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Louis Vuitton 'Time Capsule' Exhibition

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by Leong Qi Tyng (subscribe)
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The exhibit displays designs from 1854 to the present day. It is also broken into five sections, namely Codes of the House, Journeys around the World, Elegance and Beauty in Motion, Louis Vuitton and the Arts, and Magic Malle.

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Trunks and purses


Mini trunks


What caught my interest was the vintage Louis Vuitton Exploration Bed Trunk. It is camper bed which can be folded into a trunk. Looks like glamping started way back! A friendly guide explained that the design dates back to 1905 when explorer Pierre Savorgnan de Brazza commisioned for a camp bed for his travels. It reportedly weighs about 65kg.

I liked a lot of their designs such as the tea box, hanging wardrobe, jewellery box, and the steamer trunk. The steamer trunk reminded me of Professor Lupin's self-packing trunk in Harry Potter. In Louis Vuitton and the Arts section, there is a red skateboard covered with the signature LV logo in white.



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Jewellery Box in Suhali Leather


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Steamer Trunk


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Hanging Wardrobe


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Glamorous toiletry set


The exhibit also showed speedy bags designed in collaboration with Jeff Koons. The bags express timeless art designs by great artists such as Van Gogh, Monet, Fragonard, and Gauguin.

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Masters Collection: Van Gogh Speedy Bag


The last room is a psychedelic display of everything Louis Vuitton. There is also an animated trunk in the middle of the room featuring colourful signature patterns of the luxury House. I also got to witness an artisan demonstrating leatherwork skills practiced in the past century that is still relevant today.

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Psychedelic trunk


The exhibit in Singapore ends on the 5th of November, so you still have time!

It's situated on Level 1, ION², ION Orchard (right outside Louis Vuitton).
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Why? Immerse yourself in the history of LV, and it's free
When: Oct 18 - Nov 5, 2017, 10am - 10pm
Phone: 65 6788 3888
Where: ION Orchard, Singapore
Cost: Free entry
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