When it comes to artist collaborations, no one comes close to Maison Louis Vuitton, having partnered with some of the biggest names from the likes of Jeff Koons, Stephen Sprouse, Takashi Murakami and Yayoi Kusama, just to name a few. The French luxury Maison started the trend of releasing limited-edition capsule collections at the time when it was unheard of, and this January, the French luxury Maison has now tapped on the talents of contemporary visual artist Urs Fischer.
An entire collection encompassing accessories, bags, RTW is now available, with the key highlight being the monogram flowers and LV initials that come in an enlarged format. The artist calls them ‘memory sketches’, drawing the motif completely by hand before giving it a distorted look to create that bold and graphic twist.
Officially, the collection launches on 8 January 2021 worldwide, but several boutiques (including Louis Vuitton Singapore’s online store) have begun pre-sales. Most of the accessories and bags come in Tufted Monogram Canvas, with the pattern applied using an exquisite tuffetage technique to give an almost velvet-like texture. There are also two colour combinations to look out for, Black/Red (black base, red pattern) and White/Black (white base, black pattern), making them visually appealing even from afar.
And should you need help narrowing down the bags, here are 5 must-have pieces to consider. Familiar favourites like the Keepall Bandoulière 45 and Speedy Bandoulière 25 make a fun return in the LVxUF pattern, both coming with a matching shoulder strap for you to sling easily across the body or over the shoulder. There’s also the Onthego GM if you’re on the hunt for something big and roomy, all thanks to the 41 cm by 34 cm size that makes it a perfect weekender for him and her.
Looking for something new and equally exciting? That’s where the LVxUF Cabas comes in, and you will find that it’s essentially a slimmer (and taller) version of the Onthego. Measuring 38 cm by 36.5 cm, this tote is armed with a snap hook closure to keep your belongings secured, along two pairs of top handles (short and long) for hand and shoulder carry respectively. Lastly, the Pochette Accessoires now comes in a slightly reworked format that will allow you to switch the top strap out to an accompanying longer version. You can now wear the Pochette Accessoires across the body (a new format for the PA), giving it an added touch of versatility that’s certainly refreshing to boot.
The Louis Vuitton ‘Urs Fischer’ Collection is available at Louis Vuitton boutiques worldwide. Come into the beautiful world of Louis Vuitton.