Happy 100th Birthday to the Louis Vuitton épi leather
Once upon a time, in 1920, the épi leather leaves the Louis Vuitton workshops, having been designed by Georges Vuitton and his son Gaston-Louis. The aim was to create a more resistant material, while transcribing the shadows of wheat fields.
6 years later, in 1926, the épi leather is finally used, an Indian Maharaja orders a tea trunk from the French house. This made-to-measure piece, which has become mythical, is the first object made from épi leather.
This leather, strong, resistant and brightly coloured, is however not much used. Indeed, it is only in 1985 that it will know its own line, with different colours.
The original colours of this leather were : black Kouril, red Kenyan, green Borneo, yellow Tassil, blue Toledo, red Castillan and orange Cipango.
This dazzling leather has made many Louis Vuitton pieces shine, such as the famous Alma handbag, the iconic Noé, the Saint Cloud, and other leather goods like different wallets, keys holders,...
This leather has a number of advantages: it is durable, requires little maintenance, is scratch-resistant and is easy to clean.
Indeed, in terms of maintenance it has never been easier, a damp cloth is sufficient. No wax is needed for the surface itself, as this would get into the grooves and change the appearance and colour of the leather. For deeper cleaning a soft bristle brush to remove dust from the texture is useful.
We presented to you the history, some models, the colors and especially how to take care of your épi leather bag.
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Published on: 4 May 2021