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Louis Vuitton X Opens in Beverly Hills

90210 bound? Then you’ll want to head straight to North Rodeo Drive as the world’s most famous zip code has become the home to Louis Vuitton X – an immersive exhibition that takes a journey through the maison’s 160-year history of creative exchanges and artistic collaborations.

Over 180 items from the Louis Vuitton archive will be on display across two floors of the iconic 468 North Rodeo Drive building in Beverly Hills. The Louis Vuitton X exhibition brings together a remarkable collection of early twentieth-century special-order trunks; beautiful art deco perfume bottles and window displays commissioned and designed by Louis Vuitton’s grandson, Gaston-Louis; iconic Monogram bags reworked by renowned artists and designers, such as Karl Lagerfeld, Rei Kawakubo, Cindy Sherman and Frank Gehry; and original collaborations and commissions by artists including Yayoi Kusama, Richard Prince and Zaha Hadid. The exhibition will feature nine rooms including Lights, Camera Action! Louis Vuitton on the Red Carpet; Louis Vuitton As Seen By and Art Meets Fashion. 

The exhibition also marks the world premiere of the highly sought-after Artycapucines collections, which sees Louis Vuitton’s coveted Capucines bag reinterpreted by six leading contemporary artists: Sam Falls, Urs Fischer, Nicholas Hlobo, Alex Israel, Tschabalala Self and Jonas Wood. Named after the street on which Louis Vuitton opened his first store, all artists have transformed the Capucines bag by combining their skills and imagination with the unparalleled artisanal savoir-faire of Louis Vuitton’s ateliers to create limited-edition original works.

To celebrate the opening of Louis Vuitton X the maison held an exclusive event. Miranda Kerr, Alicia Vikander, Jennifer Connelly, Jaden Smith, Millie Bobby Brown and Orlando Bloom were just a few of the famous faces that attended the opening. You can discover some of the best looks of celebrities dressed in head-to-toe Louis Vuitton in the gallery below.

Louis Vuitton X will run from 27 June till 15th September at 468 North Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills. 

Prada’s Iconic Nylon Bag Gets a Green Makeover with Re-Nylon

Luxury and sustainability don’t generally spring to mind when we think about nylon. But Italian fashion house Prada is bringing the best of both worlds together by giving its iconic nylon bag an eco-conscious makeover by launching Re-Nylon. The Prada Re-Nylon collection marks a bold move towards total sustainability as the entire collection will be produced from ECONYL – a regenerated fibre that is created through the recycling and purification of plastic waste collected from oceans, fishing nets and textile fibre waste.

The Prada Re-Nylon collection will feature six classic styles for men and women: a belt bag, shoulder bag, tote bag, duffle and two Prada backpacks. The entire range is produced from environmentally friendly materials and each piece will bear a unique interpretation of the Prada triangular logo that emphasises a bucking of the linear supply chain into a cyclical one, focused on renewal. A percentage of the proceeds from the sale of the Prada Re-Nylon capsule collection will also be donated to a project dedicated to environmental sustainability that Prada is currently developing with UNESCO.

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The new collection won’t be the last we see of ECONYL being used within Prada’s collections either, as the fashion house is aiming to ensure that all 700,000 meters of nylon that it currently uses annually are recycled. “I’m very excited to announce the launch of the Prada Re-Nylon collection. Our ultimate goal will be to convert all Prada virgin nylon into Re-Nylon by the end of 2021,” says Lorenzo Bertelli, Prada Group Head of Marketing and Communication. “This project highlights our continued efforts towards promoting responsible business. This collection will allow us to make our contribution and create products without using new resources.”

To celebrate and showcase the innovation behind the Re-Nylon, National Geographic, Prada’s Storytelling Partner, has produced a short video series, What We Carry. You can view the first episode which features actress and Prada reporter Bonnie Wright and National Geographic explorer and creative conservationist, Asher Jay, below.

 

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