Newlyweds Richard Gutierrez and Sarah Lahbati Model Pieces From The Louis Vuitton Volt Collection
The new LV Volt jewelry collection by Artistic Director Francesca Amfitheatrof puts the spotlight on the capital L and V letters.
Newly minted Mr. and Mrs., Richard Gutierrez and Sarah Lahbati give new life to the line of jewelry from Louis Vuitton, the LV Volt. These iconic initials are a metaphor for movement, an allegory for momentum, an apologia for the essential and a symbol of speed. Together they form an architectural design whose main lines become a unit of measurement in a universal language, whose powerful graphic nature transcends borders and genders.
In the first chapter, the L and V are authentically showcased in their pure form. The lines cut through space, creating angles inside, in which brilliant gold and fiery diamonds play off each other. The two capital letters come together, split apart, gather, fall away, contrast, blend, stack up, interact and complete each other, bringing to life a scene of symbols exploring light, space and rhythm through their unexpected yet inextricable resources.
The rhythm picks up in the second chapter as the ranges become more intricate. L and V become chain links of myriad textures, volumes, finishes and dimensions. Then, the initials materialize one set after another, emerging as prismatic figures, presenting themselves as tubular structures. The collection comes to an end with an escape from the abstract, as the two letters turn into claws to be stacked on fingers and flow onto bandanas as embroidery in motion.
On each piece of jewelry, Louis Vuitton’s craftsmanship gives way to a conversation between precise, clean lines and soft, smooth contours. Overlaying the graphic power of the leitmotif and the bold statement of manifesto, barring no combinations, this decidedly unisex collection draws on the House’s cherished abstract art forms to find its energy, drum its tempo, establish its cadence and refresh its beat.
In this photoshoot, newly wed couple Richard Gutierrez and Sarah Labhati model pieces from the Louis Vuitton Volt collection. Last March 12, Sarah and Richard announced that they've decided to postpone their wedding due to the coronavirus outbreak in Manila. It was a tough decision to make, but it had to be done so as not to put any of their guests at risk.
The couple decided to hold a civil wedding instead since Sarah's family members from abroad have already arrived in the Philippines prior to the postponement of their wedding. Held in Taguig, the ceremony was "simple, intimate, and practicing social distancing" as Richard's sister Ruffa put it. It was followed by a reception at Samba in Shangri-La at The Fort where their bigger celebration was supposed to take place.
"Richard and I decided to postpone our wedding due to what’s currently happening and ended up doing a civil wedding which is originally somewhat what we envisioned in the beginning of planning. We’ve always dreamed of an intimate and soulful wedding! Of course, we still want to celebrate with all our family members and friends when the time is right! I’m still hoping to wear my wedding dresses too haha! When the time is right... Everything will be okay one day," Sarah said.
Photographs by Joseph Pascual
Makeup by Anthea Bueno
Hair by Paul Nebres
Shot on location at the Louis Vuitton Store in Greenbelt 4
Louis Vuitton in the Philippines is in Greenbelt 4 and Solaire Resorts & Casinos