Lending new meaning to the term ‘trunk show’, the French fashion house, best known for its monogrammed travel trunks, has chosen Kuala Lumpur as its 16th stop to host the brand’s roving Time Capsule exhibition. From July 7 to 28, LV will showcase the history of the house via a visual journey that revisits its landmark innovations in technology and design.
Set off from the house’s beginnings in 1854 to the present day, the show displays rare objects culled from the luxury label’s archive. Just as how transportation has evolved and transformed our lifestyles, LV, too, has adapted to capture travellers’ imagination.
The show will demonstrate the ways in which the brand has anticipated the needs of a constantly evolving world over 160 years, and grown into a luxury mainstay known for its colourful collaborations with contemporary artists such as Yayoi Kusama, Jeff Koons and Takashi Murakami.
The presentation will highlight five key elements: The Artisans’ Room provides a live experience with LV’s craftspeople and the process of how each bag is handcrafted; The Key to the Codes features the brand’s original trunks; Journeys Around the World charts the brand’s progress alongside transportation advancements.
On the other hand, Elegance in Motion explores the lifestyle of LV’s on-the-go clients through objects such as a monogrammed cassette box and record player; Louis Vuitton and the Arts displays the brand’s most notable designs and collaborations while Magic Malle includes never-before-seen red carpet animation and digital trunk using holographic technology.
The public exhibition has travelled to Hong Kong, Bangkok, Berlin, Singapore, Dubai, Shanghai, Melbourne, Madrid, Osaka, Los Angeles, Toronto, Jakarta, Taipei and Mexico City.
'Time Capsule Kuala Lumpur', Esplanade, KLCC Park. Daily, 10am-10pm. Free admission. Last entry, 9.40pm.