Louis Vuitton and Christian Louboutin celebrates the LV Monogram. I know this sounds a bit contradicting, Louis Vuitton and Christian Louboutin are competitors in some aspects. They both make handbags, they both make shoes and they both compete at the same mainstream luxury market. All of a sudden, we see a collection from Louis Vuitton made by Christian Louboutin.
This time, it is a bit exceptional. Louis Vuitton celebrates 160th anniversary of its iconic and a bit boring Monogram. Why I said boring? First of all, I really love the iconic Monogram of Louis Vuitton, it does reflect the DNA of the brand and also the heritage. However, due to Louis Vuitton marketing strategy, we see Monogram products all over the places. It is too much! Similar to Mercedes AMG cars, they are state-of-art engineering but I don’t want to see them every 5-min. As a result of excessive exposure of the Monogram pattern, unfortunately I dislike it. Despite my dislike, an iconic collection from Louis Vuitton should be based on the Monogram pattern.
And LV did the same, Christian Louboutin created a collection that harmonised the ultra-thin stiletto heels of Christian Louboutin with Louis Vuitton bags. Personally, I really loved the collaboration, it is extremely rare to spot a collection like this. My personal opinion, this collection is more than a fashion collection. It represents, how two very well-known and competitive fashion brands ability to work together and create a collection that will be remembered for years.
Unfortunately, the downside of Louis Vuitton and Christian Louboutin collection is the price tag. They both harmonised their price tags as well!
You may find the collection here (http://icon.louisvuitton.com/#)