10 posts tagged with Videos

By now, more or less every handbag lover in the world should be aware of the Yayoi Kusama for Louis Vuitton collection, called Infinitely Kusama, that launched yesterday in New York with a star-studded party. We’ve already given you a rundown of the collection’s bags and accessories, and now we have the cute lil’ collection video to take you into lunchtime. The retro music, amateur dancing and bobbed model all remind me of the Jack Rabbit Slim’s scene in Pulp Fiction where Uma Therman so famously did the twist, and although that’s not the reference they were going for, it still makes me smile.

If you’ve been jonesing for Kusama, you can now peruse the collection on Vuitton’s website. For purchasing, you’ll still have to head in to your local boutique. Do you plan on buying anything from the collection? (more…)

First released in 1975, it’s been decades since the Hermes Passe-Guide Bag graced the shelves of an Hermes retail store, but the heavily hardwared bag made a comeback for Spring 2012 and will be produced …

Sometimes designers’ motivations behind the images they choose to represent their brands can be impenetrably opaque, but other times, the general idea is pretty obvious. Everyone understood immediately where Prada’s 1950s-car-culture-inspired Spring 2012 collection came from, for example, and the motivations behind the runway show and campaign for Louis Vuitton Fall 2012 are equally clear. Vuitton has been focusing its brand toward travel for seasons now, and in that context, having a functional locomotive on your catwalk is not exactly a mystery wrapped in an enigma.

Even so, a behind-the-scenes peek is always fun, particularly when it’s narrated by Marc Jacobs and contains lots of close-up looks at the accessories and clothes from a collection that was rife with texture and variation. The one thing I don’t understand about the video, though, is when Jacobs said that the collection had a lightness to it. To me, long wool and leather topcoats, giant hats and two to four bags per model is anything but light, even if that’s not exactly a criticism. Check out the video, straight from Louis Vuitton, above.

Did you miss last fall’s documentary on Hermes craftsmanship and the people who make it possible? So did we, but fret not, the Internet is a wondrous place full of second chances. (And cat pictures. Second chances and cat pictures.) If you’d like a chance to peer behind the curtain and see what happens in Hermes workshops and meet the people who make the world’s finest leather goods, Hermes.com now has the documentary, in its entirety, available for streaming. For a little taste of what it offers, check out the teaser above. If you decide to watch it, we guarantee you that this is the only thing you’ll ever get for free from the Hermes website.

Usually, Louis Vuitton artist collaborations are easy to describe. The French brand tends to err on the side of big, bold, graphic visuals, and subtlety usually isn’t a common trait among its collections with the likes of Stephen Sprouse and Takashi Murakami. To say that the twee, low-fi animation of the brand’s recent video, The Great Journey of Little Bagcharms, is unexpected would be an understatement. It’s a good kind of unexpected, though.

Vuitton teamed up with artist Christian Borstlap to animate this short film to fete the launch of the new Louis Vuitton Montgolfiere Bag Charm, a hot air balloon carrying a classic trunk. Even if you have little interest in the charm itself, the video’s old school line drawings and the sweet song that accompanies them are a nice little respite from your lunchtime food coma. Check out a larger picture of the charm and pricing information after the jump. (more…)

Images via Fashionista.com

Handbag lovers often get the shaft on the runway, but when it comes time to move some product and keep the company in the black (namely, ad season), brands are all about giving us lots of pretty pictures of exactly what we want to see. If you needed any convincing of that fact, just take a look at Prada‘s new Resort 2012 ads from the lovely ladies of Fashionista.com.

The shots, featuring model Lea Seydoux, at times literally feature more clutches than one person can hold. There’s great variety among the bags too – bright exotics, ruched leather flap bags, bejeweled box clutches. If you don’t look closely, you might miss a great piece, but don’t stop at the bags. Prada’s brand new jewelry line, launching next month, is also represented heavily. And are those a couple of Prada Bear Bag Tricks that I see? More photos and a behind-the-scenes video, after the jump. (more…)

As you guys know, I’m a little obsessed with ad campaigns. Not only do the big brands almost always give bags and accessories a front-and-center showcase, but fashion ads allow us a bit of a closer look at the story behind a collection and how a designer invisions his or her clothing. For fashion junkies, ads are more than just ads.

Thankfully, brands are starting to catch on to our interest, so not only are they releasing the images early, but they’re also giving us a behind-the-scenes peek at what goes in to a successful campaign. We’ve got both images and video (including an interview from Vuitton creative director Marc Jacobs) from Louis Vuitton‘s beautiful, drenched-in-vintage ads after the jump. Bonus factoid: The campaign was shot in Brooklyn. (more…)

Because Monday was a holiday, we skipped Man Bag Monday this week, but that doesn’t mean we don’t appreciate our male audience. Au contraire! And for our female audience, we figured you would probably appreciate the male model eye candy in this behind-the-scenes look at preparations for the Louis Vuitton Spring 2012 Men’s show. And who doesn’t need a little pick-me-up on a lazy Thursday afternoon? It’s almost the weekend, ladies and gents.

Let’s face it, some brands make fairly stupid promo videos. In fact, a lot of them do, probably out of a desire to seem edgy or different in such a way that you might want to spend lots of money on their products in hopes of making yourself cool by association. We post them anyway, mostly because they give consumers a little peek into a season’s new bags that is often more telling than stock photos alone.

That’s why we were pleasantly surprised to see Botkier’s Spring 2011 video. Not only does the clip do a good job of setting us in a warm spring mood, but it’s a bit of a look into how lookbooks and advertising are shot, as well as giving you some serious hints at Spring 2011’s bags. Pay special attention to the neon green Ava crossbody with gunmetal hardware – I saw it in person at Botkier’s showroom in October, and I have to have it for spring.

Short films as seasonal promos have become the thing to do in fashion over the past few seasons (we probably have Karl Lagerfeld to thank for that), and Hermes is the latest brand to jump on the bandwagon (or, by the looks of this video, jump on the horse-drawn cart) with “La Vie Comme Un Conte” for Fall/Winter 2010. The video is under two minutes and focuses largely on handbags and accessories, which seems like the perfect way to begin the weekend to us. (more…)