Louis Vuitton or shortened to LV, is a French fashion house founded in 1854 by Designer Louis Vuitton. The label’s LV monogram appears on most of its products, ranging from luxury trunks and leather goods to ready-to-wear, shoes, watches, jewelery, accessories, sunglasses and books. Louis Vuitton is one of the world’s leading international fashion houses; it sells its products through standalone boutiques, lease departments in high-end department stores, and through the e-commerce section of its website. Last week Louis Vuitton opens their store at Miami Design District, here is more information about the store :
According to Miami.com :
“On the main floor, women will discover “Tempo” sneakers in purple python skin while the second level offers men the “Montecarlo” loafer in anthracite-colored python skin. Saunter onto the mezzanine level, and bon vivants will discover suede coral-lined travel trunks unique to this particular door. The store’s focal point? An extensive offering of women’s ready-to-wear can be discovered on the main floor. Currently, Louis Vuitton Creative Director Nicolas Ghesquière’s Spring/Summer 2015 collection is prominently on dispaly. Think quirky-printed frocks, leather shift dresses and denim patchwork boots. Art is tantamount to the space. From its Damier-pattern façade by Japanese architect Jun Aoki to a commanding slate blue 36-foot art piece entitled Hothouse by Miami-born artist Teresita Fernanadez to a series of watercolor drawings by artist André, the store pays homage to its creative roots. The third floor features an airy exhibit and events space with sweeping vistas of the bustling neighborhood. The top floor offers a VIP pavillion and landscaped terrace.” written by Maria Tettamanti.
According to Pursuitist :
“The facade of the four-story Miami Design District flagship has been designed by Japanese architects Jun Aoki and Mirei Uchibe and inspired by the French label’s signature Damier pattern. Constructed of aluminum panels, it allows daylight to seep in through the external mesh. As the sun sets down, the store’s artificial light seeps out to illuminate the streets.
Boasting of Art Deco influence, the interior features metallic inlays, vintage wooden furniture and limestone bricks adorning the showroom’s vertical core. A graceful floating staircase with nomade leather-swathed handrails connects the floors. The centerpiece of the interior of the flagship is a 36-foot blue glass and mirror art piece exclusively commissioned by artist Teresita Fernández. Christened Hothouse, it hangs on the mezzanine level. While the third floor is reserved for exhibit and events along with rendering sweeping vistas of the renowned neighborhood, the top floor is home to a VIP section as well as a landscaped terrace.” written by Joan Stern.
According to World Red Eye :
“As much a tribute to art and design as to couture fashion, Louis Vuitton’s stunning new emporium ushers in a vibrant era of sophisticated shopping and high style both inside and out. Aside from offering the complete world of Louis Vuitton leather goods, ready-to-wear, shoes, accessories, watches and fine jewelry, the architectural gem boasts an aluminum paneled facade created by Japanese architect Jun Aoki in collaboration with Mirei Uchibe. It is an abstract representation of Louis Vuitton’s iconic Damier pattern. The interior space portrays influences from Art Deco design and 1950’s Tropical Modernism, paying homage to the architectural history of Miami Beach. This, as well as original artworks, a gallery space and landscaped rooftop courtyard make this a must-visit travel destination.”
According to CNTraveler :
“Known for its celebration of fashion, architecture, art, and dining, the Design District is a stew of Miami’s modern, vibrant culture. It’s no surprise that the big names have noticed, and it’s here that Louis Vuitton’s newest location opens to the public today, April 10. President and CEO of Louis Vuitton Americas, Anthony Ledru, describes the new Maison’s home as “a vibrant center of culture and creativity.” The façade, designed by Japanese architects Jun Aoki and Mirei Uchibe, is a striking draw in and of itself. Constructed of aluminum panels, the collaboration is an abstract representation of the brand’s iconic Damier pattern. ” written by Avery Matera.
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