LOUIS VUITTON’S ‘TIME CAPSULE BANGKOK’

Thailand’s fashion scene is becoming more widely recognised at the international level, for certain. Why else would Louis Vuitton (LV), one of the crème de la crème of luxury brands, choose the city of Bangkok for the debut of its exclusive exhibition of the year?

The exhibition, titled ‘Time Capsule Bangkok’, is taking place at Parc Paragon, Siam Paragon Shopping Centre from today until 25th September 2017. It is an unprecedented opportunity to view rarely seen signature items normally sitting in its archives in Paris, and we know connoisseurs of luxury brands will not want to miss this.

Visitors will know the time capsule by its unique ultra-modern, silver exterior. The Time Capsule Bangkok demonstrates the ways in which LV anticipated the needs and desires of a changing lifestyle over its 160-year history, by using a visual timeline of landmark moments in the LV story that are separated into five sections:

  • The Code of the House This display traces back to LV’s very first trunk designs, and reveals the stories behind their distinctive design features.

  • Journeys around the World: This section reveals how LV focused on the concept of meeting the travel demands with new forms of transport, thus enabling it to spread its wings of fashion throughout the world.

  • Elegance and Beauty in Motion: It is interesting to realize how LV luggage has become a symbol of fashion and social status, and see examples of LV customers travelling in high style.

  • The Icons of the House: LV’s most memorable and iconic creations are available for close-up viewing. These splendid milestones of fashion acted as the stairway to success for LV over the past century-and-a-half, and are not usually for public viewing.

  • A Celebration of Louis Vuitton’s Past and Present Links with Thailand: Thais will especially appreciate seeing these two items: the special order ‘Boite Flacon’ in Yellow Epi produced in 2006 to celebrate the 60th Anniversary of His Majesty the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s accession to the throne, and the special-order Watch Trunks designed by HRH Princess Sirivannavari Nariratana in 2008 in collaboration with LV to raise funds for the Chaipattana Foundation.

The exhibition takes place from today to 25th September 2017 during 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. with free admission. Visitors will receive a set of glamorous postcards as a keepsake.


Text by Rangsimun Kitchaijaroen
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