Dubai has an amazing treat for all the fashion lovers and for all those who love to explore fashion. “See LV” is the French luxury fashion house Louis Vuitton’s exhibition which is placed adjacent to the world’s tallest tower of the world, Burj Khalifa. The exhibition will be held till March 7, 2022.
The exhibition is Louis Vuitton’s third display and for this time in Dubai, after organizing two of them earlier in China. The first one was held in Wuhan in 2020, while the second one in Hangzhou in 2021.
Started from February 4, the exhibition will continue until March 7. The exact location of the display is next to the Dubai Fountain, which is adjacent to the Dubai Mall.
The showcase brings together a remarkable collection of contemporary looks, early twentieth-century trunks, artistic collaborations and iconic leather creations from the heritage house.
SEE LV allows visitors to discover the world of the luxury fashion label through immersive and interactive digital experiences.
To begin with, guests’ are welcomed by a portrait of young Louis Vuitton. The welcome portrait is designed by Refik Anadol, the artist who conceived the picture using artificial intelligence. Once the visitors step inside they can view a room which showcases a reverse-chronology of selected of men’s and women’s ready-to-wear pieces.
Then comes a display of men’s and women’s ready-to-wear pieces. It starts with a multi-hued straight-cut dress and square pillow high boots which are credited to Nicolas Ghesquiere. The designs created jointly with Italian design house, Fornasetti, belongs to Louis Vuitton’s autumn/winter 2021 collection.
A magnificent gown made by British fashion designer Charles Frederick Worth is placed next to a historical 1906 trunk. The setup signifies the brand’s years old relationship with fashion.
On moving ahead, we find a display wall with Louis Vuitton’s most iconic bags along with the images of their celebrity friends, including Alicia Vikander, Julianne Moore, Emma Stone and Regina King, placed on the back.
The exhibition also has a room which is dedicated to Louis Vuitton’s major contributions to the invention of luggage typologies, varying from the iconic Wardrobe trunk to 2020’s Louis Vuitton 2054 raincoat-tent.
The blankets utilized by moving companies to protect furniture were the inspiration behind embossed silver suit made in Monogrammed felt, which is part of See LV display from the autumn/winter 2021 menswear collection. The suit was produced using recycled materials, that consolidates the brand’s commitment towards the fashion in sustainable manner.
In addition, the pieces of the display works as a reminder of the late designer, Virgil Abloh, also recalls unconventional artist’s brilliance and exquisiteness.
In addition, a knitted sweater, matching shorts and double-faced wool shawl which was designed by Kim Jones for spring/summer 2012 can also be seen here. The apparel borrowed motivation from Masai motifs, thus they are colorful pieces of multicultural statement.
The clothing display is slightly sidelined by a wall of Louis Vuitton’s most notable handbags. From the Steamer and the Speedy to the Noe and Twist, the wall shows it all to the visitors. The bags are set against a background of images parading LV’s famous fans, including Alicia Vikander, Julianne Moore, Emma Stone and Regina King.
Further, there is a distinct room that presents with the Louis Vuitton’s evolution of luggage. The room is decorated with photos of the Maison’s contributions over the past one and a half centuries.
Virgil Abloh’s Airplane bag from the autumn/winter 2021-22 collection along with a transparent Keepall bag is also a part of display. The items are placed next to an Excelski trunk from 1923, which was smartly designed by Georges Vuitton as it can be easily attached to a vehicle’s luggage rack. On moving further to the third section of the exhibition, offers the rich history of brand’s iconic trademark, which was invented by Georges Vuitton in 1896.
All in all See LV is a perfect treat for fashionistas. Especially, all those who adorn Louis Vuitton must visit the amazing exhibition suspended on water.