Dalton: We’ve improved since the Louis Vuitton Cup
34th Americas Cup Louis Vuitton Cup Final Day 7 (Photo: ACEA/Photo Gilles Martin-Raget) Luna Rossa made the final of the Louis Vuitton Cup for the third time in the past four contests. The team won the Louis Vuitton Cup in 2000 and finished runner-up to the New Zealand team in Louis Vuitton Purses 2007. We are proud of what we achieved, said Luna Rossa skipper Max Sirena. No one was putting us in the Louis Vuitton Cup Final one-and-a-half years ago. Im proud of all the work done by the team. I said to the guys just before the finish that today starts the new challenge for the next Americas Cup.
China loves Louis Vuitton, and so will investors
Despite ads showing a ‘seamstress with linen thread’ and boasting of ‘infinite patience’, bags bearing the trademark pattern of an interwoven ‘L’ and ‘V’ are predominantly created by machine. Misleading: Despite ads showing a ‘seamstress with linen thread’, bags bearing the trademark interwoven ‘L’ and ‘V’ are predominantly created by machine The Advertising Standards Agency (ASA) will today ban both advertisements. Louis Vuitton has argued the ads pay ‘homage to the craftsmanship’ of its employees rather than an accurate depiction of the manufacturing process. Three people complained to the ASA, saying they did not believe the designer bags were made entirely by hand. And after being challenged by the ASA, the designers admitted that sewing machines had been used, but said production of the bags was ‘not automated’ and that there were over 100 stages in the making of each bag. The controversial ad showed a photo of a seamstress stitching the handle of a handbag, with the text reading: ‘The seamstress with linen thread and beeswax. The underthings that underpin M&S profits ‘A needle, linen thread, beeswax and infinite patience protect each over-stitch from humidity and the passage of time. ‘One could say that a Louis Vuitton bag is a collection of details.
How the Louis Vuitton Cup changed the sport
In a behind the scenes video released by Louis Vuitton, the 32-year-old is seen getting into character for her model moment: pouting, smiling, posing seriously and bursting into giggles, as the company’s large creative team looks on. Scroll down for video Model moment: Michelle Williams smoulders in Louis Vuitton’s autumn/winter 2014 campaign, but it took an army of hair-stylists, make-up artists and photography assistants to capture the perfect picture Perfect shot: With wine-colored lips and dark eyebrows, the actress models two of the French fashion house’s latest handbags, the W and the Capucines, while taking direction from famed photographer Peter Lindbergh ‘It’s like falling in love, I fall in love with characters like falling in love in life,’ said Ms Williams during the shoot. ‘I don’t try and mastermind it, I hope to try and stay very present and open to what is moving me in the moment. And generally that tends to be something that’s challenging. If it’s not challenging, then why do it?’ she added. The campaign marks Ms Williams’ first major fashion endorsement, aside from a brief spell as an ambassador for Band of Outsiders for spring/summer 2012.
iPhone Leaks Can Buy You a Louis Vuitton Bag, If You’re Smart
Philip Elmer-Dewitt over at Fortune says the finance magazine contacted Sonny Dickson via Skype to ask him about his iPhone leaks, but also about himself. A cagy Dickson tells Fortune hes old enough to drink, with Dewitt pointing out that the legal drinking age in Melbourne is 18. Hes not exactly open about his sources either, telling the publication that he has some contacts who simply work for Apple in China. Asked about the money hes made with his iPhone leaks, Dickson said, I could go over to Louis Vuitton today and buy one of their bags with the money I made this month. He admits the money he’s earned got him a lot of hate, but he also makes his cash from fixing iPhones and iPods. However, this summer he’s also made a handsome profit from selling iPhone 5C cases, which fetch $250 / 190 apiece, he says. Dickson says IPs from Apples headquarters hit his web site more than 900 times last month, adding that U.S. Homeland Security visited 67 times. Some people think I may be breaking the law, but they don’t really know what I do, he tells the magazine.
