In Depth: Monogram Canvas

Louis Vuitton Monogram Canvas

The Monogram canvas is probably the most well-known pattern in the history of traveling and fashion. It is Louis Vuitton’s symbol of quality since 1896. The pattern was designed by Georges Vuitton (Louis Vuitton’s son) to prevent counterfeiting of the company’s luggage products. Its graphic symbols, including quatrefoils and flowers (as well as the LV monogram), were based on the trend of using Japanese and Oriental designs in the late Victorian era. The canvas is lightweight, supple and strong. Completely waterproof and highly resistant to surface scratches, it is the perfect fit for travel and contemporary lifestyles for over a hundred years.

Today, the Monogram canvas is still Louis Vuitton’s best selling product line which ranges from City bags, Briefcases, Luggages, Clutches & Pouches, Wallets, Small Leather Goods and more. During Marc Jacobs tenure as the Chief Designer for the brand, the Monogram Canvas bore creative and imaginative variations. Some of these variations are the Cerises, Panda, Dentelle, Cherry Blossom, Graffiti, Multicolore, Watercolor, etc. and the latest is the Monogramouflage.

Louis Vuitton Monogram Canvas Variations

With its rich history and classic design, the Monogram Canvas will never run out of style. Luggages and bags that are made in this canvas are usually being handed down over the next generations. It’s almost as if a Louis Vuitton Trunk in Monogram Canvas is the family’s most priced heirloom. To preserve the beauty of your bag, luggage, or accessory, here are some recommended care instructions to make them last a lifetime:

  • Avoid contact with abraisive surfaces and protect from shocks of any kind.
  • Protect from moisture and avoid direct exposure to sunlight and heat.
  • To clean, wipe the leather with a soft, dry cloth.
  • Never use soap or solvent.
  • When not in use, store the article in the felt pouch provided with your purchase.

To sum it all up, having a Louis Vuitton bag in Monogram Canvas is a very great opportunity because you’ll be owning a little piece of traveling history (wow, that rhymes!). If you liked this post, feel free to subscribe to our feed or comment in the form below.

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  • Rebecca

    Very informative article! I love it! Thanks a lot..

  • Anonymous

    WOW!~ I learned a lot!


  • yamyam

    I never thought that there are many variations of the monogram. I like that sort of animal with a flower in its head.. it’s so cute..