Wednesday, 9 December 2015

Louis Vuitton Series 3 Exhibition

Sometime December last year, I've upgraded my entire blog layout and promised a more frequent update. 

It didn't happen. 

I lied. 

I'm sorry. 

No, not really.


So here's to fulfil the quota for the year. 

I've visited Singapore a couple of days back. 
The main purpose of my trip was to watch Cirque du Soleil. 
It was a circus performance consisting of mostly acrobatics acts.

I think my expectations were too high due to the good reviews I've heard prior to the show so it was just OK for me. 

But nevermind, today, our focus is not on that. 

It's about this :

Christine (or Ah Pon, we call her), my buddy/hostess for my entire trip suggested that we visit this exhibition cuz her husband refused to go with her.

I'm not an LV fan to be honest but why not.

Plus, it's free admission anyway!

Upon entry, we were greeted with a really cute guy in a pair of nice black suit with white shirt and black tie who helped to take this pic for us. 

^ From the left : Pei Anne, me, and Ah Pon. 
This is not a really good pic but I just wanted to tell you about that cute guy. 
No, I don't have his pic, unfortunately. LOL

So he walked us until the counter and went back to his initial position.
I remember one of the girls whispered, "So you're not gonna bring us around?".
Girls will be girls.

We opted for a guided tour with a bunch of other people. 
She started off by bringing us through the previous series 
(Series 1 : Past, Series 2 : Present, Series 3 : Future) 
and the past locations of this exhibition 
(London > Singapore).

This exhibition was centered around the creative process of Nicolas Ghesquière, LV's current creative director, for the Autumn-Winter 2015/2016 collection for LV and how the entire collection was executed.

Say hello to LV's latest logo x 6.

It's not new, it was digged out from the archive by Ghesquière and he decided to revive it. 

Master Mind
A giant opened trunk was placed in the center of this room.
In the middle of the trunk were hologram projections of his designs and inspirations. 
Pretty cool, really.

^ Cool, right, right, right?
Full video here.

The trunk is surrounded by screens of more of Ghesquière's designs and inspirations.

^ The OCD in me absolutely loved how seamless this is. LOL
Full video here.

The exhibition was spread across 2 floors. 
At the lift lobby, we were greeted by model Marte Mei Van Haaster's sculpture, Ghesquière's muse for this entire exhibition.

^ The details in this sculpture was amazing - From the hair, zippers, folds and to the shoes.
I love how her butt was sunken into the box and her legs protruding out. 
So weird, so cool. 

Artists' Hands
Screens were placed on the tables, facing upwards.
Videos of how bags were made at the scale of 1:1 were played in an endless loop, as though we're the ones making the bags.

Unfortunately, I didn't take any pics in this room because I thought I would have time to come back again to watch the entire video (it was supposed to be about 30 mins).
So, you get a picture from the brochure instead. LOL

Infinite Show
This room was like a mock fashion show, with multiple screens showing models walking the runway at the scale of 1:1.

The tour guide said that this room was built because invitations were limited to watch the actual show and basically mere mortals like us usually won't get the chance but heyyy, you can watch it here instead.

^ On and on and on and on and on
Full video here.

Accessories Gallery
This was my favourite room. 
Mostly because it was filled with more of the amazing sculptures of Marte Mei Van Haaster adorned with LV accessories.

^ Full video here

Walk in Wardrobe
I think the name is pretty self-explanatory. LOL

^This set was worn by the sculpture near the lift earlier.

A Tale of Craftsmanship
This room was where they flew in staffs from France to demonstrate how LV bags were made.


^ Full video here

The tragic part of this was that they will destroy all the bags that they have produced during this exhibition.
Can you feel the pain?

Before we leave, we were given 2 alphabet stickers (of our choice) + 2 handbags stickers (of our choice) + 1 poster. 

And that's the end of the tour!

This exhibition wasn't in my initial itinerary but it was really the highlight of my entire trip.
And I didn't even have to fork out a single cent.
Ah, the irony.
But I guess the best things in life are the ones money can't buy.

ps, I tried to update the comment widget to allow Facebook account comment but I gave up after awhile since I'm just gonna post once a year right? 

Perhaps til' next year,
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