COATED CANVAS LOUIS VUITTON TRUNKS (MARK)

ENCYCLOPEDIA OF LOUIS VUITTON FABRICS

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Louis Vuitton has never ceased to develop its fabrics. 

 

The first were united , then checkered , and the famous LV canvas better known today under the name of " monogram ", these fabrics crossed the eras.

 

The first were woven, then printed with a stencil, then printed with screen printing to become today's canvas.

 

The fabrics evolved well between 1858 with the gray Vuitton canvas Trianon united and 2010 with the Murakami canvas .

 

They have come a long way, they have evolved at the same time as French industry, chemicals and technology.

 

Read also: How to maintain and clean your collector's trunk

 


DEFINITION: MARK

Depending on the technique and the materials used and the time, the canvas presents variations in textures and colors, which collectors and professionals call "Mark" brands, we spot them referenced in our encyclopedia below.

 

Note: The "Mark" corresponds to the typography, the colors used can deteriorate and skate depending on the exposure  (humidity, UV ...) which explains a multitude of hues for the same Mark.

CANVAS OF OLD TRUNKS

TRIANON

antique louis vuitton trianon trunk

Trianon gray canvas - Coated

 

Louis Vuitton hat trunk

Appeared in 1854 gray Trianon trunk trunk mail room

 

Appeared in 1854, the oldest coating existing on Louis Vuitton trunks is a hemp canvas painted in oil in gray known as "Trianon gray".

RUSTIC

rustic raw canvas Louis Vuitton hat trunk

 

Strong raw linen canvas with waterproof satin finish

 

Available in Beige and Brown in solid color

 

Louis Vuitton  hat box

rustic raw canvas Louis Vuitton hat trunk

 

STRIPED

1872 Striped canvas - Woven trunk trunk louis vuitton

Striped canvas - Woven

 

Brown and red striped canvas appearances.

 

Louis Vuitton mail trunk

 

Louis vuitton brown and red striped canvas

 

Striped canvas antique louis vuitton trunk

Striped canvas - Woven

 

Louis Vuitton 1886 mail trunk

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It presents variations of brown and beige hues

WOVEN CHECKERBOARD

Checkered canvas - Woven 

 

Mail trunk Louis Vuitton 1889

Canvas in brown and beige shades.

CHECKERBOARD STENCIL

1888 Tropical coated checkered canvas trunk louis vuitton

Tropical coated checkered canvas - Stencil

 

 The beige checkerboard of yellow color that is also called tropical.

 

Louis Vuitton 1889 tall courier trunk

tropical canvas trunk trunk louis vuitton

 Mark II  

 

These beige, brown, printed versions preserve in trompe-l'oeil the appearance of a weaving of mats, while allowing the rhythmic appearance of the mention "L. Vuitton registered trademark"

 

 

 

old louis vuitton checkered stencil trunk

Dark checkered canvas  - Stencil

 

Most popular color.

 

Louis Vuitton cabin trunk 1890

1888 Dark checkered canvas vuitton luggage

 

Mark I

Louis Vuitton cabin trunk damier leather border

 

Louis Vuitton 1895 cabin trunk

old vuitton checkered canvas

 

Mark II

 

"SPIDER" PATINA

Spider checkered canvas Louis Vuitton trunk

It is the patina of time, The web is expanded and the pigments of the surface layer (checkerboard) have separated giving this "spider web" appearance. Not to be confused with a cracked canvas. 

 

Indeed the so-called Spider canvas does not crumble and is always perfectly waterproof, it is only a change of position of the paint molecules. The patina obtained is not on the whole surface, nor homogeneous. It only concerns a certain area, giving it a crazy charm.


MONOGRAM


WOVEN MONOGRAM

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LV monogram canvas - Woven

  

Louis Vuitton 1899 courier trunk

Monogram canvas is created in 1896 woven louis vuitton trunk trunk

The Monogram canvas was created in 1896 by Georges Vuitton , son of Louis Vuitton. It is a woven canvas with a jacquard loom, two-tone linen threads, one ecru, the other sienna, which brings out the design in monochrome. Resistant canvas but also very flexible and, therefore difficult to work, stick to rye flour and dextrin, it will be eaten by hungry rats.

