By now, we are well accustomed to Louis Vuitton‘s extravagant products, many of which favour style over functionality. However, the luxury fashion house’s latest endeavour perfectly balances the two (emphasis on the balance). The limited-edition Louis Vuitton Marble Snowboard is the French label’s latest venture into the high-fashion world of alpine sports.
This isn’t the French fashion house’s first attempt at crossing the slopes. In fact, it’s not even the first LV snowboard. The Louis Vuitton Shaun White Winter Luggage Collection saw artistic director of Louis Vuitton, the late Virgil Abloh, and snowboard legend Shaun White partner to create a customised luggage collection. The ensemble included two unique cases, a guitar case as well as a commemorative hand-signed snowboard, with the full range taking six artisans an impressive 250 hours to complete. The project also required around 100 steps to assemble, much of which was done by hand. Thankfully, the new LV snowboard is a little easy to construct. Let’s jump in and take a closer look.
Limited-Edition Louis Vuitton Marble Snowboard
The Louis Vuitton Marble Snowboard’s design features an emerald green allover marble pattern, which nods to the marble stage from the iconic Men’s Fall-Winter 2021 fashion show. Completing the aesthetic, you’ll find fluorescent LV Initials on the centre of the board, in keeping with the maison’s signature monogram focus.
In terms of construction, the snowboard is made from a mix of 60 per cent wood with 30 per cent composite and 10 per cent stainless steel, featuring a classic camber and a progressive tip. It measures 64.6 inches in length and weighs 7.1 pounds, ensuring that it isn’t just stylish but also functional – Louis Vuitton took the time to mention that the board is well-suited to carving and riding in deep powder.
With only 100 numbered snowboards made, this unique piece of snow gear is certain to be one of this season’s must-have items. The limited-edition Louis Vuitton Marble snowboard will cost you roughly USD$8,000, but that’s a small price to pay to stand out on the slopes.