First introduced in 2013 and named after Rue des Capucines, the Parisian side road on which Louis Vuitton opened his first retailer in 1854, the Capucines bag temporarily was a modern vintage. Ushering in a 3rd instalment of the extremely a hit Capucines unencumber, the newest Artycapucines Collection comes a complete 12 months after the final.
The bag’s unique design and silhouette which gives a really perfect “blanck canvas”, has since gone through a complete creative makeover, within the palms of six main world artists – Beatriz Milhhazes, Jean-Michel Othoniel, Josh Smith, Henry Taylor, Liu Wei, and Zhao Zhao. Through amalgamating fresh artwork, model, and craftsmanship, the Louis Vuitton Artycapucines assortment showcases capucines in a never-before-seen alteration.
Juxtaposing a minimum of 18 various kinds of leather-based at the bag’s lambskin base the usage of cutting edge marquetry ways, Brazilian artist Beatriz Milhazes attracts inspiration from her local nation, making a bag that takes after the colourful and hypnotic artwork viewed in her personal profession. Further enhanced through gold leaf detailing, and the playful contact of a gel peace signal, Beatriz Milhazes’ capucines is a right away distinction to the geometric architectural shape crafted through Liu Wei.
Meticulously thermo-molding plenty of silver-hued leathers without delay onto the bag’s external or mounted with round screws and Louis Vuitton-engraved rivets, Liu Wei’s distinct advent showcases Black Plexiglas handles, which convey a retro-futuristic contact to this sculptural advent.
Each with its personal aptitude, the putting portrait of shut good friend, overdue American painter and set up artist Noah Davis, is difficult to pass over when admiring the paintings of Californian artist Henry Taylor. Utilizing each state of the art laser printing and conventional marquetry ways – the method of reproducing a portray on leather-based to duplicate its unique brushstrokes and sundry textures proved to be no simple feat. Entailing numerous experiments with 2D and 3-d printing strategies, Henry Taylor’s ultimate product boasts a portrait so exceptional, it’s appeared a sculptural bas-relief.
Taking the type of an advanced puzzle, Chinese artist Zhao Zhao crafts his Artycapucines from over 300 laser-cut portions sewn in combination into a sublime, reflective composition. Through plenty of unique ways together with, silkscreen printing, high-frequency embossing, and 3-d embroidery, Zhao Zhao gathered items from 5 various kinds of leather-based and reworked them right into a development, masking the bag like a glove and in its entirety.
Other permutations come with, the painted expressionist canvases of New York-based artist Josh Smith, and a poetically joyous summer time basket through Jean-Michel Othoniel. Available from the 30th October onwards, each and every bag within the Artycapucines assortment will probably be launched in a restricted version of 200 in decided on shops international.