French Cognac House, Louis XIII has collaborated with renowned ready-to-wear designer LaQuan Smith to unveil the first-ever accessory design partnership for the time-honoured cognac house.
Bringing a high-fashion perspective to The Drop, the collection comprises two bespoke accessories, The Drop Chain Pouch and The Boudoir Gloves.
Crafted with meticulous attention to detail, both accessories are designed to make enjoying Louis XIII Cognac a high fashion experience – elevating the wearer’s everyday art of life.
“I’m thrilled to embark on this extraordinary journey with Louis XIII Cognac,” expressed LaQuan Smith. “This partnership encapsulates innovation and redefines the Louis XIII tasting experience.
“This revolutionary collection is designed to spark conversation – merging high fashion with the elegance of Maison’s time-honoured rituals,” Smith continued.
The Drop Chain Pouch is a statement piece made of pure silver, designed to hold a single bottle of Louis XIII The Drop. Inspired by vintage flasks and bottles, the “metal-morphosis” design brings a fine-jewellery flair to the nomadic nature of The Drop, encasing each 10ml bottle of Louis XIII Cognac in a stunning latticework armour enclosure.
“Accessories are the punctuation marks of style; they add a distinct personality to the narrative of fashion,” said Carine Roitfeld, Founder and editor-in-chief of CR Fashion Book, who served as Artistic Director of Fashion for A Drop in Time. “In the Louis XIII x LaQuan Smith campaign, we’ve woven each accessory with LaQuan’s elegant ready-to-wear designs, their versatility and wearability serving as a testament to timeless allure.”
The Boudoir Gloves, crafted from demure mesh, are opera-length with velvet detailing that graces the palm and interior forearm. The gloves pay homage to Louis XIII’s traditional white glove service, modernized by design elements from LaQuan Smith’s ready-to-wear staple: the mesh catsuit.
“This collaboration with Louis XIII Cognac and LaQuan Smith highlights our shared commitment to both modernity and timelessness,” said Tina Reejsinghani, Vice President of Luxury Brands, Remy Cointreau USA. “Together, we’re thrilled to showcase a truly unique collection and campaign, with each accessory serving as a testament to the history of Louis XIII’s craftsmanship, reborn with LaQuan’s impeccable eye for style”.
The Louis XIII x LaQuan Smith Collection will be sold as a set for $2,300 and will be available in extremely limited quantities. This exclusive set comprises the rare and coveted Louis XIII: The Drop Collection Box, featuring five multi-coloured 10ml bottles of Louis XIII Cognac, as well as The Drop Chain Pouch and The Boudoir Gloves.