchase a replica bag, especially a Louis Vuitton Artsy MM replica.

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The upper part of the body makes a natural fold that gives the bag a very nice and practical appearance. This bag only has one handle that is made from very sturdy leather that allows it to stay curved without having to adjust it in any way. This is its natural position. The shape it has is of a natural and ample arch. Attached on one of the rings of the handle there is a thin string that has the same color as the handle. Attached to this leather string there is a key chain charm that has a golden ring with “LOUIS VUITTON” stamped all over it and a golden hook that has the same stampings.

The bottom of the bag is very interesting, it has four gold buttons that are evenly spaced and connected between them with some dark stitching. This gives us the impression of a very large “X”. Of course this “X” is not created at random. It is feet to cut off the same corner of the same flower. The top studs come through the top corner of the flower, the bottom studs come through the lower corner of the flower and the “X” is intersecting in the center of the flower. You can also notice on the bottom of this bag that the monogram is not continuous; this is not an inaccuracy in the design of this replica bag. This also happens for the genuine Louis Vuitton Artsy MM.

The lining of this bag is made from smooth light brown suede that is also very delicate. At the interior of this bag we can find a zipper pocket and two open pockets. On the zipper pull is engraved with “Louis Vuitton” on both sides in an imaginary circle. The side of this Louis Vuitton Artsy MM has two tags. One of them is the main brown leather tag. It is embossed with circled “R”, then is the “LOUIS VUITTON” written on the first row and on the second one is the “PARIS” word. The stitching on the leather patch has a light beige color. You can notice the good quality of this replica bag because of the correct and clear stamping too. There are no bolded letters embossed on the tags. The second tag is not made of leather as we are used to, but from a textile fabric that says “LV” all around it in a circle. It also has two rows, one with “made in U.S.A” and another one with “of imported materials”. This second tag has a light brown color no visible stitches.

This Louis Vuitton Artsy MM is a nonconformist fashion accessory with a terrific design. I have to admit that this is one of the bags I will always recommend and if you are thinking of buying one for yourself there is nothing else I can say but congratulate you.

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How to Spot Fake Louis Vuitton Speedy

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As incredible as it may sound, spotting a fake Luis Vuitton bag is not an easy task. Nowadays, replica manufacturers have perfected their designs so well that it is almost impossible to differentiate a well-made fake from the original product. Still, there are some guidelines that one should follow when trying to assess the authenticity of an LV Speedy.

The most important thing is to know its parts. What type of lining should it have? Should it have feet or not? How should the base be? Is it a model with a d-ring inside? Where the d-ring should be positioned? What codes and markings should it have? Where? All these details matter and it will help you determine if the bag is original or not. So check out the Louis Vuitton website and gather all this information about the model you are interested in, also search the web for any relevant piece of information you may find about it and start comparing. Additionally, I will present below a series of general guidelines you will need to know about the Luis Vuitton Speedy.

I will start with the particularities of its lining. The insides of a Monogram Speedy bag are always a little bit tricky and here’s why. The original bag has a brown cotton canvas, but on replicas you will find many variations for this very simple and common brown cotton canvas lining. Do not be fooled by a brown suede lining. LV has never used this type of lining on its Speedy Monogram models, not even on the vintage ones. There is indeed a fabric called Alcantara that resembles a lot to suede, but it isn’t actually suede and its specific color is a grey mushroom color. It isn’t available in dark brown.  A Monogram Speedy must have a brown cotton canvas lining regardless of its manufacturing year. Any other kind of lining means it isn’t real.

 

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Even the stitching is important. Louis Vuitton is very careful about this very small detail. An original bag will have even and regular stitching. Similar locations on a bag should have an identical stitching pattern. For example, on a Speedy the leather tab where the handles attach onto the bag should have 5 identical and even stitches.

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The font used to write LOUIS VUITTON PARIS and the codes on the leather patches or tags is a very specific font. The use of a different looking one shows that the item is a fake. Original LV products have a very round “O”; the two letters “T” don’t touch in the word “VUITTON”; and the “N”, “A” and “V” are quite pointy. Regardless, where these words are stamped, these need to look clean and clear without any smudges or surfaces that have a lower legibility.

Literally, Louis Vuitton has put his name on every important part of its bags and the hardware is no exception. Any metal clasps, buttons, zippers, plates or locks will have a number or the Louis Vuitton name printed on it. Original bags use brass or gold metal, but low quality replicas have these parts made out of plastic with a layer of gold paint over it.

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If your bag says made in USA, Spain, Germany or Italy, this doesn’t mean that it’s a replica. Indeed, the origins of Louis Vuitton are in France, but for over 25 years it has also been manufacturing products in USA, Spain, Germany and Italy.

And last, but not least Louis Vuitton Speedy bags are very expensive products and everything about it needs to feel of very good quality. No part of such a purse is allowed to feel cheap or to be made from a plastic material. It must be made from high quality fabrics and to feel nice and refined. Consider all the above when you are assessing the authenticity of a bag or even when you are looking to buy a good quality replica Speedy and you simply can’t go wrong.

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