In a fusion of haute couture and timeless luxury, LOUIS XIII Cognac and celebrated ready-to-wear designer LaQuan Smith introduce The LOUIS XIII x LaQuan Smith Collection. This collaboration is a marriage of centuries-old savoir-faire and cutting-edge fashion innovation, promising to redefine the very essence of a luxurious cognac experience.
At the heart of this exclusive collaboration are two bespoke accessories: THE DROP Chain Pouch and The Boudoir Gloves. Each piece is meticulously crafted to infuse the act of savoring LOUIS XIII Cognac with an unparalleled sense of high fashion, transcending the boundaries of traditional luxury.
The brainchild of this remarkable partnership is a captivating campaign titled “A Drop in Time by LOUIS XIII x LaQuan Smith,” a visual feast featuring visionary talents such as Director Greg Swales, and the incomparable Artistic Director of Fashion, Carine Roitfeld, with the radiant Jasmine Tookes as its star. This campaign embodies the essence of LOUIS XIII’s timeless spontaneity, seamlessly intertwined with LaQuan Smith’s avant-garde designs.
LaQuan Smith, renowned for his daring silhouettes and runway-ready innovation, expressed his excitement about this unprecedented collaboration, stating, “This partnership encapsulates innovation and redefines the LOUIS XIII tasting experience. This revolutionary collection is designed to spark conversation – merging high-fashion with the elegance of the Maison’s time-honored rituals.”
Echoing this sentiment, Carine Roitfeld, the Artistic Director of Fashion for the campaign, emphasized the transformative power of accessories, noting, “Accessories are the punctuation marks of style, they add distinct personality to the narrative of fashion.” Indeed, in the LOUIS XIII x LaQuan Smith campaign, every accessory serves as a testament to timeless allure, seamlessly blending LaQuan’s elegant designs with the Maison’s legacy of craftsmanship.
The centerpiece of the collection, THE DROP Chain Pouch, exudes opulence with its pure silver construction and intricate “metal-morphosis” design. Inspired by vintage flasks and bottles, this statement piece elevates the nomadic nature of LOUIS XIII THE DROP, encasing each 10ml bottle of cognac in a stunning latticework armor enclosure.
Complementing this exquisite pouch are The Boudoir Gloves, a tribute to LOUIS XIII’s traditional white glove service, reimagined with LaQuan Smith’s modern flair. Crafted from demure mesh and adorned with velvet detailing, these opera-length gloves exude sophistication and grace, offering a nod to the Maison’s heritage while embracing contemporary elegance.
The LOUIS XIII x LaQuan Smith Collection, offered as a set for $2,300, will be available in extremely limited quantities. This exclusive ensemble includes the coveted LOUIS XIII: THE DROP Collection Box, featuring five multi-colored 10ml bottles of LOUIS XIII Cognac, alongside THE DROP Chain Pouch and The Boudoir Gloves.
Pre-sale for The LOUIS XIII x LaQuan Smith Collection begins today, February 6th, 2024, via us.louisxiii-cognac.com. Commercial availability will follow in March, 2024, on us.louisxiii-cognac.com and laquansmith.com, ensuring that aficionados of both luxury and fashion can indulge in this unparalleled collaboration.
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