Louis Vuitton

Haute horology.

FROM THE ARCHIVE: When Louis Vuitton decided to create a watch collection, it built a state-of-the-art workshop from the ground up near La Chaux-de-Fonds in Switzerland’s Jura Mountains, the epicentre of the country’s watchmaking district.

The Marino method.

Peter Marino is a self-proclaimed “black sheep” of the architecture world. Well known for his black leather attire, Marino has designed many of the world’s most forward-thinking retail temples.

Planning the after-party.

FROM THE ARCHIVE: The ninth season of The Office just premiered in September, but there’s an air of finality to the proceedings: last May, NBC announced that this season will be the show’s last. For John Krasinski, who has played Jim Halpert throughout the show’s run, the impending conclusion is bittersweet.

Pattern breakers.

The legendary French maison has welcomed six creative revolutionaries from varying fields to give their interpretation of the signature LV monogram for a series of bags and trunks in celebration of the brand’s 160th birthday.

Cultural commune.

An architectural luminary and a fashion-house great will come together in Paris this fall with the opening of the Fondation Louis Vuitton in a new Frank Gehry–designed building.

Berlin-based photography duo Haw-lin Services captures the structured curves of our favourite summer sunglasses.