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Maison Louis Quatorze: Yesterday

Louis Quatorze was founded in 1980 by Paul Barrate. Born into a family of French leather artisans, he wanted to echo the flamboyant period of when French culture and art reached its pinnacle.

He began by producing high quality handbags and small leather goods selecting only the finest French hides.

During the 1980s, Louis Quatorze went east and was introduced to Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Taiwan where it was met with immediate success. By the 1990s, TaeJin International had become interested in the brand and set about developing it in its own market, Korea. Louis Quatorze then became one of the leading brands in the territory.

See the 2016 spring/summer collection.

Photos & text Copyright Louis Quartorze, Courtesy Pressing.

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Maison Louis Quatorze: Yesterday + Paul Barrate