The complexity of the implementation will lead to the abandonment definitively because it is too difficult to work.

 

 

COATED MONOGRAM STENCIL

1904 Monogram canvas Vuitton mail trunk

Monogram LV Canvas - Stencil

 

Monogram LV golden yellow

 

Louis Vuitton 1906 tall courier trunk

vuitton trunk mark 1

 Mark I

From 1904, the Monogram canvas is transposed into a printed version to follow the evolution of the coating materials: the appearance of Pegamoid coating resin in fact reverses the ornamental technique since the canvas, this time devoid of pattern, is d 'first coated and then receives its decoration of rosettes and monograms This decoration is then stenciled in yellow-beige on a brown background, to restore the original damask pattern. Until 1959 the canvases will be stenciled.

1910 Color Monogram Canvas

 

Even if anecdotal, the colored monogram trunk is part of the Louis Vuitton heritage.

 

Louis Vuitton 1916 car trunk

Louis vuitton blue monogram

 

Mark I Blue

 

Rare colored Monogram canvas developed between the years 1910 and 1930,  declined after Louis Vuitton, in green, red and blue. But to this day only this trunk exists.

louis vuitton mark 2 courier trunk

Lemon yellow LV monogram 

 

Louis Vuitton 1914 low mail trunk

canvas vuitton trunk trunk stencils mark 2

 

Mark II

canvas louis vuitton trunk trunk stencils mark 3

 

Mark III

Monogram LV mark 4

 

Louis vuitton cabin trunk

1912 Monogram canvas stencils Louis Vuitton low mail trunk 1925 mark 4

 

Mark IV

 

Louis Vuitton cabin trunk

Less contrasting and more discreet canvas

 

Cabin trunk  Louis Vuitton 1935

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Mark V

Monogram canvas stencils LV 1950 louis vuitton

Latest edition very intense bright yellow stencils, light chocolate brown background.

 

it is the most contrasting of paintings

 

 Suitcase door Louis Vuitton 1952

canvas louis vuitton trunk trunk stencils mark 6

 

Mark VI

 

 

PLAIN VUITTONITE CANVAS

 

Vuittonite is a thick coated canvas originally developed for automotive luggage. It will quickly seduce customers for its sobriety, and its wide range of colors. Most popular paintings.

 

Louis vuitton cabin trunk orange vuittonite canvas

Orange vuittonite canvas

it is the most popular canvas

 

Louis Vuitton 1912 cabin trunk

vuitton hat trunk plain yellow vuittonite canvas

Yellow vuittonite canvas

Take orange reflections following UV exposure.

 

Louis Vuitton hat box

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Red Vuittonite canvas

It is the rarest present on certain automobile trunk and certainly the most sought after.

 

Malle Albert Kahn Louis Vuitton 1929

Pastel Yellow Vuittonite Canvas

Grain "pigskin"

It is a very rare canvas. Very little produced

 

Louis Vuitton automobile trunk

louis vuitton vuittonite brown plain color cabin trunk

Brown vuittonite canvas

 

 Louis Vuitton Cabin trunk

 

Green vuittonite automobile trunk

Green vuittonite canvas 

 

 Louis Vuitton automobile trunk

louis vuitton beige canvas trunk

Beige vuittonite canvas

Not to be confused with the Trianon canvas,

mainly used for car trunk.

