Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Louis Vuitton

Sir Sway: Now, most people don't actually know a whole lot about Louis Vuitton.  Most people I talk to see it as a luxury brand that you dream of one day getting. Well, it all began in 1835 when Louis Vuitton (the person) travelled from Jura to Paris, on foot.  Because planes and buses were hard to book without the internet being around, this 14 year old was forced to go on foot while doing odd jobs for people on the way.  He began getting good with his hands and probably realized the lack of a good suitcase made his trip incredibly more difficult.. seeing how it was a 400 km trek.  This suitcase gig must of clicked because he started making suitcases for families on the way, eventually making a big enough name for himself that Napoleon III of France made him the Layetier (I think its a fancy name for luggage maker) for the queen.  Gradually Vuitton made enough money to start the foundations of LV and eventually set up his first shop in London, England.

Louis Vuitton Spring 2011 women's collection

Comme des Garcons x Louis Vuitton collaborations from 2008

Louis Vuitton Spring 2011 men's collection 

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