Louis Vuitton Cruise 2016 City Steamer Collection

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If you can recall what Louis Vuitton’s original Steamer Bag looks like (you know, the one that came with a single top handle that was meant to be hung and collect worn laundry), then you’ll find this one, Nicolas Ghesquière’s interpretation for Louis Vuitton’s Cruise 2016 collection, vaguely familiar.

Known as the City Steamer, the only thing that was kept from the original as far as I can tell is the clasp/padlock detailing that sits smack in the middle of the bag. You could also say that it’s structured like the original, with stiff stitched sides giving it that sharp polished finish. The handles, though, seem to be borrowed from the Dora, another bag created during Ghesquière’s ongoing tenure at the French luxury house.

In other words, it’s Louis Vuitton’s answer to the standard work tote with short top handles that come with an additional sling that OLs (or office ladies) the world over can love. The City Steamer comes in 3 sizes, the PM, the MM and the GM. Made of smooth calfskin, the PM measures 26 cm by 23 cm, the MM 31 cm by 26 cm and theGM, 34 cm by 29 cm.

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Priced at SGD4850, SGD5600 and SGD6200 respectively for the 3 sizes in smooth calfskin, the ones that come in Black with gold hardware will be, in my opinion, perfect for work especially if you hail from the more serious professions. For everyone else (and for those who want a bit of fun), there’s always the tri-coloured ones, including the one in Vert Fonce that’s shown above.

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But if that is still a tad ho-hum for your tastes, well, go for the one that comes with rivets made specially for the Cruise 2016 collection, or the ones in exotic crocodile that are mouth-wateringly droolworthy. Available soon at a Louis Vuitton boutique near you, stay tuned for more updates on the City Steamer right here; I have a feeling this won’t be the only post on this new bag offering anytime soon.

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LOUIS VUITTON SPRING SUMMER 2016 LOOKBOOK

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For style ideas, we turn to lookbooks…and we are ever-grateful for the kind of inspiration they give. So allow us to take you in for a spin while one of our favorite brands, Louis Vuitton, comes up with their own for Spring Summer 2016! Drool-worthy couture is everything for the budding fashionista, and trust us – we’re making notes of our own!

The over-all color palette for this lookbook may reflect a more subdued, neutral take but you can never mess with the basics! And of course, the luxury brand knows this fact very well…keeping it all under control. Still basic, but with attitude.

The Louis Vuitton Lookbook for Spring Summer 2016 was shot by the visionary Jurgen Teller, under natural lighting and with models posing in the studio behind glass – reflecting the sun, sights and Paris sky. There is no perfect background other than this, and the attention to detail on this lookbook is really obvious. We’re seeing some fashion-forward bags and footwear (have you seen the Twist Chain bag?)…actually, we’re just dying to get our hands on the pieces from this lookbook. So, any thoughts on this? Comment now!

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Feast Your Eyes on Bag-Heavy Cruise 2016 Ads from Louis Vuitton and Chanel

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Louis Vuitton City Steamer Tote Bag Reference Guide for Cruise 2016

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Michelle Williams with Louis Vuitton Steamer Trunk

Louis Vuitton City Steamer Tote Bag Reference Guide for Cruise 2016

One of the most highly anticipated bags from the Cruise 2016 collection is here from Louis Vuitton. The bag was first introduced during the Louis Vuitton Cruise 2016 runway collection. The City Steamer tote is a structured bag that is available in three main sizes MM, GM and PM. It’s an update on the classic ‘Steamer’ luggage bag series that originated from the inception of the brand.

The updated design features a Louis Vuitton engraved padlock and LV embossed luggage tag on the front. The tote features a double zip enclosure with Dora style handles. It includes a convenient carrying strap. The bag can also be monogrammed as pictured from runway model Liu Wen’s instagram, when she was gifted this exclusive piece. Available in different colors in sizes PM and MM and two different bicolors.

The Louis Vuitton Bond Street store in the UK and Harrod’s will be receiving these bags first. The bags are expected to arrive at selected other stores in November.

Style, Price and Size

Style US Price UK Price Size
Louis Vuitton City Steamer GM Bag $4,400.00 (USD) 2,450 GBP 13.4″ L x 11.4″ H x 5.5 D
Louis Vuitton City Steamer MM Bag $4,100.00 (USD) 2,300 GBP 12.2″ L x 10.2″ H x 4.7″D
Louis Vuitton City Steamer PM Bag $3,550.00 (USD) 2,000 GBP 10.2″ L x 9.1″ H x 3.9″ D
Louis Vuitton Studded City Steamer PM Bag $5,750.00 (USD) 3,250 GBP  10.2″ L x 9.1″ H x 3.9″ D

 

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Louis Vuitton Goes to Rio De Janeiro To Stage Its 2017 Cruise Show

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Louis Vuitton followed up their spectacular spring/summer 2016 resort collection with even more spectacular news: the brand’s 2017 cruise collection will take place in Rio de Janeiro. First we were treated to a fabulous line of unique resort wear for 2016, but then we were immediately wanting to skip a year so we can see what artistic director Nicolas Ghesquière will have on the market for his next cruise line.

