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EcoLuxLuv☆YVR: Exclusive to Holt Renfrew: Louis Vuitton S/S 2019 Collection Pop-Up

EcoLuxLuv☆YVR: Exclusive to Holt Renfrew: Louis Vuitton S/S 2019 Collection Pop-Up

Holt Renfrew, in downtown Vancouver, is a giant luxury candy store that is constantly updating and innovating when it comes to presentation and customer experiences. If you haven’t bookmarked their events page, I would suggest do it now!

Known for their selection of the top slow-fashion brands in the world, it is no wonder that the west coast location was chosen to host a specially designed 5-week pop-up experience created by Louis Vuitton and dedicated to Virgil Abloh‘s first collection as Men’s Artistic Director.

Louis Vuitton, Popup, Holt Renfrew, SS19, Virgil Abloh, Downtown Vancouver, Vancity, YVR, BC, 604, shannon whyte, joel martin, helen siwak, ecoluxluv

The 56-look collection was officially presented this past summer on a rainbow runway at the Palais Royal in Paris with  the Wizard of Oz dream theme. Guests included Takashi Murakani, Rihanna, Bella Hadid, and Kanye West.  The collection is only available at Holt’s YVR in Canada and includes new ready-to-wear, accessories, leather goods, with limited availability.

Louis Vuitton, Popup, Holt Renfrew, SS19, Virgil Abloh, Downtown Vancouver, Vancity, YVR, BC, 604, shannon whyte, joel martin, helen siwak, ecoluxluv

Louis Vuitton, Popup, Holt Renfrew, SS19, Virgil Abloh, Downtown Vancouver, Vancity, YVR, BC, 604, shannon whyte, joel martin, helen siwak, ecoluxluv

Located inside the Howe Street Men’s Floor entrance, the pop-up is a beautifully designed boutique plus a colourful extension on the men’s floor with a rainbow brick road.

The boutique side is home to accessories and the rainbow extension is where the monogrammed embossed cut away vests are, along with the outerwear, shirts, and sweaters. For those looking for the black sequined version, like Timothy Chalamet wore to the Golden Globes, they (or should I say ‘ME’) were disappointed!

Louis Vuitton, Popup, Holt Renfrew, SS19, Virgil Abloh, Downtown Vancouver, Vancity, YVR, BC, 604, shannon whyte, joel martin, helen siwak, ecoluxluv

Louis Vuitton, Popup, Holt Renfrew, SS19, Virgil Abloh, Downtown Vancouver, Vancity, YVR, BC, 604, shannon whyte, joel martin, helen siwak, ecoluxluv
L: 1 of 16 Holographic Prism Iridescent Keepall Bags in Canada off to a new home | R: Associates relieving the mannequins of their wardrobe as racked pieces were snatched up.
Louis Vuitton, Popup, Holt Renfrew, SS19, Virgil Abloh, Downtown Vancouver, Vancity, YVR, BC, 604, shannon whyte, joel martin, helen siwak, ecoluxluv
Peeking out from the middle of this rack is the Poppies print which includes the face of Judy Garland as Dorothy somewhere on the piece. Bottom right is a detail from the Yellow Brick Road Hand Knitted Crewneck.
Louis Vuitton, Popup, Holt Renfrew, SS19, Virgil Abloh, Downtown Vancouver, Vancity, YVR, BC, 604, shannon whyte, joel martin, helen siwak, ecoluxluv
Beaded patches from the Patch Graphic Windbreaker

Louis Vuitton, Popup, Holt Renfrew, SS19, Virgil Abloh, Downtown Vancouver, Vancity, YVR, BC, 604, shannon whyte, joel martin, helen siwak, ecoluxluv Louis Vuitton, Popup, Holt Renfrew, SS19, Virgil Abloh, Downtown Vancouver, Vancity, YVR, BC, 604, shannon whyte, joel martin, helen siwak, ecoluxluv

Pop-up manager Joel Martin, paused long enough for me to document the new uniforms. Each element was unique – the shirt collars are docked, the shirt has rainbow embroidery and says ‘NOT HOME’ on the right side, the Signature 35 MM Belt is leather with a black matte-finished ceramic chain with an attached Utility Harness Bag, the Flared Classic Trousers are fitted at the top with large pleat and wide bottoms,

Louis Vuitton, Popup, Holt Renfrew, SS19, Virgil Abloh, Downtown Vancouver, Vancity, YVR, BC, 604, shannon whyte, joel martin, helen siwak, ecoluxluv

Louis Vuitton, Popup, Holt Renfrew, SS19, Virgil Abloh, Downtown Vancouver, Vancity, YVR, BC, 604, shannon whyte, joel martin, helen siwak, ecoluxluv
Louis Vuitton Store Manager Shannon Whyte, Joel Martin, and Helen Siwak.

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Only available in these select stores:

HOLT RENFREW MEN’S VANCOUVER

NEW YORK 5TH AVENUE
NEW YORK SOHO POP-UP
CHICAGO MICHIGAN AVENUE
MIAMI DESIGN DISTRICT
BEVERLY HILLS RODEO DRIVE

 

Author Profile

Helen Siwak
Helen Siwak
Helen Siwak is the founder of EcoLuxLuv Communications, publisher of Folio.YVR Luxury Lifestyle Magazine, and multiple digital lifestyle blogs. She is a content creator, consultant, and marketing and media strategist in the luxury lifestyle niche. She is a regular content contributor to Retail-Insider and has a vast freelance portfolio including Boulevard English &  Chinese editions, Indulge, and Montecristo Magazine. When not attending high-profile events in Vancouver's 'Luxury Zone’ or on assignment abroad, she is honing her plant-based cooking skills and caring for her rescues.helen@ecoluxluv.com
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