Louis Vuitton is betting on jewelry this summer. Hot on the heels of the French luxury house launching a specialist diamond cut in the shape of its signature monogram star, it unveils bold new designs in the Empreinte high jewelry collection. The Empreinte collection debuted in 2004 and quickly became a hit for the house. Today, Francesca Amfitheatrof, Artistic Director of Jewelry and Watches at Louis Vuitton, turns her bold yet elegant eye to the designs, crafting a collection that is pure heaven for the houses’ dedicated fans. Amfitheatrof places the iconic monogram flower and LV initials front and center of each piece.
Another design motif evokes the house’s trunk-making heritage. Amfitheatrof evokes trunk studs throughout the collection by etching their shape into polished gold. Inverted nails add a touch of elegance.
The collection includes several types of earrings, pendants, rings and bracelets. The Empreinte long necklace is an extraordinary piece. It features the openwork monogram set along golden chains. It can be worn as a long necklace, rolled up to make a shorter necklace, or even as a bracelet. The earrings are the most playful pieces in the collection. They are available in pink gold with the LV monogram and diamonds. The famous flower is even appearing in hoops. From the front they look like classic hoops, but from the side you see the openwork flower wrapping around the earlobe. The bracelet elevates the trunk stud idea by featuring two interconnected bracelets: one with inverted studs, the other with diamonds.
It’s no surprise that with inspiration from travel, pieces are designed to be mixed and matched, giving you the perfect travel jewelry wardrobe. A simple pendant necklace worn with the necklace wrapped as a bracelet accessorizes jeans and a t-shirt for the day’s activities. At night, wear the long necklace like a long necklace and add hoops for an assertive look.