LVMH Annual Report

A U N I QU E A S S EM B LY O F C R E AT I V E TA L E N T

Louis Vuitton’s leadership around the world, the develop- ment of a collection of exceptional brands whose success is consolidated year after year, and its active support for young designers make LVMH a key player in the fashion and leather goods industry.

creative freedom, a source of perpetual renewal and innovation. By ensuring the right balance between new releases and iconic leather goods lines, the Maison continues to dazzle and surprise its customers, and to make its stores ever more inspiring.

New designers

An engaged industry leader

Working with the best designers, while respecting the spirit of each brand, is one of our strategic priorities. Our creative directors promote the Maisons’ identities, and are the artisans of their creative excellence and their ability to reinvent themselves.

LVMH has always been committed to supporting young designers and up-and-coming talent. The LVMH Prize for Young Fashion Designers was created to reaffirm this commitment. Each year, it recognizes one person’s outstanding creative talent. As a fashion industry leader, LVMH feels a duty to nurture the creative talent of the future. It also feels a duty to ensure the well-being of the fashionmodels whowork for its Maisons. This belief resulted in its decision to draft the Charter on Working Relations with Fashion Models and Their Well-Being.

The right balance of iconic products and innovation

Since 1854, Louis Vuitton’s success has been built on the flawless execution of its unique trunk-making expertise, its complete control over distribution and its exceptional

2018 Revenue by region (in %)

Other markets 8%

France 9%

Asia (excl. Japan) 31%

Europe (excl. France) 23%

Japan 11%

United States 18%

Profit from recurring operations € 5 ,943 m +21%

Operating investments € 827  m +47%

Number of stores 1 , 852 +5%

Revenue € 18 , 455 m +15% (1)

(1) On a constant consolidation scope and currency basis.

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