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Why A Louis Vuitton Luxurious Lodge Might Not Be Mere Hypothesis

Why A Louis Vuitton Luxurious Lodge Might Not Be Mere Hypothesis
101 Champs Elysée – Credit score SRA Architectes

Whispers have been circulating amongst the style and the property elite that Louis Vuitton could also be within the midst of planning the launch of a brand new resort in some of the well-known areas on Earth — the Champs-Élysées. Whereas this can be mere heresay in the meanwhile (maybe wishful considering), LUXUO weighs its possiblity and why venturing into luxurious resorts stands out as the acceptable subsequent step for the style big.

LVMH is presently engaged on international enlargement. In July, LVMH’s Bernard Arnault introduced plans to sponsor the 2024 Summer time Olympics in a first-of-its-kind deal that comes with a US$166 million (or approx. €150 million) payout and can embrace Chaumet medals and Moet Hennessy wine. The transfer is anticipated to attract worldwide eyeballs from each the world of sport and magnificence, one thing which LVMH goals to leverage for progress in model consciousness and potential affinity by athlete affiliation. It’s a transfer which Arnault aptly says, “will contribute to heightening the enchantment of France all over the world.”

Learn Extra: Luxurious Powerhouses: Kering Buys 30 % of Valentino, LVMH Pays US $166 Million To Sponsor The Paris 2024 Summer time Olympics

Subsequent, (or quite previous to that) Pharrell Williams was named as the brand new inventive director of Menswear Louis Vuitton again in February. His appointment sees him succeed his predecessor, the late Virgil Abloh and as Pietro Beccari, Louis Vuitton’s Chairman and CEO places it, “his inventive imaginative and prescient past vogue will undoubtedly lead Louis Vuitton in the direction of a brand new and really thrilling chapter”. That is after all closely on account of Pharrell Williams’ twenty yr background in music, artwork and naturally vogue — establishing himself as a “cultural international icon” as Louis Vuitton places it. Williams little question has a heavy affect within the music business, once more one other sector Louis Vuitton could need to faucet into, equally (maybe controversially) to how Adidas and Balenciaga teamed up with Ye a.ok.a Kanye West for a collaborative assortment that — on the time — noticed resounding success.

Learn Extra: Pharrell Williams is the New Creative Director of Menswear at Louis Vuitton

Louis Vuitton [Extended] Loïc Prigent 

Music, sport and most lately, the world of audio streaming. 14 September noticed Louis Vuitton launch an unique podcast to take listeners “on a voyage alongside the visionaries that assist write Louis Vuitton’s cultural historical past”. Dubbed “Louis Vuitton [Extended]”, the podcast is hosted by Loïc Prigent, a famend French vogue journalist and documentary maker. The podcast is a bimonthly 20 to 40 minutes deep dive into the guts of the Maison which can characteristic the numerous inventive minds and personalities behind Louis Vuitton’s audacious occasions and collaborations together with Nicolas Ghesquière, inventive director of Ladies’s Collections; Jacques Cavallier Belletrud, Grasp Perfumer and Francesca Amfitheatrof, creative director of Watches and Jewelry.

Louis Vuitton [Extended] Pharrell Williams

So simply who does Louis Vuitton characteristic of their inaugural episode? The aforementioned “cultural international icon” himself and maybe probably the most internationally recognised title within the Louis Vuitton universe, Pharrell Williams. Episode one noticed Loïc Prigent converse to Pharrell Williams about his first Males’s Spring/Summer time assortment as Louis Vuitton’s Males’s inventive director, once more leveraging on the popular culture “hype” surrounding Pharrell’s appointment and assortment. Every little thing that Louis Vuitton has completed thus far has been to each resonate with the Louis Vuitton clientele whereas increasing to a brand new viewers. One might argue {that a} current revisit to one of many French home’s most commercially profitable collaborative collections in historical past — with Yayoi Kusama — was each a tactical enterprise transfer and a nostalgic transfer because it was aptly timed 10 years from the discharge of the primary assortment.

Learn Extra: Louis Vuitton Renews Collaboration with Yayoi Kusama

103 Champs Elysée

Again to the potential five-star Louis Vuitton resort, based on “sources near the true property world”, Louis Vuitton, may very well be within the works to arrange its very first resort at 103 avenue des Champs-Élysées. A extremely wanted piece of prime actual property each recognized for its stratigic location, visibility to most people and the place Dior could plan to determine their new headquarters and open a flagship retailer. Based on the Vogue Community, the immense constructing, totaling 22,000 square-metres, is believed to be the biggest single constructing on the Champs Elysées, “Europe’s most well-known single avenue”. LUXUS Plus stories that the constructing at 103 is presently lined with an enormous white tarp, itself lined with a number of Dior designs and that the change in numbers between the 2 homes is the results of an inside battle within the wake of the appointment in February of Pietro Beccari as CEO of Louis Vuitton. LUXUS Plus additional stories that the posh big might spend about €60 million per yr only for the lease of the constructing, which belongs to the Qatari royal household. 

If the rumours do find yourself being true, this might make Louis Vuitton the most recent luxurious label to department out into the hospitality business becoming a member of the likes of Versace’s Palazzo Versace, Bulgari’s Bulgari Lodge & Residences (which is a part of the LVMH Group), Missoni’s Lodge Missoni Kuwait, Armani’s Armani Lodge Dubai, The Karl Lagerfeld: Luxurious Macau Lodge and the Fendi Non-public Suites: Luxurious Lodge Rome in Metropolis Centre. As LVMH has already conquered the world of watches and wonder, hospitality appears to be the following in model enterprise line with their enlargement, maybe to accompany Cheval Blanc. The transfer would in the end lend itself to Louis Vuitton’s clientele residing in a totally conceptualised model expertise. In Might, voters in Beverly Hills rejected a proposal by Bernard Arnault’s LVMH to construct an ultra-exclusive resort on Rodeo Drive after the posh group spent “US$ 2.9 million on its marketing campaign to realize approval within the poll”, based on the Monetary Instances. Maybe Parisians might be extra welcoming to the concept?

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