With multiple collaborations with creatives of various nationalities (such as Japanese pop artist Takashi Murakami and American streetwear label Supreme), and a well-travelled menswear creative director known for seeking inspiration in far-flung locales such as Botswana and Nigeria, French luxury label Louis Vuitton certainly believes in throwing open its doors to the world. The brand affirms its global influences and approach to business with some of its recent endeavours.
If you’re reading this early enough in the month, for instance, you might be able to catch Louis Vuitton’s pop-up store within high-end streetwear boutique Surrender (268 Orchard Road). Starting late April and ending May 7, the temporary space will host the premiere of Louis Vuitton’s Autumn/Winter 2017 men’s pre-collection – largely created in partnership with Hiroshi Fujiwara, founder of Japanese streetwear label Fragment Design. Including leather goods and ready-to-wear, the capsule collection will also be available at Louis Vuitton boutiques, although certain items will be exclusively offered at the pop-up space.
Additionally, get ready to spend more even before you leave for your latest vacation: Next January, Louis Vuitton will inaugurate its first Changi Airport store at the departure transit hall of Terminal 3. As Michael Burke, the company’s chairman and CEO, says: “We are happy to offer this new store, not only to our Asian customers but also the international travellers who transit by this airport. Louis Vuitton is a brand intrinsically related to the history of modern travel.”