As of now, there are many types of canvas and leathers available thanks to the creativity of Marc Jacobs and the artists that had collaborated with Louis Vuitton. The iconic Damier and Monogram canvas has been reinvented many times, new leathers has been developed and we expect them to come up with new and exciting stuff in the coming seasons. But before the yummy Monogram Watercolor and the urban Damier Canvas, there’s these guys that may have been forgotten but would still exist through their reincarnations.
1858. The Trianon canvas came to life four years after the opening of the Louis Vuitton Malletier. This original design dressed up the very first creation of Louis: a flat trunk circled in iron and enhanced with wooden slats.
1888. Due to the continuing imitation of his look, Louis Vuitton created the Damier Canvas pattern bearing a logo that reads “marque L. Vuitton déposée,” which translates to “mark L. Vuitton deposited” or, roughly, “L. Vuitton trademark”.
1896. The malletier, headed by Georges Vuitton launched the legendary Monogram Canvas and made the worldwide patents on it. 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 patents later prove to be successful in stopping counterfeiting.
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