The shared creative foundation of fashion and fine art often see the two fields intertwined. A new collaboration between Louis Vuitton and six renowned international artists is a perfect representation of this.
The third iteration of Artycapucines sees the brand’s iconic Capucines bag decorated with the distinctive artwork of a half-dozen renowned contemporary artists: Zen Fanzhi, Gregor Hildebrandt, Donna Huanca, Vik Muniz, Paola Pivi and Huang Yuxing. Perhaps one of the most eye-catching among the collection is the swirling blue abstract assemblage of embroidery, printing and painting by Chicago-born, Berlin-based Huanca. “This Capucines bag is based on a work that incorporates collage from body paintings that were part of my Piedra Quemada performance and installation at Belvedere Museum in Vienna,” she has said of the design. “My work is rooted in collage—I assemble materials, images, colours and textures in paintings, sculptures, installations, as well as sound and scent works; likewise, this bag is a collage of past works, as well as sensations of texture that resurface in my works.”
The Artycapucines handbags (at Louis Vuitton boutiques) are set to launch in late October and, like most fine art finds, will be limited. Only 200 pieces per artist design will be available, according to the brand. —Aleesha Harris