A project between fashion and art, now in its third edition. We are talking about Artycapucines, the exclusive collection of Louis Vuitton which, in this 2021, has asked six new international artists to personalize its bags.
But let’s start from the beginning, that is, from the true protagonist of everything: the Capucines, icon bag of the French Maison that takes its name from rue Neuve-des-Capucines, the address of their first boutique opened in 1854. She is inspiration, muse but above all the blank canvas ready to absorb the ideas and images of imaginative creatives.
This year the works to wear (and to collect) are signed by Gregor Hildebrandt, Donna Huanca, Huang Yuxing, Vik Muniz, Paola Pivi e Zeng Fanzhi. The result? Six limited edition bags, 200 pieces for each model, also made thanks to the skill of the Maison’s craftsmen.
Here we reveal them in preview. In fact, they will arrive in stores only at the end of October.
In Artycapucines each bag tells a different story. That of the Chinese artist Zeng Fanzhi, for example, is a self-portrait by Vincent Van Gogh (which he himself reinterpreted in 2017).
The video of Zeng Fanzhi and his Capucines inspired by Van Gogh:
To achieve the effect of the material brushstrokes of his paintings it took threads of 42 different colors, over 700,000 embroidery stitches, the meticulous support of 3 specialized craftsmen and 10 days of work.
The Brazilian’s bag Vik Munizinstead, it is inspired by his 2019 series Almost everything. Colorful and pop, it plays with 154 unexpected and fun designs: from pineapple to teapot, from elephant to Monogram flower.
Each bag is a world that tells of the exclusive work of the Louis Vuitton artisans and the artistic path of the internationally renowned creatives chosen to interpret the bags. Find out more about each piece of the Artycapucines 2021 in the gallery above.