Subtle yet sublime. That’s how I describe Louis Vuitton’s newest leather goods collection: the Monogram Empreinte. The iconic Monogram pattern which we all love is subtly embossed on the supplest calf leather, a discreet yet indelible imprint of Louis Vuitton’s rich heritage and savoir-faire. This delicate Monogram impression naturally enhances the beauty of the calf leather’s finely textured grain and soft and sensual feel.
The collection consists of a tote called the Lumineuse which comes in two sizes, the bohemian Artsy (previously released in Monogram Canvas), Inspiree – a bowling bag, and the Petillante clutch (which I adore). The line is also complemented by a lovely long wallet (Portefeuille Secrete Long) and a coin purse (Portefeuille Secrete Compact). Their pared-down, functional silhouettes would surely make great companions in a modern urban life. Classic and contemporary, young in spirit yet chic at any age.
Balancing the street appeal of bold zippers and metallic hardware are quiet reminders of Louis Vuitton’s tradition of craftsmanship – flawless saddle stitching, tonal edge dying, a myriad ingenious details waiting to be discovered. Elegantly restrained, endlessly versatile, the colors effortlessly adapt to everyday wear: Infini – a navy so dark it is almost black, Ombre – a sophisticated taupe, Orage – a rich blue, Neige – a lush cream, and Flamme – a deep burgundy. Each is luxurious yet laid-back, discreet yet distinctive.
Monogram Empreinte: a subtle signature, an enduring style, an unforgettable impression. Available in Louis Vuitton stores from
October November 2010. I’ll be posting more info about these bags in the next few days, so watch out for that!
UPDATE: I have planned on posting the prices on my next post but due to numerous requests, here they are:
Monogram Empreinte Lumineuse PM – US$2180
Monogram Empreinte Lumineuse GM – US$2720
Monogram Empreinte Artsy MM – US$2330
Monogram Empreinte Inspirée – US$1660
Monogram Empreinte Pétillante – US$1300
Monogram Empreinte Portefeuille Secrete Long – US$780
Monogram Empreinte Portefeuille Secrete Compact – US$660
Below is a gallery from the Monogram Empreinte press kit starring models Vanessa Traina, Antoinine Peduzzi, and Camille Pourcheresse, shot by Benoît Peverelli. Also, I have posted behind-the-scenes photos of this shoot in ILVOELV’s Facebook Page! Visit ILVOELV on Facebook to see them! Be sure to ‘LIKE’!
More Monogram Empreinte:
• Louis Vuitton Monogram Empreinte
• Louis Vuitton Monogram Empreinte – Savoir Faire (w/ video on how the bags are made)
• Louis Vuitton Monogram Empreinte Lumineuse Tote
• Louis Vuitton Monogram Empreinte Artsy MM
• Louis Vuitton Monogram Empreinte Inspirée
• Louis Vuitton Monogram Empreinte Pétillante
• Louis Vuitton Monogram Empreinte Portefeuille Secrète
• Louis Vuitton Monogram Empreinte Wallpapers for the iPhone 4 by ILVOELV
What’s your favorite piece from the Monogram Empreinte collection?
Images via Louis Vuitton