Editors Pick: Louis Vuitton Capucines Bags

Lindsay Judge   |   06 - 11 - 2018

LOUIS VUITTON’S TIMELESS ACCESSORY TAKES ON NEW COLOURWAYS AND STYLES THIS FALL.

 

Louis Vuitton Capucines Bags

CAPUCINES PM RED SCARLET

 

Louis Vuitton’s Capucines is a classic bag that speaks a universal language. All over the world this bag is loved by women looking for something timeless and elegantly stylish. The simplicity of Capucines is perhaps what makes it so popular – a versatile yet statement bag that women have come to rely on.

 

Named after the Rue Neuve-des-Capucines in Paris; the location of Louis Vuitton’s very first store; the Capucines was originally launched in 2003. The classic piece has since become iconic, with new colourways and limited edition versions launching each season.

 

Louis Vuitton Capucines Bags

Capucines PM handle XOXO Black

 

Each bag requires work from hundreds of artisans in order to achieve a seamless creation that is light, modern and classic but playful at the same time. This bag requires over 250 steps to make, some of which are even similar to the complexity of jewellery making, including the way the LV initials are cast and then set directly into the leather.

 

“THE CAPUCINES BRIDGES TRADITION AND MODERNITY, SAVOIR-FAIRE AND LIGHTNESS, CLASSICISM AND PLAYFULNESS.”

 

The bags are created from a hand-picked selection of the finest exotic skins. These rare materials are chosen for their absolute highest quality and reputed for this complex rigid natured. They are the core of what makes these bags so special.

 

Louis Vuitton Capucines Bags

Focus on Taurillon Leather

 

Each season the Capucines is created in classic versions as well as revisited variations with innovative finishing such as beads, ornamental flowers and leather pearls.

 

This fall model Liya Kebede showcases the new permanent timeless colour of Capucines: Red Scarlett. This new classic colour captures the timelessness of the bag but gives it a playful feminine update, turning red leather into a classic.

 

Louis Vuitton Capucines Bags

 

The XOXO Animation design highlights the Maison Savoir-Faire that goes into creating the Capucines; featuring a unique braided technique on the handle that turns this classic bag into something special.

 

Photography: Craig McDean

Fashion: Marie-Amélie Sauvé