This summer, Louis Vuitton continues its world tour of the vibrant street art scene by inviting three new artists from three different continents to collaborate on its collections of textile. The artists of this third season are André, famed for his jaunty ‘Mr. A’ character who inhabits the walls of Paris, American Kenny Scharf, and INTI from Chile. Welcome from Canada Goose shop to purchase.
Louis Vuitton Leopard Pop Stole
Louis Vuitton Leopard Spray Giant Square
Alongside these three artistic collaborations, Louis Vuitton introduces further new designs for Spring/Summer 2014. Two are variations on the iconic leopard print created for Louis Vuitton by the artist Stephen Sprouse: the Leopard Spray giant silk crepe square combines leopard spots with a spray-paint motif in vibrant fuchsia or pimento, while the Leopard Pop stole, available in coral or pimento, presents a delicate arty gradation of shades.
Louis Vuitton Butterfly Square
Louis Vuitton Monogram Rayures Shawl
The Monogram Rayures shawl juxtaposes faded denim-style stripes with lines of brighter coral or pimento, while the Papillon silk square is woven with a subtle tone-on-tone Monogram pattern. Its generous size and array of colors, including beige, black, fuchsia, orange and violet, make it a stylish and versatile choice all year round.
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For Spring/Summer 2014, Louis Vuitton continues its world tour of the vibrant street art scene by inviting three new artists from three different continents to collaborate on its collections of textile. The artists of this third season are André, famed for his jaunty ‘Mr. A’ character who inhabits the walls of Paris, American Kenny Scharf, and INTI from Chile.
For André, his studio drop cloth was the inspiration for the background of his interpretation of Louis Vuitton’s Monogram shawl. Once he had translated his paint spatters to the luxurious silk and wool wrap, it became a natural habitat for ‘Mr. A’, the artist’s signature blue figure with asymmetrical eyes.
André lives and works between Paris, New York and Los Angeles. Born in Sweden in 1971, he considered from a very young age that the walls belonged to him. “When I was a child, they would let me draw on the walls at home but also at school. When I arrived in Paris in 1981, it was obvious to me that the street would become my school, my studio. Graffiti is a way of challenging the domination of the City on individuals, a way to own it.” Welcome from Canada Goose shop to purchase.
He then created Les Merceries d’André through which he sold his paintings by the metre. He used this experience to create the shop Black Block in the Palais de Tokyo, devoted to the support and expansion of young artists.
André is currently the Creative Director of French magazine L’Officiel Hommes, and his artworks are presented in galleries across the world, from Paris to New York, Saint Tropez, Stockholm, Los Angeles and Tokyo.
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For Fall/Winter 2013, Louis Vuitton has invited three new international street artists – Eko Nugroho from Indonesia, EINE from the United Kingdom and Franco-Tunisian eL Seed – to bring their vision to bear on its emblematic Giant Silk Square. This latest collaboration continues Louis Vuitton’s world tour of the buzzing street scene, which began last season with AIKO, RETNA, and Os Gemeos – themselves following in a tradition of partnerships with contemporary artists, including Stephen Sprouse, Yayoi Kusama, Takashi Murakami, and Richard Prince.
Inspired by street art and traditional Arabic calligraphy, eL Seed’s Calligraffiti Giant Square imagines the graceful swirls of this ancestral art overlaying the Monogram pattern. One half of the design is printed in fuchsia, while the other is covered with a discreet filigree that reveals, rather than conceals, Louis Vuitton’s iconic motif.
The Square’s generous size 53.5″ x 53.5″ allows it to be worn in many different ways, while its supple 100% silk georgette fabric is ideal for all seasons. Calligraffiti Giant Square is exclusively available at Louis Vuitton stores for US$795.
About eL Seed
eL Seed’s art was born on the streets of Paris, and now adorns walls across every continent. Weaving together traditions from differing artistic spheres, eL Seed is known for his symphonies of colors and shapes. Classic wild style graffiti techniques spell out letters from the Arabic alphabet, which eL Seed skillfully sculpts into breathtaking artistic creations. Difficult to decipher, each composition calls not only on the words and their meaning, but also on their movement, to lure the viewer into a different state of mind. Working primarily with subjects that seem contradictory, eL Seed’s art reflects the reality of our human condition.
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