Louis Vuitton’s tour of the world, via their exhibition “Volez, Vogues, Voyagez”, is docking in Tokyo soon – and things are about to get pretty special. Kicking off in Paris at the end of last year at the Grand Palais (fittingly enough), the exhibition, which traces the illustrious and storied history of the luggage kings through nine chapters, will be arriving in Kioicho, Tokyo on the 23rd April. The news? An exciting tenth chapter is being added to the already beautiful and informative exhibition.
Focusing on the strong ties Louis Vuitton have maintained with Japan since the end of the 19th century, the chapter explores the label’s long list of renowned Japanese clients, their collaborations with Japanese artists like Murakami, and their work with other prestigious brands such as Comme des Garcons. The thematic journey, designed by Robert Carsen, opens with an antique malle (the quintessential LV piece), before going on to present objects and documents from the LV archives as well as a selection of pieces on loan from the Musée Galliera and even private collections. To cement the Japanese connection, some of the trunks on show will include specially commissioned objects crafted by the artisans of Villa Kujoyama in Kyoto. So, if you’re lucky enough to be in Tokyo this weekend, you know where to be.