Posted on December 04 2013
Upon the announcement of Nicholas Ghesquiere taking the place Marc Jacobs recently left as creative director of Louis Vuitton, I felt a bit sad. I've never been one to purchase or yearn over the iconic monogram coated canvas LV bag, it just wasn't something I needed. That said, there is something about those bags.
It all started with the stackable trunk in 1858, and around 1932, the most popular style, Speedy, was created.
In 1997 Marc Jacobs came on as creative director and produced some very famous collaborations with artists Stephen Sprouse, Takashi Murakami, and Yayoi Kusama.
I look forward to seeing what Nicholas as up his sleeve, will he continue to design the iconic monogram bags?
We asked a few friends of LAB to share their thoughts on LV:
"Marc Jacobs has turned the heritage luggage purveyor into a truly lust-worthy label. As he leaves the house, his handbag legacy lives on as collector's items that just happen to be totally purposeful carryalls."
Tiyana Grulovic, Fashion Director - Flare Magazine
"The true beauty of an LV bag lies in the fact they remain timeless and unlike so many other "it" bags of the moment retain their value over time. What I love about LV handbags is no matter who the in-house designer is their accessories always manage to stay on trend without dating themselves - this is no small feat."
- Nicole Manek, Owner of Life of Manek and seasoned wardrobe stylist
LAB's current selection of Louis Vuitton, snap up a piece of Marc Jacobs history. Click the image to be taken to our LV shop!