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AN ARTIST'S CANVAS: Louis Vuitton's ArtyCapucines Collection
Text by Justin Ng | Photos courtesy of Louis Vuitton
10.06.2019
The House has partnered with six of the world's most renowned artists to design the bag based on their signature styles to create the limited edition ArtyCapucines collection
The Capucines featuring Alex Israel's signature colored waves made with single-piece leather
Sam Falls featuring mother-of-pearl material
South African artist Nicholas Hlobo opted for intricate leather designs sewn and knotted by hand
Urs Fischer featuring a white leather bag with a gold chain accessory
Jonas Wood's design features a fusion of printed leather and hand embroidery
Tschabalala Self's design deconstructs the Louis Vuitton Monogram, featuring a unique patchwork design
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Historically, fashion is rarely elevated to the same status as painting, music, sculpture or architecture. But it becomes quite clear in our daily lives that fashion is indeed an art - an art seen on an everyday basis as one of the purest and most pervasive expressions an individual can perform. And just to make sure everyone gets the message, Louis Vuitton is teaming up with six of the world's most renowned artists to reimagine their iconic Capucines bag for the upcoming ArtyCapucines collection. Having previously collaborated with some of the most celebrated artists including the likes of Takashi Murakami and Jeff Koons, it was only a matter of time before the fashion house would give artists another chance to flex their creative muscles across their limited-edition summer capsule. Featuring L.A-based artists such as Alex Israel, Sam Falls and Jonas Wood, Swiss-born Urs Fischer, South-African artist Nicholas Hlobo as well as New Haven's Tschabalala Self, the global diaspora of artists treat the Capucines bag as their canvas as they express their signature styles across the bags. From Israel's signature waves sweeping across the 'canvas' with bold coloring, Urs Fischer's design that whimsically offers a selection of detachable food choices such as a banana or a carrot, to the leather patchwork Nicholas Hlobo's Capucines evoking blue petal imagery across the bag's smooth black leather, the ArtyCapucines collection showcases a unqiue hybrid art form that will demand the respect from both your contemporaries and artistic ones alike. Numbered and limited to 300 of each artist's iteration, the imaginatively-designed bags will be available beginning June 25. 

 

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More from Manifesto Historicallyfashion is rarely elevated to the same status as paintingmusicsculpture or architecture. But it becomes quite clear in our daily lives that fashion is indeed an art - an art seen on an everyday basis as one of the purest and most pervasive expressions an individual can perform. And just to make sure everyone gets the messageLouis Vuitton is teaming up with six of the world's most renowned artists to reimagine their iconic Capucines bag for the upcoming ArtyCapucines collection. Having previously collaborated with some of the most celebrated artists including the likes of Takashi Murakami and Jeff Koonsit was only a matter of time before the fashion house would give artists another chance to flex their creative muscles across their limited-edition summer capsule. Featuring L.A-based artists such as Alex IsraelSam Falls and Jonas WoodSwiss-born Urs FischerSouth-African artist Nicholas Hlobo as well as New Haven's Tschabalala Selfthe global diaspora of artists treat the Capucines bag as their canvas as they express their signature styles across the bags. From Israel's signature waves sweeping across the 'canvas' with bold coloringUrs Fischer's design that whimsically offers a selection of detachable food choices such as a banana or a carrotto the leather patchwork Nicholas Hlobo's Capucines evoking blue petal imagery across the bag's smooth black leatherthe ArtyCapucines collection showcases a unqiue hybrid art form that will demand the respect from both your contemporaries and artistic ones alike. Numbered and limited to 300 of each artist's iterationthe imaginatively-designed bags will be available beginning June 25.
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