Welcome to your Friday dose of all things aesthetically pleasing and culturally captivating! As the weekend beckons, we’re stirring the pot of conversation with some exquisite narratives that merge the past and present of art, fashion, and pop culture.
Historic Parisian Studio Seeks Crowdfunding for Restoration
Atelier 11, the historic Paris studio once home to artists like Modigliani and Gauguin, is crowdfunding for restoration. The 1860s-era artist residence in Cité Falguière, southern Paris, seeks €150,000 for urgent repairs. The initiative, led by L’AiR Arts and supported by Mission Patrimoine with a €105,000 donation, has raised €2,540 to date, under the stewardship of France’s Heritage Foundation.
Love Meets Legacy: The Longchamp x Robert Indiana Collection
Longchamp proudly unveils the Longchamp x Robert Indiana collection, a homage to the legendary American artist, showcasing his iconic LOVE creation on the quintessential Le Pliage bag. This collaboration merges the ethos of graphic clarity, innovative styling, and vibrant hues, fusing Indiana’s globally recognized symbol of affection with Longchamp’s charismatic allure. Find out more about the collab here.
Phoebe Philo’s Triumphant Return
Following a hiatus of six years, Phoebe Philo returned on Monday, revealing her much-awaited eponymous label’s initial collection. It perfectly melds the sophisticated charm reminiscent of ‘Old Celine’ with a daring, avant-garde flair. Despite the eye-watering costs, these pieces are selling out rapidly! The collection boasts expertly tailored garments, pioneering styles, statement oversized sunglasses, captivating heels, and stylish coats.
Ewa Juszkiewicz Infuses Surrealism into Louis Vuitton’s Artycapucines Collection
Louis Vuitton has teamed up with artist Ewa Juszkiewicz for their fifth installment of the Artycapucines line, infusing the classic Capucines bag with her distinctive flair. The collaboration piece debuted at Paris+ by Art Basel and has been released as a limited edition of just 200 pieces across Louis Vuitton’s boutiques. Juszkiewicz has reimagined her captivating surrealist oil work from 2021, “Ginger Locks,” which echoes the style of a 19th-century portrait, into a breathtaking Artycapucines handbag design.