In celebration of Le French May’s 25th anniversary and the 20th anniversary of the HKSAR, Louis Vuitton has unveiled its “Time Capsule” exhibition — a journey that revisits landmark innovations in technology and design through the history of the luxury House. Traveling from 1854 to the present day, the story has been told using rare and celebrated objects selected from the Louis Vuitton archive.
As advances in transport have accelerated our ability to travel, Louis Vuitton has responded with imaginative and ingenious creations anticipating the needs and desires of a changing world over 160 years.
With free entry, “Time Capsule” begins with French artisans demonstrating traditional leatherwork skills that remain as relevant today as they have in the past century. The exhibition then follows a visual timeline of landmark moments in LV’s story, focusing on five key aspects such as the Codes of the House, Journeys around the World, Elegance and Beauty in Motion, Icons of the House, and a Celebration of the House’s Past and Present links with Hong Kong.
Overall, the exhibition offers unprecedented access to some of the most valuable pieces from Louis Vuitton’s archives, in addition to featured work from Vivienne Westwood, Marc Jacobs, Yayoi Kusama, Takashi Murakami, Christian Louboutin and Rei Kawakubo. Furthermore, specially curated artworks by local Hong Kong artists will be showcased as well.
Time Capsule, Hong Kong
April 22 to May 14
Open Daily 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
Statue Square Gardens, Chater Road, Central
Be sure to also check out LV’s recent Hong Kong pop-up shop as well.
- Photography:Stanley Cheng