Louis Vuitton NN14

Louis Vuitton NN14 Bag


On Louis Vuitton’s Spring/Summer 2014 runway, a single bag appeared in a myriad different guises. The NN14 is the season’s statement update of the iconic Noé bag, famously designed by Gaston-Louis Vuitton in 1932 in response to a request from a champagne producer for an elegant way of carrying five bottles of fizz.

The limited edition NN14 was created through what Marc Jacobs described as a “cleaning” of the original design. Smaller, more streamlined, but still recognizable as a “bucket” for champagne or otherwise, the NN14 becomes the signature bag of Spring/Summer 2014 and stars alongside Marc Jacobs’ muses in the season’s advertising campaign.

In addition to Les Extraordinaires, the extremely rare and precious editions whose extravagant embellishments – feathers, crystals, sequins, studs, and alligator appliqués – testify to Louis Vuitton’s exceptional savoir-faire, several simpler versions of the NN14 bag will set the tone of Spring/Summer 2014 and beyond. All share the NN14’s distinctive details: a hand-pleated leather tassel closure, a Louis Vuitton-embossed leather handle, and the emblematic LV padlock and key bell. Inside the bag, a matching removable zippered pocket is perfect for stowing valuables.

Modeled in the campaign by Sofia Coppola, the NN14 in Monogram Idole combines canvas with calfskin trim in black, dark red or deep blue – a subtle touch of color that lends new richness and refinement to the iconic Monogram. The bag comes in two sizes: PM for elbow and hand carry (also available in classic Monogram canvas with natural cowhide trim), and GM, which can additionally be worn on the shoulder.

In supple Cuir Nuance calfskin, the NN14 is a study in understated sophistication, its sleek lines enhanced by the authentic beauty of its leather, its quiet elegance speaking to true connoisseurs. In addition to timeless black, chosen for the campaign by Gisele Bündchen, the PM version comes in Rubis, and the large in Rubis, Blue and Tan, to which a hand-applied patina lends intriguing nuance and subtlety.

Completing the line-up are two runway adaptations. Modeled by Edie Campbell, the NN14 Audace in studded calfskin has an edgy rock ‘n’ roll vibe, while in the visual with Fan Bingbing, the Stephen Sprouse graffiti signature that figured so prominently in the show is embroidered in shimmering black sequins on a midnight blue Monogram jacquard base.

The NN14 collection are set to be released worldwide starting on February 15, 2014.

Monogram Canvas

The NN14 in Monogram canvas exudes refinement. The distinctive features of its elegant, pared-down design are hand-pleated leather tassels, Louis Vuitton-embossed leather handle, calfskin trims, and the emblematic LV padlock and key bell in golden brass finish. Inside the bag, a removable interior zipped pocket in Monogram canvas is perfect stowing valuables. The bag can be carried by hand or elbow.

Louis Vuitton NN14 Monogram
NN14 Monogram PM
Size:
7.1″ x 12.6″ x 4.7″
Price: approx. US$2230
Release Date: February 15, 2014

Monogram Idole

The NN14 Monogram Idole combines Monogram canvas with colored calfskin trim for a refined look. The distinctive features of its elegant, pared-down design are hand-pleated leather tassels, Louis Vuitton-embossed leather handle, calfskin trims, and the emblematic LV padlock and key bell in light aged metallic silver finish. Inside the bag, a removable interior zipped pocket in Monogram canvas is perfect stowing valuables. The bag can be carried by hand or elbow.

Louis Vuitton NN14 Monogram Idole PM Noir
NN14 Monogram Idole PM
Size:
7.1″ x 12.6″ x 4.7″
Colors: Black (pictured), Blue
Price: approx. US$2600
Release Date: February 15, 2014

Louis Vuitton NN14 Monogram Idole GM Rubis
NN14 Monogram Idole GM
Size:
9.8″ x 17.7″ x 5.3″
Colors: Black, Blue, Rubis (pictured)
Price: approx. US$2820
Release Date: February 15, 2014

Cuir Nuance

In supple Cuir Nuance calfskin leather with a vintage-style patina and subtly gradated shaes (except Black), the NN14 will become ever more beautiful the longer it is used. The distinctive features of its elegant, pared-down design are hand-pleated leather tassels, Louis Vuitton-embossed leather handle, calfskin trims, and the emblematic LV padlock and key bell in light aged metallic silver finish. Inside, the bag is lined with black suede calfskin lining, and comes with a removable interior zipped pocket in calfskin leather – perfect stowing valuables. The bag can be carried by hand or elbow.

Louis Vuitton NN14 Cuir Nuance PM Rubis
NN14 Cuir Nuance PM
Size:
7.1″ x 12.6″ x 4.7″
Colors: Black, Rubis (pictured)
Price: approx. US$3400
Release Date: Black – February 15, 2014, Other colors – March 1, 2014

Louis Vuitton NN14 Cuir Nuance GM Tan
NN14 Cuir Nuance GM
Size:
9.8″ x 17.7″ x 5.3″
Colors: Black, Blue, Rubis, Tan (pictured)
Price: approx. US$3700
Release Date: Black – February 15, 2014, Other colors – March 1, 2014

Spotlight

Reinterpreting the graffiti signature created for Louis Vuitton by Stephen Sprouse, the NN14 Spotlight is intricately embroidered with shimmering black sequins on a midnight blue Monogram jacquard base. The distinctive features of its elegant, maximalist design are hand-pleated leather tassels, Louis Vuitton-embossed leather handle, calfskin trim and lining, and the emblematic LV padlock and key bell in light aged metallic silver finish. Inside the bag, a removable interior zipped pocket in calfskin leather is perfect stowing valuables. The bag can be carried by hand or elbow.

