Hold on to your Vuitton

17/07/2015

Hold onto your Louis Vuitton Murakami Multicolore monograms - there's a very good reason for it. Photo: Eva Herzigova photographed by Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott for Louis Vuitton Spring/Summer 2003 campaign via fashioned by love / british fashion blog
Hold onto your Louis, girls because the famous Murakami Multicolore monograms are leaving for good. Introduced in 2003 as a collaboration between Marc Jacobs, then Vuitton's creative director, and Takahashi Murakami, the colourful Almas & Co. were all the hype hanging on the crooks of the arms of very much every A-Z celebrity and copied so elaborately that spotting a fake would often require a manual.

Twelve years later Nicholas Ghesquiere is changing the game by taking the bag out of production and stores comes August to move the brand forward and focus on the future mixed with the original Vuitton classics. 

And lets be honest, as sweet as the print looked a decade ago, it does feel pretty dated among the array of accessories inspired by minimalism, heritage and absence of logo's. On the other hand, the owners of those LV arm candies might just got themselves a "new vintage" piece of heirloom to become somewhat of a collectors item. 

Eva Herzigova photographed by Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott for Louis Vuitton Spring/Summer 2003 campaign via fashioned by love / british fashion blog
Photo source: Eva Herzigova photographed by Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott for Louis Vuitton Spring/Summer 2003 campaign

7 comments:

  1. How interesting, thanks for the update! I've always felt as though the range seemed out of place alongside Louis Vuitton's other more luxurious and understated pieces. They won't be missed by me.. though these images will - wow!

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice
    x

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  2. Woooo hoo! I never liked it!

    Tara x

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  3. I have to admit dear Natalial, that a Louis Vuitton bag definitely fails in my bag collection ... but who knows what one day will be :)
    xx Rena
    www.dressedwithsoul.com

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  4. Interesting piece. I still like this print, but I have not considered buying it. The photos are fantastic,
    thanks for sharing !
    xx, Elle
    http://mydailycostume.com

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  5. They do look dated now! I'm happy to see them moving forward.
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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  6. These bags have always been my very least favourite in the LV collection - they just never seemed to fit in with the elegance and sophistication that I otherwise associate with the brand. I think it's for the best that they're being removed from the collection.
    xox,
    Cee

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