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The espadrille trend is just so in right now, especially that summer is just around the corner. Thankfully, Louis Vuitton is here to save us from fashion boo boos with its luxuriously fashionable Bidart Espadrilles.

Espadrilles are a favorite go-to summer must haves, as they are normally flat thus providing ease and comfort as you walk in and out of the beach. Aside from this, it also offers a complete casual look to complement your summer outfit whether it is your bikini, crop top and shorts combo, or your flowy dress.

And if ever you wonder, the flexible sole made of jute rope is what distinguishes espadrilles from all the other footwear out there. Now let’s go take a closer look at Louis Vuitton’s Bidart Espadrilles.

Beautifully and meticulously handcrafted in vibrant colors of suede calf leather, these summer essentials bear Louis Vuitton’s signature in cursive script on the side for prominent and easy brand recognition. The signature goes even as far as the inside – the top edges are stitching with Louis Vuitton logo all around it.

It boasts of hand-made espadrille construction (1 hour per pair) and of rubber outsole to complete the espadrilles look. A pair of the Bidart Espadrilles is priced $625 USD, €460 euro, £440 GBP, $5100 HKD, $880 AUD, ¥4850 CNY, $780 CAD via Louis Vuitton boutiques.






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Just like a dream come true, this Limited Edition Louis Vuitton Capucines BB Bag might be the perfect happily ever after for you. Stylish, fashionable, and sophisticated in all its aspects, this mini size of Capucines BB lends an exceptional pop of contrasting colors to your wardrobe styles from classic to bold and spunky.

If you’ll compare it with the previous Capucines Bag, this one stands out since it’s a much improved and luxurious version of it thanks to its exotic leather Python enveloping the handles, strap, as well as part of the LV signature clasp.

Now let’s get into the full-blown bag details. This Louis Vuitton limited edition bag is made from full-grain Taurillon leather mixed with python. The python truly adds another level of chic’ness to the overall look, the shine is notable on the details. More over, it has snap hook closure for easy access as well as 2 large compartments, 1 flat pocket, and 1 zipped pocket to keep your things in place.

Aside from these features, this beauty of a bag is all about functionality as well! It has a handle for arm or hand carry purposes, and a removable strap for shoulder or cross-body carry.

Measuring 10.6” x 8.3” x 3.9” (L x H x W) and is priced $5300 USD, €3600 euro, £3350 GBP, ¥599400 JPY, ¥40500 CNY via Louis Vuitton e-store and boutiques.












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We’ve previously featured the Louis Vuitton Pochette Louise Air V Quilted Bag and we’re doing another post because we believe it deserves some love and attention. So ladies, here’s another feature but this time we’re going to take a closer look at this beauty!

This latest LV bag features an airy V embossed finishing, reminding V of Vuitton. To achieve this illusion, smooth leather has been embossed witha thin foam backing, securing a light padded result. It might be easier said than done, and we are betting that it has undergone a rigorous process to produce such a beauty!

Now let’s move on to the more detailed look on this LV gem. It features an embossed calfskin leather, which is why it has a smooth luxurious feel to it. The tone-on-tone edge dyeing and golden color metallic pieces makes it all the more chic and stylish. On the other hand, the signature LV clasp in the middle gives it the right amount of fancy. The chain strap is also convenient to use since you can easily convert it from a clutch bag to a n elegant shoulder bag.

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Louis Vuitton Cruise 2017

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It’s pretty clear at one glance where the inspiration for these Louis Vuitton Cruise 2017 Petite Malle bags come from. Tropical hues, racing stripes, greens on gold, even those sequinned animal prints. Yes, set against the dynamic tropicality of Rio de Janeiro, these iconic beauties are given the collection’s mandatory flourishes. Definitely fun pieces to add to anyone’s bag wardrobe, the small Petite Malle perfectly encapsulates the legacy of a luxury trunk maker, and is perhaps the closest any of us will own a ‘trunk’ from Louis Vuitton.


