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.
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, Mr Jeon fromTaeJin 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.
In 2009, TaeJin International, is re-energizing and re-focusing the brand by returning it to its French origins. The new design and development team began working last summer on the opening collection at the re-established Paris office, located at the Hotel de Retz.
March 2009 : Launch of the brand Louis Quatorze in Paris.
October 2009 : Opening of the Paris store.
February 2010 : Opening of the Seoul store.