Louis Vuitton, 'ArtyCapucines 5' Crafted with Artisanship

Written by Ethan  on 18 Oct, 2023
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Louis Vuitton has unveiled the new ArtyCapucines Collection, a collaboration with five contemporary artists.

ArtyCapucines features the timeless Capucines bag, to which the unique visions of contemporary artists have been applied. Starting in 2019, it is launched annually and this year marks its fifth edition. The project involves five renowned artists: Billie Zangewa, Ewa Juszkiewicz, Liza Lou, Tursic & Mille, and Ziping Wang.

Billie Zangewa reinterpreted her 2020 work 'The Swimming Lesson' for ArtyCapucines, reflecting high-resolution trompe l'oeil printing, vivid embroidery, and hand-stitching. Ewa Juszkiewicz also rebirthed her 2021 piece 'Ginger Locks' for ArtyCapucines, overlaying the high-resolution print with golden pearl strings. Liza Lou brought to life delicate and beautiful beadwork on soft leather using embossing techniques, wrapped around the Capucines bag in pastel colors to enhance its sculptural beauty.

The French and Serbian art duo Tursic & Mille incorporated the theme of contemporary society's image overload into ArtyCapucines. Notably, they reimagined the Capucines with their signature floral panel, featuring their 2021 work 'Tenderness', complete with vibrant embroidery, a variety of colors, and a burnt cedar wood handle with an LV logo. Additionally, Ziping Wang presented the smallest ArtyCapucines in the collection to date, featuring a candy motif handle leather patchwork and vivid, bright-colored marquetry.

The Capucines collection, named after Louis Vuitton's first store on Rue Nueves-des-Capucines opened in 2019, reflects the artistry and craftsmanship of the brand. Louis Vuitton has collaborated with a total of 29 contemporary artists since 2019, including Korean master Park Seo-Bo, showcasing ArtyCapucines that embody the artists' creativity and the expertise and artisanship of the Maison. The latest ArtyCapucines Collection, in collaboration with these five artists, is available in a limited edition of 200 pieces, each with a specially designed gift box.

Meanwhile, ArtyCapucines represents Louis Vuitton's century-long dedication to innovation and craftsmanship in art and creativity. From the works commissioned by Gaston-Louis Vuitton, grandson of founder Louis Vuitton, in the 1920s, to collaborations with Sol LeWitt, Yayoi Kusama, Richard Prince, Takashi Murakami, and the opening of the Fondation Louis Vuitton designed by architect Frank Gehry in 2014, Louis Vuitton continues its longstanding and close collaboration with the art world.


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