GO-14 Bag, a milestone in the history of Louis Vuitton leather goods

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GO-14 Bag, a milestone in the history of Louis Vuitton leather goods

It is the bag that marks Nicolas Ghesquière's debut as Artistic Director of the Louis Vuitton Women's Collections and is in fact one of his first creations.
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It is the expression of multiple points of view: the inspiration of a stylist, the secrets of a creator of trunks, the ingenuity of a craftsman, the GO-14 is both the beginning and the end. It is the bag that marks Nicolas Ghesquière’s debut as Artistic Director of the Louis Vuitton Women’s Collections and is in fact one of his first creations. Codename “Ghesquière October 2014”, date of his first appearance on the catwalk.

He returns in 2023 with bold details of savoir faire such as the Malletage motif, characterized by diagonals that intersect with each other. The Malletage, the inner lining of historical travel trunks, ingeniously designed to keep documents firm and tidy during travel. Nicolas Ghesquière has rediscovered the skilful craftsmanship of this invisible luxury and has transformed it into a distinctive trait, a graphic code for clothes and accessories capable of making each piece unique and recognizable. An author’s signature.

“There are some universal codes that exist only in Louis Vuitton. It was just a matter of re-appropriating them and transferring them to a new context”.

Today, the GO-14 is a super soft quilted leather bag, finished with topstitching that highlights the curved design and velvety feel. It is available in all shades, from contrasting ones such as black and white, to diluted and warm shades that reveal the delicacy of the texture.

The creative process requires more than 20 steps, from patina treatment to ensure a satin or toasted finish that enhances the delicate color nuances, to the rounded padding that requires a highly precise technique to place the 17-meter-long upholstery.

It is a versatile bag that can be worn in different ways following each woman’s individual style: on the shoulder or across the body with the new jewel chain; on the arm or by hand, thanks to the chain that can also be doubled thanks to a brand new interlocking system, with two precious half rings. Finally, the handle reconfirms the bag as an eternal classic.

The GO-14 represents the undisputed testimony of craftsmanship. Symbol of the Maison’s illustrious historical heritage, the perfect harmonies of the GO-14 bag pay homage to the impeccable savoir-faire of the extraordinary Louis Vuitton ateliers.

 

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