 

 Louis Vuitton automobile trunk

Small Louis Vuitton automobile trunk black vuittonite canvas

Black Vuittonite canvas

it is the canvas intended mainly for the car trunk also the canvas the rependu

 

 Louis Vuitton automobile trunk

VUITTONITE GRAIN TYPE

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Vuittonite Grain "grief" 

The most common available in many colors

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Vuittonite Grain " pigskin"

Very rare, see very rare

Light Vuittonite 

Produced in the 1950s 

Not very widespread, succession of small point, no longer has the appearance of leather. 

vuitton trunk tweed canvas

 

1950 Tweed Canvas 

Created during the 1950s and 1960s, the Tweed canvas was part of the house's offering for retail and sample trunks. 

vuitton trunk tweed canvas

Created during the 1950s and 1960s, the Tweed canvas was part of the house's offering for retail and sample trunks. 


OLD INTERIOR CANVAS

Louis Vuitton canvas paper trunk interior

The first fabrics were in speckled paper

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Then in paper or striped fabric 

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different beige color in canvas fabrics

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Vuittonite canvas in mustard orange color. 

 

This canvas dressed the inside of wardrobes , shoe trunks, secretary trunks .

 

Typical grain.

 

beige marbled vuittonite around 1935

Beige Vuittonite canvas, marbled effect 

 

This limited edition canvas was mainly used in rigid suitcases .


QUILTING TAPE

 Capiton violet trunk louis vuitton

 

Purple   capiton

 

 Capiton blue white red trunk louis vuitton

 

Blue / White / Red ribbon

one of the rarest, produced only for 1 year

 

Ribbon due capiton signed Louis Vuitton 

old capiton trunk vuitton

Also exists in unsigned

 

 


MODERN PVC CANVAS


louis vuitton pvc high courier trunk

Monogram Canvas - PVC

 

Modern LV monogram says PVC

 

Waterproof, still on cotton canvas, the printed induction is in pvc. This new canvas is extremely resistant.

 

 Louis Vuitton mail trunk

 

 

1959 Monogram Canvas - PVC trunk trunk vuitton price

 

 

 

 

1998 Louis Vuitton Ebene checkered canvas

1996  Ebene checkered canvas - PVC 

Reissued in 1996 to celebrate the centenary of Monogram canvas, Louis Vuitton brings Damier canvas up to date. Designed in 1888 by Georges Vuitton.

Graffiti Stephen Sprouse (1953/2004) Vuitton Trun Trunk

2001 Graffiti - PVC

Stephen Sprouse (1953/2004)

Né en 1953, Sprouse fut un précurseur de la tendance punk et pop des années 1980. Ami et grand admirateur d'Andy Warhol, il s'imposa par son style new-yorkais et urbain, mélange d'art, de rock music et de mode. et par sa palette de couleurs explosives.

For his Spring-Summer 2001 show, Marc Jacobs asks Stephen Sprouse to tag the icons of Louis Vuitton. Steedy, Keepall, hat box: the artist reinterprets the brand's classics and is extremely successful. It was also during this period that the artist had the idea of the "green" and "pink" motif, which he declined on the catwalk. Sprouse died in 2004, but the Fall-Winter 2006-2007 show put him back in the spotlight and printed his previously unseen Leopard motif on ready-to-wear and accessories. On the occasion of the first retrospective exhibition of the American's work at the Deitch Gallery in New York in January 2009, Marc Jacobs wanted to pay a new tribute to the artist.Louis Vuitton is thus reviving its punk and fluorescent glamor with an even stronger version of Graffiti reinterpreted as well on leather goods as ready-to-wear, shoes, accessories and jewelry.

2002 Multicolore white - PVC trunk trunk vuitton

 

 

2002 Multicolor White - PVC 

Marc Jacobs collaborates to reinvigorate the iconic brand in 2002 with Takashi Murakami, it was a huge success, bringing worldwide notoriety to the artist and the brand.

Superfluous artistic movement, a style that fuses traditional Japanese aesthetics with Japanese post-war culture and embodies Japanese kitsch.

