The Artycapucines Collection welcomes several celebrated artists globally to reimagine the iconic bag, named after Rue Neuve-des-Capucines – were Louis Vuitton opened his first store – in 1854. Now in its fourth collaborative chapter the French Maison has tapped six contemporary creatives, Daniel Buren, Kennedy Yanko, Park Seo-Bo, Amélie Bertrand, Peter Marino, and Ugo Rondinone for the task.
In a bid to inspire unbridled creativity, the nine new bag designs reveal the collection’s ability to blend artist talent with the ingenuity and craftsmanship of the Maison’s artisans.
The latest collection features Daniel Buren’s double-sided trompe-l’ œil designs with his trademark black and white stripes and for the first time, in four colour variations. Kennedy Yanko reconstructed the silhouette using 3D-printed leather and a metallic patina hand-applied by Italian artisans and one of Park Seo-Bo’s signature Écritures paintings is remarkably recreated in textured and embellished calfskin. Amélie Bertrand hand-sprayed her striking vision in shifting colours; Peter Marino’s all-black, studded creation features an exclusive clasp; and Ugo Rondinone has crafted a playful harlequin-style bag covered with over 14,000 hand stitched beads.
To accompany, each bag will be presented in its own specially designed gift box and will be available in a limited edition of just 2002 (50 per colour variation from Daniel Buren) now available for discovery, here.
The Artycapucines Collection boasts design alumni including Henry Taylor, Beatriz Milhazes, Urs Fischer, Zhao Zhao, Vik Muniz, Paolo Pivi, and Tschabalala Self and pays testament to French Fashion House and its long-running desire to the creativity of artists globally. A commitment to savoir-fare and craft.