Sun, sand and sports: Louis Vuitton debuted their 2017 Cruise Collection in Rio de Janeiro

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After Chanel’s historic cruise show in Cuba, Louis Vuitton chose the vibrant and colorful nation of Brazil to host their own Cruise 2017 show. Rio de Janeiro’s Niteroi Contemporary Art Museum was the venue where the who’s who of the fashion world descended including LV’s A-List faces Alicia Vikander and Jaden Smith as well as a slew of celebs including Catherine Deneuve, Zendaya, Alessandra Ambrosio and Isabeli Fontana.

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The museum stands on the edge of a cliff and offers a stunning backdrop of blue waters with rugged mountains in the distance.

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The building’s winding red ramp doubled as the catwalk where models flaunted sporty and colorful designs.

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From the fabrics chosen to the silhouettes, there was a definite athleisure vibe to the collection.

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Color was another keyword, with contrasting hues placed side by side for maximum impact.

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The splashy prints were inspired by Brazil’s favorite sport: soccer.

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Ruffles and frills also made a comeback with this collection, placed at the hip and bust of otherwise simple shift style dresses.

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One accessories front, there were few heeled shoes to be seen, they had been replaced by chunky laced up flip flops in stark white and black.

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Louis Vuitton’s favorite bag the trunk, was reimagined as a boom box, paired with pointy toed shoes.

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We also loved this glossy black nod to good old backpacks.

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Zendaya, Jayden Smith and Catheine Deneuve were among the guests.

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Speaking about the location and collection, Nicolas Ghesquière stated,“I so admire the power of Oscar Niemeyer’s conviction. His vision, his radicality, his utopia even. Being able to show a fashion collection in such an architecturally powerful space is a sensorial experience. In Rio de Janeiro, what I saw most of all was movement and an explosive energy that lives somewhere between modernism and tropicality. I was fascinated by the constant duality between nature and urbanism and the pictorial explosion it creates. For me, the main question was how to incorporate into my collection all these elements that are part of Brazilian culture, without forgetting that I am just a visitor who brings his own Parisian and French cultural references to the moment.”

Looks like this year’s cruise collections will take us on a tour of the world, and we can’t wait to see the next destination!

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Louis Vuitton’s Resort 2017 Show in Rio de Janeiro

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It has been quite a long time now since we came to the understanding that the revelation of cruise collections is veering to a completely new direction, namely, packing up all things, flocking up a batch of prominent fashion figures or just faithful friends and leaving the motherland for some remote cruise-worthy venue. Combining good relaxation moments and resort collection revelation event is so much inspiring, after all. Just in time when buzzes, lauds or maybe critiques around Chanel’s resort 2017 collection in Cuba have tailed away, Louis Vuittoncomes to the fore under the tutelage of experiment-lover designer Nicolas Ghesquiere to unveil its resort 2017 show in just another Latin American city, Rio de Janeiro.

Louis Vuitton’s Resort 2017 Show in Rio de Janeiro

May 29, 2016 saw the Niteròi Contemporary Art Museummorphed into that very place to host the huge Louis Vuitton team, reportedly comprising more than 300 people, among them being models, hair and makeup artists, seamstresses, public relations types, while the locale and international guests added up to 514. Alicia Vikander, Jaden Smith and Catherine Deneuve were surely in attendance and among front rowers as the brand’s great muses, while Alessandra Ambrosio took the charge of Snapchatting for the brand.

The starting point for models was the amazing amorphous building of Niteròi Contemporary Art Museum, through the red whirlwind ramps of which they were walking down to be greeted in the patio by the guests seated on iridescent stools, all arranged in the same Niteròi-style whirlwind structure. With the azure waters of Guanabara Bay and the rocky surface of Sugarloaf Mountain coming to the view, the guests were sure to feel with every fiber of their beings the free-spirited, terrae filius and athletic character of Louis Vuitton’s resort 2017 collection.

Actually, their contact with Mother Nature of Rio de Janeiro had started since early Thursday and those two days were bastante to take a helicopter ride around the city center, to trip to Corcovado and be blessed by Cristo Redentor and even to take paddleboard lessons.

