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Louis Vuitton Materials Guide

Louis Vuitton always chooses high quality and fine materials for its creations and, for this reason its bags represent the symbols of refinement and supreme elegance. So, let’s see together which are the most popular materials of one of the most exclusive luxury brands in the world.


Monogram Canvas

Timeless Monogram Canvas

Certainly, Monogram Canvas is above all the symbol par excellence of Louis Vuitton since 1896. Lightweight, strong and flexible material, it is completely waterproof and highly resistant to surface scratches. And it is perfectly suitable for all kind of uses, from travel to contemporary lifstyles.

The monogram is one of the most recognizable symbols in the world for over 120 years. The distinctive LV monogram was an intuition of George Vuitton, Louis Vuitton’s son, who assumed the control of the company after his father’s death in 1982. He aquired a worldwide patent for a new design which incorporated his father’s initials, stars, and a small Fench wildflower motif. Unfortunately, the world patent has never completely deterred the copying of the Louis Vuitton designs and it is a prevailing problem which continues today.

Take a look at our short guide to learn how to recognize the authentic data code of Louis Vuitton:


Monogram Multicolore Canvas

The Monogram Multicolore Canvas displays the Louis Vuitton signature in 33 different colours.

The Monogram Multicolore canvas was created by japanese artist Takashi Murakami. Developed by Marc Jacobs for the 2003 Spring/Summer Louis Vuitton show, the Monogram Multicolore collection is now a pemanent line.

It is a re-interpretation of the famous Monogram canvas, with 33 silk-screened colors: a real technical masterpiece. A complete line of Louis Vuitton’s icons and new products is available with either black or a white background.


Monogram Mini Lin and Monogram Idylle Canvas

The Monogram Mini Lin canvas is a super lightweight material. Made of made of a blend of cotton and linen, is a small and colorfull version of the Monogram Canvas.

In 2010, The Mini Lin collection was reinvented and renamed to the Monogram Idylle Canvas collection. The canvas has been declined in three colors: “fusain”, “inchiostro” and “sepia”.


Monogram Vernis Leather

The Monogram Vernis collection is a vivacious, vivid and ultra-femine line. The collection includes bags and accessories in patent calfskin in a range of unusual colors which elegantly highlighted the classic monogram.


Damier Canvas

Created in 1888, the checkered Damier canvas is still contemporary over the decades. Its checkboard pattern and sober charm have made it timeless. In 1996, Louis vuitton relaunched a complete collection of bags and accessories for city and travel use. Today this pattern is available in two variants: Damier Ebène (timeless brown colourway) and Damier Azur (harmony of grey and beige) .

120 years after its launch, the Damier canvas takes on a more decisive character in a masculine way. Inspired by the black mineral, The Damier Graphite line evokes the “urban spirit” and its sober image created and elegant “city chic” statement.

This is a Louis Vuitton District MM messenger bag from the Damier Graphite collection. This black and gray pattern was released in 2008.

Epi Leather

The Epi leather is one of the icon of the Louis Vuitton brand for almost a century. The main feature of this leather is the textured and embossed finish inspired by the wheat fields that sway in the sun. Epi leather is a very durable material, water-resistant and hard-wearing.

In addition, another feature of this leather is the two-tone effect, obtained from a polish and a special colouring on the top of the grain.
The first Epi leather’s line born in 1985 as the first leather in their collection. Now,itt is available in a wide range of bright colors.


Suhali Leather

The Suhali leather is both supple and hard-wearing made from rare and hand-selected goatskin. Marc Jacobs designed this line of bags and accessories with extremely sophisticated details which remind the Louis Vuitton’s traditional trunks. Unfortunately, Suhali leather is discontinued. The only way to buy is pre-loved.

This exquisite le Fabuleux tote by Louis Vuitton is part of the Suhali Collection that was designed by Marc Jacobs. Now discontinued, it had a retail price of $3850


Taiga Leather

Introduced in the 90s, Taiga leather is one of the signature of Louis Vuitton. It is a fine cowhide leather with an understated grain and mainly used for briefcase and travel accessories.


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