2002 Multicolor Black - PVC louis vuitton trunk trunk price

2002  Multicolor Black - PVC

Choosing a Japanese artist is no coincidence, when you know that 94% of 20-year-old Tokyo women have at least one Louis Vuitton bag. 

canvas 2008 Monogramouflage - PVC louis vuitton trunk trunk

2008  Monogramouflage - PVC

A new collaboration between Marc Jacobs and contemporary Japanese artist Tashi Murakami following the worldwide success of the multicolored canvas.

this city collection was a great success.

Cherry blossom trunk vuitton canvas trunk

Cherry flower 

Following the departure of Marc Jacob, Louis vuitton will put an end to 13 years of collaboration with Murakami and will stop the production of all of his paintings. 

Pink monogram Neverfull trunk vuitton trunk

Monogram Rose Neverfull

2006 Edition Damier Azur Vuitton trunk

2006 Damier Azur Edition - PVC

Richard prince vuitton trunk

 

2007  Richard Prince

American artist Richard Prince collaborates with Marc Jacob and Louis Vuitton 

 

Damier Graphite trunk vuitton

2008 Edition Damier Graphite - PVC

It was in 2008 to celebrate the 120th anniversary of the launch of the Damier canvas, that Louis Vuitton launched a new version exclusively intended for men, which was very successful. 

 

It was in December 2006 that this canvas was qualified by the brand's men's leather goods group leader. Color reminiscent of old luggage whose ebony canvas is dirty with the years and travel.

louis vuitton Damier Infini trunk in leather corner

2011 Damier Infini Edition - Leather

Maison Louis Vuitton Damier introduces Infini, a new collection of leather products for men.

Calfskin texture in the Damier signature. Giving a timeless and contemporary look meeting the needs of modern urban men, chic and discreet. will be declined in different color thereafter.

2014 Messenger camera malle vuitton

2014 Messenger camera - PVC

Collaboration between Louis Vuitton and Cindy Sherman

Artist-performer, Cindy Sherman drew on the memory of the colorful hotel labels affixed to the old Louis Vuitton trunks to create the Messenger. Evoking the life of the artist, the canvas is adorned with embroidered patches showing images of his personal work.

 

 Louis Vuitton wardrobe trunk 

Louis Vuitton trunk trunk bag 2015 Damier Cobalt Edition price

2015 Damier Cobalt Edition - PVC

A complete collection created around the color blue, masculine and timeless. Midnight blue was the missing color in the iconic Damier Graphite, Damier Infini and Damier Ebène collections.

canvas supreme louis vuitton red red monogram canvas

2017 Supreme 

Collaboration of two luxury brand, Louis Vuitton & Supreme, the New Yorkreference brand of streetwear created in 1994.

This collaboration which, on the one hand, opposed a street brand, on the other, the most famous luxury house in the world. Buzz succeeded.


LEATHER

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1985  Epi - Leather

Inspired by a grained leather used by Louis Vuitton in the 1920s, the Epi line, created in 1985, is the house's first leather line.

 

The Louis Vuitton Epi leather collection was created to meet the demand for the more durable leather needed in modern travel conditions. Its originality comes from the two-tone effect graphic which makes it immediately recognizable.

 

which can withstand all weather conditions. The natural elasticity of Epi leather also offers good resistance qualities.

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Organized in a multitude of colors, we appreciate the durability and timelessness of the Epi leather collection. In 2011, the Epi collection was released with a new assortment of bright colors.

vuitton trunk canvas taîga leather trunk used for luggage interiors

1993 Taiga - Leather

The taiga leather line is the name of the largest coniferous forest in Russia called the taiga. This line was introduced in 1993 and has remained popular ever since.

Mainly used to build briefcases and travel accessories, the Taïga line is sophisticated and will always remain a classic. The Taiga line is intended for men's leather goods accessories.

It is found in a large number of luxury rigid suitcase interiors.

trunk vuitton shuhali leather trunk

2004 Shuhali - Leather

Suhali Leather is made from Suhali goatskin which has been hand selected from the highest quality goatskins. Launched in 2004, it is a natural grain that has not undergone chemical treatment to maintain the excellent balance between flexibility and durability.

 

 

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