From girl-next-door to smouldering Louis Vuitton model: Behind the scenes of Michelle Williams’ first fashion campaign
Bertrand recounted the battle against Conner: “The first team to win four heats would walk away with the oldest trophy in the world. We were down 1-3 and couldn’t afford any more mistakes. Even so, we missed our start and took off several lengths behind the Americans – it couldn’t have looked any worse. But we were ready for war, and we summoned up the strength to come back 2-3, and then equalize at 3-3.” On Sept. 26, 1983, Bertrand carried off a victory that was celebrated for months in Australia and lamented for four years in America (until Conner won the trophy back in 1987). Conner said that the Louis Vuitton Cup always provided great preparation for the America’s Cup races and that winning the Cup back from Australia was one of the greatest moments of his life. “We were hailed as heroes back in the United States,” Conner said.
“Chinese consumers have buoyed and kept the luxury markets around the world solvent,” said Shaun Rein, Shanghai-based managing director of the China Market Research Group. In addition to clamoring for designer goods at stores in Shanghai, Beijing and Hong Kong, Chinese tourists have dominated sales at flagship locations on New York’s Fifth Avenue and throughout Europe, where the goods are about 30% cheaper than they are on mainland China. A Louis Vuitton boutique in London was recently forced to limit shoppers to three purchases to make sure they would have enough left, said Kirk Cheyfitz, CEO of global marketing agency Story Worldwide, at the Bloomberg China Investment Strategies conference earlier this month. Playing the trend CLSA forecasts that China will become the world’s largest market for luxury goods over the course of the next decade, accounting for 44% of global sales by 2020, from 15% today. Emerging markets are hot: Place your bets Though they do take a hit during economic downturns, Magoon Capital Chief Executive Christian Magoon said the luxury brand companies are still sound investments. “Luxury brand companies are solid investments over the long term because it’s very difficult for new players to enter the space,” Magoon said. “These brands have tradition and status that makes them unique and gives them the ability to price things as high as they want.” Chinese buyers are Louis Vuitton’s biggest customers already, according to CLSA, and sales will likely keep growing alongside an increase in the number of Chinese millionaires.
When asked to quantify that improvement, the Emirates Team New Zealand managing director became evasive. Its a number, he said without revealing the amount. For Emirates Team New Zealand, the Cup final is the promised land. The team has featured in every Americas Cup Match since 1995, save for the Deed of Gift match in 2010. That means the upcoming 2013 final is the fifth appearance for the Kiwi team, which has won twice and lost twice in the past 18years.
Louis Vuitton ads banned after design house misled customers by suggesting its bags were hand-stitched
by Lauren Valenti | 1:05 pm, June 10th, 2013 The term designer musical chairs has been thrown around a lot this year, but this latest bit of news, a potential new chapter for the ongoing Balenciaga saga , brings the expression to a whole new level. According to Fashionista , a reliable source has said that Nicolas Ghesquiere is in serious talks with LVMH and that the designer will definitely succeed Marc Jacobs . The Art of Packing The Perfect Suitcase As Told By Louis Vuitton by PopSugar Fashion | 12:31 pm, June 7th, 2013 Louis Vuitton started out as a trunkmaker to the European elite, so who would know more about packing the perfect suitcase? At last nights event to celebrate the new personalization atelier in the brands SoHo store (you can get everything from a luggage tag to a purse to a trunk painted or hot-stamped), he demonstrated how exactly to fit a weeks worth of wardrobe into one suitcase petite enough to go in an overhead compartment. WATCH: Were Not Sure We Get Louis Vuittons New Video by Hilary George-Parkin | 12:50 pm, April 18th, 2013 If you thought that the big money real estate on Boardwalk and Park Place was as sophisticated as board games could get, think again. Louis Vuitton pays homage to the low-tech pastimes of billiards, chess, cards, dominos, and more in their latest animated film. Why, you ask?