Louis Vuitton Cruise 2017 Show to Be Staged In Rio De Janeiro

If it is anything like his resort collection, we can know he will cater to women of many walks of life, much in the house’s style, so the audience doesn’t have to be limited to one woman. There will undoubtedly be a diverse audience to watch the show, because what better way to introduce a collection for women with different styles than at the Olympics 2016, where people from around the world gather. The 2016 Olympics are held in Rio de Janeiro, and is no doubt part of the reason the designer chose this energetic city as his venue to showcase the Louis Vuitton Cruise 2017 collection this upcoming May.

There’s no real surprise that many designers choose remote destinations for their resort collections, because it does nothing but add more life to the fashion. You look to resort collections for fashion when you travel or when you’re on a personal vacation, so you can manage to look fabulous, stay weather appropriate, while maintaining a level of comfort as well. Debuting in tropical locations literally transports women to a fantastical destination, while still figuratively doing the same with the clothes.

So, you can see this is a common trend among today’s luxury designers, but Ghesquière chose this destination for more than just its white beaches. With the presence of the Olympics, there’s a level of worldly culture that enters into the market, creating a beautiful bridge between the runway-fashion world and the everyday-fashion world the clothes need to translate to.

It’s exciting to think about the possibilities the Louis Vuitton brand can come out with for this pre-season collection, which isn’t a term that holds much meaning anymore in the fashion industry. What began as a way to bridge the six-month gap between collections is now a time for designers to come out with another full collection and see how their new ready-to-wear designs are accepted in the fashion industry.

As Michael Kors told Vogue back in 2010, “[the pre-season] has become the season when you sell the most clothes…and they’re clothes that can be whatever season you want them to be.” This sentiment is becoming more true with each passing pre-season, and designers are using the extra collection-time to exercise their creativity, while not giving away too much of what they have in store for when the actual seasons come around.

There are no true limitations to what could unfold from this new cruise collection, but we can expect a commercial line to walk the runway with the classic Louis Vuitton extravagance.

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Louis Vuitton Totem Bag and Accessories Reference Guide

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Introducing the Louis Vuitton Monogram Totem Collection. This capsule edition is Louis Vuitton’s newest offering from the Fall/Winter 2015 Collection. It includes handbags, small leather goods and accessories in the iconic Monogram Canvas with colorful smooth leather handles and trim in Flamingo or Magenta. It features engraved metal accents inspired by Gaston Vuitton’s African tribal masks collection.

The Totem theme are presented in Louis Vuitton’s classic handbags, Neverfull, Alma PM, Alma BB, Speedy 30, Pochette Accesoires and Pochette Mask bags. For the small leather goods, it is available in Chain Wallet, Sarah Wallet, Zippy Wallet, Key Pouch and Round Coin Purse. It also comes in leather and fur bag charms which will surely add a playful touch to your favorite handbag.

The Louis Vuitton Monogram Totem Collection is now available in Louis Vuitton official site and boutiques.

Style

Price

Louis Vuitton Monogram Totem Neverfull MM Bag $1,990.00 (USD)
Louis Vuitton Monogram Totem Alma PM Bag $2,350.00 (USD)
Louis Vuitton Monogram Totem Alma BB Bag $1,820.00 (USD)

Style

Price

Louis Vuitton Monogram Totem Speedy 30 Bag $1,550.00 (USD)
Louis Vuitton Monogram Totem Pochette Accesoires Bag $760.00 (USD)
Louis Vuitton Monogram Totem Pochette Mask PM Bag $3,400.00
Louis Vuitton Monogram Totem Chain Wallet $1,720.00 (USD)

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Price

Louis Vuitton Monogram Totem Sarah Wallet $985.00 (USD)
Louis Vuitton Monogram Totem Zippy Wallet $1,110.00 (USD)
Louis Vuitton Monogram Totem Key Pouch $440.00 (USD)
Louis Vuitton Monogram Totem Round Coin Purse $375.00 (USD)

Style

Price

Louis Vuitton Monogram Totem Bag Charm $430.00 (USD)
Louis Vuitton Monogram Totem Mirror Bag Charm €395.00
Louis Vuitton Fur Monogram Totem Bag Charm €595.00

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