Louis Vuitton is bursting with a fresh bloom this season with a contemporary collection creating a sense of delicate femininity, highlighting the brand’s savoir-faire. The Monogram Flower is portrayed in both its jewellery and watches collections, and has been created using mother-of-pearl and ornamental stones, introducing elegant and classy touches.
The three-dimensional work on both the mother-of-pearl and stones allows the Monogram Flower to open its petals across the sautoir necklaces, pendants, bracelets and earrings in the collection. Grey or white mother-of-pearl and cornelian or tiger’s eye stones come together in a visual echo of Louis Vuitton’s trademark colours in warm shades of brown and gold.
This same softness is evident in the feel of the pieces themselves: hand-sculpted and polished, the stones and mother-of-pearl provide rounded contours, contrasting with the fine chains of yellow and pink gold. A gold nail similar to those used on Louis Vuitton’s trunks drives itself into the heart of certain petals. Set within a circle or a diamond shape, the Monogram Flower represents both the heritage and sophistication of the brand.
In its watch collection, bathed in pink or blue, the Monogram Flower at the centre of the Blossom watches is a feat of technical excellence. Each flower is hand-sculpted in three dimensions from a single piece of mother-of-pearl, after which shades of blue or pink are applied to the reverse side of each piece, again by hand, to create a delicate glowing effect. The finesse and delicate attention to detail of this craftsmanship allows the house to create exceptional watch faces.
Along with the mother-of-pearl flower as its centrepiece, each face also features diamonds in a steel design with a studded bezel and index, and a pink gold version with a snow-set face. Cases and indexes are also diamond-paved on the Tambour Spin Time and Tambour Monogram Tourbillon.
On the latter, one of the petals of the flower is replaced by the flower-shaped cage of the tourbillon, a movement created by the Fabrique du Temps Louis Vuitton. Similarly, the central flower of the Tambour Spin Time is surrounded by a series of rotating diamond-studded cubes allowing the time to be read.
A harmonious addition to the brand’s signature pieces, the Blossom Collection has allowed one of Louis Vuitton’s signature symbols to bloom into the world of fine jewellery.