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Louis Vuitton’s Resort 2017 Show in Rio de Janeiro

And then on the third day, time was ripe to go in touch with sports as well, since it was the theme of Louis Vuitton’s resort 2017 collection as a tribute to the upcoming 2016 Summer Olympics, due to take place in Rio de Janeiro from 5 to 21 August, 2016. From the very first look of the show we could catch the whole ease of athleisure spirit with a series of scuba-diving-style suits exposing vivacious colorblocks and some pretty deconstructed parts on the sleeves, at the waistlines or on the belly parts and paired either with pointed-toe shoes or out-and-out resort-ready thong sandals.

There were also some red racer pants with black side stripes, windbreaker parkas, a couple of basketball shorts, some parachute dresses and those marvelous air blue ruffled mini dresses covered with futebol prints inspired by the illustrations of Brazilian artist Aldemir Martins. We could also notice a soupçon of black and white check prints either on the hems of a scuba skirt suit or on a knitted sweater, obviously driving at the discussion that chess would have been included in the Olympics as well by 2020.

The flirty ruffles were being delivered in droves mainly on super mini dresses, either at the hems or on the bibs, thus triumphantly marrying athleisure with hot Brazilian Carnival spirit. But when French elegance came to the mixture, it was a scene worth to be imprinted in memories for a long time.

Louis Vuitton’s Resort 2017 Show in Rio de Janeiro

Louis Vuitton’s Resort 2017 Show in Rio de Janeiro

“I never forget that I’m a foreigner, so I’ve also brought Paris here,” said Nicolas about the collection, “I think what defines our time is that women want to look sophisticated and they want casual sports clothes—those are the two big obsessions.”

The French spirit arrived under the guise of black polished pantsuits and skirt suits with statement crystal buttons aligned down the blazers, while those sparkling silver skinny scarves wrapped around the necks were really some pumpkins – kind of a scarf and a jewelry piece, two rolled into one. But sparkles and glitters did not end there, continuing their way onto a couple of effortless blouses as well that were so Frenchly worn over floral ruffled dresses.

As the true king of leather, Louis Vuitton’s resort 2017 chow was all the while playing with leather at times combined with suede, starting from a series of outerwear pieces to those belly baring ruffled dresses to a couple of amazing olive green and navy blue cutout minis promising to captivate many ladies out there. As for the bags, which are truly the brand’s security blanket, the styles were aplenty whether we had a yen for the cult-classic Speedy or the Twist or were enthusiastic to embrace a spanking new Pliage style or else in high spirits to carry that boombox bag that reportedly can really play music via Bluetooth technology. And who knows, maybe the finale samba performance was held to the Latin chords coming out of the very Louis Vuitton boombox?

Louis Vuitton’s Resort 2017 Show in Rio de Janeiro

Louis Vuitton’s Resort 2017 Show in Rio de Janeiro

Louis Vuitton’s Resort 2017 Show in Rio de Janeiro

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Louis Vuitton Early Bird and Night Bird Collection

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Introducing the Louis Vuitton Early Bird and Night Bird Collection. This limited edition collection is Louis Vuitton’s newest offerings for Spring/Summer 2016. The collection features bird pattern such as owl, parrot and tropical birds on small leather goods, as well as iconic bags like Twist and Petite Malle.

Style & Price

Style

US Price

Euro Price

Louis Vuitton Night Bird Bag Charm and Key Holder $320.00 (USD) €225.00
Louis Vuitton Parrot Early Bird Bag Charm and Key Holder $290.00 (USD) €195.00
Louis Vuitton Owl Zippy Coin Purse $505.00 (USD) TBD
Louis Vuitton Tropical Birds Zippy Coin Purse $505.00 (USD) TBD
Louis Vuitton Owl Zippy Wallet $1,110.00 (USD) €750.00
Louis Vuitton Parrot Zippy Wallet $1,110.00 (USD) €750.00
Louis Vuitton Tropical Birds Epi Twist Wallet $1,270.00 (USD) €900.00
Louis Vuitton Parrot Card Holder $290.00 (USD) TBD
Louis Vuitton Parrot Twist Chain Wallet $1,840.00 (USD) €1,250.00
Louis Vuitton Owl Twist Chain Wallet $2,060.00 (USD) €1,400.00