If, however, you’re a ‘purist’ and prefer something that comes in the house’s classic monogram, well, here you go. Buffered with bright yellow rubber stubs for a twist that’s both fun and playful, the Petite Malle can be worn across the body (or over the shoulder) with the use of its additional sling, or handheld as a clutch, which is what I would do myself. No word yet on their exact prices (or when each style will hit Singapore’s Louis Vuitton boutiques) so do stay tuned for more updates.

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Oscar Niemeyer once said that the curves of his concrete building were intended to mimic “the curves that I find in the mountains of my country, in the sinuousness of its rivers, in the waves of the ocean, and on the body of the beloved woman.” So, Brazil and booty combined to inspire buildings like, say, the Niterói Contemporary Art Museum, used as the backdrop to Nicolas Ghesquiere’s 2017 Cruise show for Louis Vuitton. It’s the third time Ghesquiere has taken his audience on a jaunt across the world – and it feels more fitting for Vuitton than, possibly, any other brand. Louis Vuitton was, after all, founded as a trunk maker (Monsieur Louis Vuitton was also luggage packer to Empress Eugenie, as well as making the trunks) so wanderlust is key to Vuitton’s make-up.

So that’s why we were in Rio de Janeiro, watching girls from Ipanema (and America, and Australia, and Argentina in there case of opening model Mica Arganaraz) walk by. Brazil itself was the inspiration for Ghesquiere, following a trip around the country last year. A visit to the Sao Paulo museum of modern art surrendered works by key Brazilian artists commissioned in the sixties by the French company Rhodia in order to promote synthetic fabrics. France meeting Brazil – just what Vuitton wanted to do. “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,” said Ghesquiere, echoing the aim of the sixties synthetics co.

This show was about a fusing of superlative French craftsmanship with some of the hot colour (and hot bodies) so indigenous to Ipanema, and the surrounding city. “Here in Brazil, especially in Rio, the city and nature are really close to each other,” commented Ghesquiere backstage, dabbing a bit of perspiration off his forehead (he was wearing leather, like many of his models. “It’s really inspiring. I love urban clothes, clothes that wear in the city.” There was a sense of sports to these clothes – fitting for a city currently seized by Olympic hysteria, gearing up for the launch of the 2016 games in less than three months. The sports seemed watery, as waves crashed against the beach below Niemeyer’s museum and models unsalted in a serpentine, sea-swell-y circle out of the UFO-ish building and around an audience of five hundred appreciative press, celebrities and Brazilian clients eager to buy.

What will they be buying? Brief cut-out dresses – apparently layered two-by-two in the opening section, looking like neoprene but actually more practically constructed in stretch jersey. They’ll be buying billowing parks and knitted capes, and maybe short, ruched dresses or gathered tops strung through with drawstrings to pucker into peplums, above covetable skinny trousers and low-heeled boots. And, of course, they’ll be buying plenty of bags – combining bright bi-colour variations of Vuitton’s signature Epi leather with graphic Damier checks, layered and twisted like one of those Niemeyer buildings, albeit a handheld version. There was evena variation on a Petite Malle that wound up half-a-metre wide – call it a Maxi-Malle – tricked out as a modern Ghetto Blaster in acid hues of leather. “The boom-box!” declared Ghesquiere, laughing. “A simple homage to Brazil, how important music is to Brazil, tools that are making music, and movement,” he mused. “Plus, I grew up with a boom-box! And they are actually real boom-boxes,” he added.


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First seen on the Fall Winter 2016 Show, the Nicolas Ghesquière Voyage stickers is interpreted on Monogram canvas for City Bags, Small Leather Goods and Travel.

Tribute to exhibition “Volez Vogues Voyages” exhibition presented at the Grand Palais in Paris, the Voyage Stickers theme is inspired by Louis Vuitton inner story: Travel.


Stuck on the trunks of the elegant travellers as a memory of their passage in mythic hotels, these stickers used to symbolize the art of travelling with style and the cosmopolitanism of their owners.Nicolas Ghesquière has once again transposed this historic tradition into a playful and fashionable animation.

