We all know about the Petite Malle, one of Nicolas Ghesquiere’s key contributions to the quietly revamped French luxury house, that was (and still is) one of Louis Vuitton’s biggest hits, both on and off the runway. Fittingly, to celebrate Singapore’s upcoming Golden Jubilee (or #SG50, in hashtag speak), Louis Vuitton will be releasing not one but two limited edition Petite Malle bags just for the celebrations.
The first one most of you have already seen, in Monogram Canvas, comes trimmed with a hue that I’m calling Singapore-red (officially it’s called Royal Rouge) and finished with gold hardware. Limited to just 38 pieces and priced at SGD7050, you could probably start wait-listing for this stunner of a bag now at LV’s Island Maison at Marina Bay Sands.
The second one is the luxurious red alligator skin Petite Malle that comes trimmed instead in black with the accompanying sling in the same colour. Finished with gold-tone hardware, this particular piece is limited to just 9 pieces (9 being the date of Singapore’s National Day on 9 August). Priced at a whopping SGD48,500 apiece, it’s clearly targeted at the consummate collector that must own every Petite Malle ever made.
For everyone else (and those keen on the first Petite Malle), you can view them all at a special Petite Malle exhibition that kicks off on 3 August 2015 at Louis Vuitton Island Maison, where its craftsmanship will be showcased.Accessories
To mark Singapore’s upcoming Golden Jubilee (or #SG50, in layman speak), Louis Vuitton has a launched a series of special products and services specially created to fête our 50 years as a nation. For starters, Louis Vuitton has partnered with students from SOTA to create 3 beautiful illustrations (one of which is above shown above) that you can have painted onto your Louis Vuitton trunk, a service that will also only be available at Louis Vuitton Island Maison at Marina Bay Sands.
There’s also a specially designed Tambour Monogram (25 pieces only, SGD3800apiece), a Singapore edition of Ruben Toledo’s Artist Edition which features 15 drawings signed and numbered by the artist (1 box set only, SGD8800), as well as this, the Monogram Rouge Petite Malle trimmed with a colour so red that it’s something all Singaporeans can easily identify with. Only 38 pieces ever made, each Petite Malle will come with a matching bright red leather sling and engraved with the words ‘Limited Edition Singapore Jubilee 2015‘ on the inside. Priced at SGD7050apiece, you can reserve them now at Louis Vuitton boutiques at MBS, Ngee Ann City or ION Orchard where they’ll be released for sale sometime in late June/early July.