Louis Vuitton Time Capsule Exhibit, Singapore
27 October 2017

Louis Vuitton Time Capsule Exhibit, Singapore

Louis Vuitton’s Time Capsule Exhibition is a travelling exhibit, is now on its Singapore leg.  located at the exterior of the ION Orchard shopping mall,  right outside the Louis Vuitton boutique. Time Capsule features the Maison’s carefully curated picks of objects and documents from the archives that span over 160 years.

Vintage pieces are showcased alongside more contemporary pieces for juxtaposition, so that technological innovation and evolution become immediately noticeable. The exhibition illustrates Vuitton’s landmark moments, with a focus on 4 key aspects: the house codes, journeys around the world, elegance and beauty in motion, and its most iconic pieces.  Now, come along with me to each “room” in the exhibit!

Louis Vuitton and the Arts

This segment of the exhibit is pretty self-explanatory – a visual presentation focussed on several of Vuitton’s artist collaborations over the years. Here, we have the Monogram Cerises by Takashi Murakami, the Monogram Watercolour by Richard Prince, and of course, the most recent collection that’s currently in stores, the Masters Collection by Jeff Koons. 



Elegance in Motion


Ranging from cases for perfume, and whiskey, to macassar ebony wood cigar boxes (1998), jewellery boxes in Suhali leather (2005) and a tea box in epic leather (1989) these are the specially commissioned pieces by Vuitton clients.









The Key to the Codes


This part of the exhibit is dedicated to tracing the development of certain key elements that have, over time, become known as Vuitton’s House Codes, including the protective corners of the trunks, the double coated canvas, the Damier, Monogram, Grey Trianon, the beige and red stripes, and the Matellage.


Collaboration with Azzedine Alaia on the centennial edition of the Monogram Canvas

And of course many of you would recognise this from the FW17 LV x Supreme collaboration. Oh and guess what? The skateboard that you see here, was sold to a customer for a whopping SGD50,000!

Artisans Room

At the centre of this space, is a live demonstration of Vuitton artisans handcrafting and assembling the Petite Malle at their workstations.


The Great Journey Around the World 

Dedicated to Vuitton’s beginnings that stem from the spirit of transoceanic travel, this part of the exhibit is all about the evolution of travel trunks and and bunk beds, as well as the original steamer bag, showcased alongside the shearling backpack from the men’s Fall/Winter 13 collection designed by Kim Jones, which incorporates steamer bag’s handle.




The Boîte Promenade Malletage Stellaire trunk from FW15, as conceptualised by Nicolas Ghesquière


Magic Malle

And this, was possibly my favourite part of the exhibit: the Magic Malle Room 





The latest Kabuki trunk featuring the work of Kansai Yamamoto for Cruise 2018

I hope you enjoyed the visual extravaganza of the LV Time Capsule exhibit! If you’re in Singapore, it’s on till November 5th!

All images by Bag Addicts Anonymous