Have you checked your insta feed lately? I bet its covered in images of that Alex Israel Louis Vuitton bag right? You know the one. The pastel-hued purse covered in Israel’s iconic California wave. This bag – complete with surfboard fins (as you do) – is just one of six collaborations between the iconic French label and five other contemporary artists, who have each been invited to bring their unique visions to Louis Vuitton’s iconic Capucines bag.
Louis Vuitton opened his first store on Rue des Capucines in Paris in 1854. Launched in 2013, the Capucines handbag that was inspired by the street has quickly become a classic. Its blank canvas design provides the perfect backdrop for these dreamy collaborations, which also include makeovers from Tschabalala Self, Jonas Wood, Nicholas Hlobo and Sam Falls. Our favourite though, has to be Urs Fischer’s creation, which comes in an understated white version. Fischer’s initially discreet bag is accessorized with a range of silicone ornaments that hang to the purse like a sculpture, dangling as you walk from gallery A to gallery B. these “ornaments” are also fruit or vegetables, so one day you might be carrying a carrot, another it may be a banana. It depends what’s in season we guess…
Each model of the ArtyCapucines collection will be distributed in a limited and numbered edition of 300 pieces from 25 June 2019 at a price of 6,500 euros
Text by Lizzy Vartanian
Images via @alexisrael, @louis vuitton