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Louis Vuitton Pre-Fall 2016 Spirit Of Travel Campaign Stars Léa Seydoux

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French actress Léa Seydoux stars in Louis Vuitton’s latest Spirit of Travel Campaign for Pre-Fall 2016. The newest Bond girl in “Spectre”, was photographed at Cuadra San Cristóbal in Mexico. Louis Vuitton hired Patrick Demarchelier to shoot the colorful campaign, wherein Léa was shot in pink and purple walls of the ranch. The campaign features the brand’s Pre-Fall 2016 Collection including their latest handbags such as the Capucines and Steamer tote bags.

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Love It or Leave It: Louis Vuitton Twist MM with Braid Work Detail

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When I first started PurseBlog, I was super into Louis Vuitton. I remember getting my name on the list and securing a few sought after bags, including the Watercolor Speedy (which was only $1,270 when I bought it in 2008!). I didn’t fall out of love with Louis Vuitton, I just moved on a bit. I got hooked on Hermès then went through a major Céline addiction as well. But lately I’ve been drawn back to Louis Vuitton and I’ve been eying the Twist.

As with many other popular bags from the brand, the Louis Vuitton Twist comes in a variety of different options. One of the newest versions of the Louis Vuitton Twist MM caught my eye with the braid work on the bottom corners that is reminiscent of baseball stitching.

Along with the braid work, the bag features lambskin leather, Epi leather, the now iconic LV Twist lock, and a double-strap chain to carry. The dimensions of the MM are 9.1 x 7.1 x 3.1 inches. If you give the bag a closer look, you can see where the grained Epi leather meets the smooth Epi leather which is separated by braiding. The interior is lined in microfiber with leather trim and features an inside compartment and flat pocket for a pull out mirror.

While I do think the next LV bag I’ll purchase will be some version of the Twist, I don’t know that this is the Twist bag for me. What do you think, love it or leave it? 

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Louis Vuitton Tropical Journey Collection For Summer 2016

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Introducing the Louis Vuitton Tropical Journey Collection. This limited edition collection is part of the brand’sSpring/Summer 2016 Collection. It features three new colorful prints. These three prints are the Monogram Jungle(also known as Palm Dots) which features palm trees and oasis that comes in two color combinations – Palm Sugar Pin/Coquelicot and Palm Poppy/Denim; Monogram Vernis Jungle – made of Monogram Vernis with animal inspired dots in vibrant colors and Monogram Bay which is the Monogram Canvas with the Chain Flower Print and comes in Poppy/Rose Ballerine color.

The collection includes Louis Vuitton’s signature handbags such as Neverfull, Speedy and Keepall bags. Also included in the collection are wallets and small leather goods, shoes, as well as, travel accessories like Cosmetic Pouch and Toiletry Pouch.

** Prices will be updated as soon as it becomes available.

Style & Price

Style

Price

Louis Vuitton Monogram Jungle Neverfull MM Bag $1,750.00 (USD)
Louis Vuitton Monogram Jungle Speedy 30 Bag $1,370.00 (USD)
Louis Vuitton Monogram Jungle Backpack PM Bag $2,050.00 (USD)
Louis Vuitton Monogram Jungle Keepall Bandouliere Bag TBD
Louis Vuitton Monogram Jungle Toiletry Pouch Bag TBD
Louis Vuitton Monogram Jungle Cosmetic Pouch Bag TBD
Louis Vuitton Monogram Vernis Jungle Alma BB Bag $2,120.00 (USD)
Louis Vuitton Monogram Bay Neverfull MM Bag $1,750.00 (USD)
Louis Vuitton Monogram Bay Speedy 30 Bag $1,370.00 (USD)

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