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Louis Vuitton Victorious in Yet Another Taiwanese Trademark Suit

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In the most recent case, Louis Vuitton, which is notoriously protective of its valuable intellectual property, filed a similar suit against 2R International Co., Ltd. for selling bags bearing its EPI trademark and ones that closely resembled its famous Noe and Neverfull styles. The Taiwan Intellectual Property Court upheld the validity of the fashion house’s EPI mark, despite a previously-issued ruling siding with 2R International. (Note: the EPI trademark, pictured above, consists of a textured leather characterised by interleaving ridges and valleys applied to the whole or predominant area of the surface of the product, with the ridges being of a darker shade and the valleys of a lighter shade, thus giving it an immediately recognizable two-tone effect). 

Prior to the case at hand, Louis Vuitton filed an unsuccessful criminal trademark infringement action against 2R International. In that case, the Prosecutor’s Office of the Shihlin District Court concluded that the allegedly infringing ripple design (the design that mirrors the Louis Vuitton EPI trademark) that appeared on the 2R International products was merely a product appearance design – as opposed to an infringing trademark use – and that Louis Vuitton had failed to present sufficient evidence showing that customers were likely to be confused by 2R’s use of the ripple design.

According to Belinda Lan of the Chen & Chen Law Office, “To safeguard its legitimate rights and combat against unlawful infringing activities, Louis Vuitton filed another civil action against 2R in Taiwan Intellectual Property Court claiming that 2R’s unauthorized use of Louis Vuitton’s EPI trademark has not only seriously damaged its legitimate right and weakened the identification of Louis Vuitton’s trademark but it has also damaged Louis Vuitton’s fame and reputation.” Louis Vuitton further argued that 2R’s actions resulted in trademark infringement in violation of Taiwan Trademark Law and Fair Trade Law. 

Despite 2R’s argument that customers would not be confused because its allegedly infringing activities centered on use of a product design and not a source indicating trademark, the Taiwan Intellectual Property Court ruled in Louis Vuitton’s favor. In its decision the court held that Louis Vuitton’s EPI pattern has been a famous trademark in China for decades thanks to the fashion house’s long term use and promotion of the specific EPI mark. The court found the ripple pattern of the 2R’s bags to be extremely similar to Louis Vuitton’s trademark-protected EPI pattern, and even though the bags at issue bore 2R labels, the court held that the products may still cause confusion among customers.

As such, the court ordered 2R to make a public apology to Louis Vuitton by way of a half page ad in the Economic Daily News, and to pay a hefty damages amount.

This ruling fits squarely within Louis Vuitton’s increased efforts to fight fakes. As of last year, LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, for instance, which owns Christian Dior, Givenchy, Loewe, Marc Jacobs, and Louis Vuitton, among others, stated that "[it has] taken extensive actions in China, Korea, Thailand and Italy, among other places" in the past several years in particular, to counter to sale and manufacture of infringing and counterfeit goods.

The group has also amped up its anti-counterfeiting efforts in Dubai, partnering with Dubai’s Department of Economic Development in an effort to curb the proliferation of counterfeit goods in Dubai and the greater United Arab Emirates. In 2015, the parties signed a memorandum of understanding to co-operate on protecting the Paris-based design house’s intellectual property rights and combatting counterfeiting both online and physical markets. Louis Vuitton is the first luxury fashion brand to sign such an agreement in the course of partnerships developed by the Department of Economic Development.

According to a statement from the luxury conglomerate: "The luxury industry is particularly hard-hit by the counterfeiting of goods, which unlawfully takes advantage of the prestige of its brands and harms their tradition, identity and image. As part of its broader brand protection policy, the fight against this problem – often linked with organized crime – is one of the LVMH Group's priorities. The Group coordinates these anti-counterfeiting actions, particularly involving relations with the authorities in different countries, or actions taken directly against counterfeiters. Some sixty people at various levels of responsibility work full time on anti-counterfeiting, in collaboration with a wide network of outside investigators and a team of lawyers."

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