Louis Vuitton Pont Neuf
Though Monogram Coated Canvas is Louis Vuitton’s most well-known and recognized material, the house has created many signature leathers over the years. Due to the demand for more durable luxury, Louis Vuitton released its first in 1985. Called Epi, it is dyed, printed with a 3D design, and then painted with a tonal color. Inspired by wheat fields that sway in the sun, it is textured with thin lines and grooves, making it tough and scratch resistant. Much more subtle than the house’s other materials, Epi leather is embossed with just one ‘LV’ logo (on one of the lower corners of the piece). Though Epi was originally only offered in 6 colors, the line has since expanded to include not only more shades, but also trendy updates (like patent and transparent versions named Epi Electric and Epi Plage, respectively).