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Louis Vuitton ’s excellent performance was driven by its momentum in all its creative areas, and reflected an ideal balance between the vitality of its iconic product lines and the contribution of fresh new designs. Opening a new chapter for its Menswear collections, Virgil Abloh’s first runway show in June was met with an enthusiastic welcome. Continuing a longstanding tradition of artistic friendships, the collaboration between Creative Director of Womenswear Nicolas Ghesquière and stylist Grace Coddington featured a playful assortment of animals across a collection of handbags, accessories and footwear. In leather goods, a new line – NewWave – made its debut, and the iconic Twist, Capucines and Néonoé models were revisited. The first Louis Vuitton fragrances for men were launched, while the women’s perfume collection was expanded. With the launch of its most recent creation, Attrape-Rêves, actress Emma Stone became the star of Louis Vuitton’s first fragrance film.
– Certified exotic leathers for Heng Long and LVMH
LVMH’s global policy on animal well-being and breeding conditions is at the forefront of crocodile leather supply regulations, since the Group has launched a brand new standard. The new criteria were developed and approved by a committee of technical specialists, including independent organization NSF International. The new certification, which reinforces the tannery’s existing traceability requirements, has already been awarded to three farms that supply Heng Long, LVMH’s wholly owned, Singapore-based tannery. LVMH intends to ensure that all the farms supplying Heng Long are certified by 2020.
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