Louis Vuitton NN14 Spotlight
NN14 Spotlight PM
Size:
7.1″ x 12.6″ x 4.7″
Color: Navy
Price: US$3250
Release Date: March 1, 2014

NN14 Spotlight GM
Size:
9.8″ x 17.7″ x 5.3″
Colors: Navy
Price: US$3550
Release Date: March 1, 2014

Audace

The NN14 Audace comes in supple calfskin decorated with 76 hand-applied blackened Louis Vuitton-engraved metal studs, giving it a daring, rock ‘n’ roll vibe that captures the spirit of the fashion show. The distinctive features of its elegant, edgy design are hand-pleated leather tassels, Louis Vuitton-embossed leather handle, calfskin trim and lining, and the emblematic LV padlock and key bell in blackened metallic finish. Inside the bag, a removable interior zipped pocket in calfskin leather is perfect stowing valuables. The bag can be carried by hand or elbow.

Louis Vuitton NN14 Audace White
NN14 Audace PM
Size:
7.1″ x 12.6″ x 4.7″
Color: Black, White
Price: US$5200
Release Date: Black – February 15, 2014, White – March 1, 2014

Fatale

In precious alligator skin with a hand-crafted aged finish (except Black), the NN14 Fatale is the ultimate luxury and will become ever more beautiful the longer it is used. The distinctive features of its elegant, pared-down design are hand-pleated leather tassels, Louis Vuitton-embossed leather handle, calfskin trims, and the emblematic LV padlock and key bell in light aged metallic silver finish. Inside, the bag is lined with black suede calfskin lining, and comes with a removable interior zipped pocket in calfskin leather – perfect stowing valuables. The bag can be carried by hand or elbow.

Louis Vuitton NN14 Fatale Fuchsia
NN14 Fatale PM
Size:
7.1″ x 12.6″ x 4.7″
Colors: Black, Blue, Fuchsia (pictured)
Price: US$20,600
Release Date: April 1, 2014

l’Extraordinaire – Diva

This spectacular l’extraordinaire version of the NN14 is a strictly limited, numbered edition in tweed bouclette embroidered with a dazzling array of sequins, beads, and Swarovski crystals by French haute couture artisans. Diva can be carried on the elbow or by hand using its Swarovski crystal chain handle. The bag features shiny black metal hardware, calfskin trimmings, black suede calfskin lining. It perfectly captures the spirit of the show and represents the essence of Louis Vuitton’s savoir-faire.

Louis Vuitton Diva NN14
NN14 Diva PM
Size:
7.1″ x 12.6″ x 4.7″
Color: Black
Price: US$13,700
Release Date: February 15, 2014

l’Extraordinaire – Feline

This version of the NN14 is a strictly limited, numbered edition in plush shaved mink on a kangaroo leather base and trims. The mink is delicately perforated and hand-embroidered with glittering Swarovski beads by French haute couture artisans. It perfectly captures the spirit of the show and represents the essence of Louis Vuitton’s savoir-faire. Feline can be carried by hand or by elbow using its Swarovski crystal chain handle. The bag features shiny black metal hardware and lined with black suede calfskin leather. Also, there’s a removable interior zippered pocket in mink fur. Super luxurious.

Louis Vuitton NN14 Feline
NN14 Feline PM
Size:
7.1″ x 12.6″ x 4.7″
Color: Black
Price: US$20,600
Release Date: February 15, 2014

l’Extraordinaire – Prima Donna

This spectacular l’extraordinaire version of the NN14 is a strictly limited, numbered edition in black calfhair embroidered with a dazzling array of sequins, beads and Swarovski crystals by French haute couture artisans.

Louis Vuitton NN14 Prima Donna
NN14 Prima Donna PM
Size:
7.1″ x 12.6″ x 4.7″
Color: Black
Price: US$20,600
Release Date: February 15, 2014

l’Extraordinaire – Belle de Nuit

This spectacular l’Extraordinaire version of the NN14 is a strictly limited, numbered edition embroidered with a dazzling array of crystals and feathers, including peacock and pheasant, which took six days to apply by hand. It perfectly captures the spirit of the show and represents the essense of Louis Vuitton’s savoir-faire. The distinctive features of its elegant, design are hand-pleated leather tassels, Swarovski crystal chain handle, calfskin trims, and the emblematic LV padlock and key bell in shiny black metallic finish. Inside, the bag is lined with black suede calfskin lining, and comes with a removable interior zipped pocket in calfskin leather – perfect stowing valuables. The bag can be carried by hand or elbow.

Louis Vuitton NN14 Belle de Nuit
NN14 Belle de Nuit PM
Size:
7.1″ x 12.6″ x 4.7″
Color: Black
Price: US$24,700
Release Date: February 15, 2014

l’Extraordinaire – Showgirl

This precious l’Extraordinaire version of the NN14 is a strictly limited, numbered edition embellished with a dazzling array of studs and Swarovski crystals, and enhanced with inserts of alligator skin. It perfectly captures the spirit of the show and represents the essence of Louis Vuitton’s savoir-faire. The distinctive features of its elegant, pared-down design are hand-pleated leather tassels, Louis Vuitton-embossed leather handle, calfskin trims, and the emblematic LV padlock, key bell, and hardware in shiny and matte black metallic finish. Inside, the bag is lined with black suede calfskin lining, and comes with a removable interior zipped pocket in calfskin leather – perfect stowing valuables. The bag can be carried by hand or elbow.

Louis Vuitton NN14 Showgirl
NN14 Showgirl PM
Size:
7.1″ x 12.6″ x 4.7″
Color: Black
Price: US$31,500
Release Date: February 15, 2014

See:
> Louis Vuitton Spring/Summer 2014 Ad Campaign

Images via Louis Vuitton