Louis Vuitton - Jio World Plaza - Women's Section
Louis Vuitton has opened its largest store in India at the Jio World Plaza in Mumbai, expanding the Maison’s presence within India and the South Asia region. Located in the prestigious Bandra Kurla Complex (BKC), it is also the largest international luxury store in the country – reflecting a long-standing bond between India and the Maison that dates over two decades, when Louis Vuitton opened its very first store in India.
Reflecting the timeless architectural concept first implemented at the Place Vendome store in Paris, the Mumbai flagship store brings to life a design spectrum that highlights local craftsmanship. The store features a façade made of honed and hammered Mocca cream stone, heightening the feeling of nature, combined with an intricate Louis Vuitton flower mesh made of metal.
Clients can discover a carefully curated selection of Women and Men including leather goods, shoes, accessories, and fragrances. Ready to Wear and Fine Jewellery are also available for the first time in Mumbai.
Louis Vuitton - Jio World Plaza - Private Salon
Celebrated Indian architect and designer Rooshad Shroff was commissioned to develop a new finish to an embroidered wooden panel – a signature of the designer. Displayed in the private client salon, this panel features French knots which combine traditional local techniques with French aesthetics.
Some of the key highlights within the men’s section include a bespoke table made from recycled Burma teak wood, which is hand painted before being polished to bring out an array of exquisite colours. Another highlight is a unique hand block printed wallpaper – handcrafted in Jaipur – which was developed in collaboration with French-born textile and embroidery entrepreneur, Maximiliano Modesti and Rooshad Shroff. As the clients browse the collections within the intimate and luxurious store, they will also come across pieces of furniture from notable designers and studios such as Phantom Hands and Demuro Das.
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