A contemporary Swiss artist and a French luxury house walk into a bar. What happens next is pure graphic magic.
You may think sculpture and installation artist Urs Fischer makes an odd collaborator to help kick off Louis Vuitton’s next year in fashion, but it’s in the pair’s differences that their partnership works so well. Like Stephen Sprouse and Takashi Murakami before him, Fischer was tasked with totally reimagining house codes for the brands latest collab, all whilst staying true to the brand’s ethos of eye-catching luxury.
Across speedy’s, totes and one fetching chain clutch, Fischer’s take on Louis Vuitton sees the distorting of classic insignia, think interloping ‘LV’ letters and combusting flower symbols. Unique in size, colour and scope, these designs are stretched across tufted velvet, or stuffed into patterns as striking red accents. In addition to designing seven special-edition bags for the occasion, from Keepalls & Neverfulls to Pochettes and Onthego’s, the collection also boasts a whole host of ready-to-wear pieces, accessories, shoes, and even a sturdy beauty case.
Should you fancy a quilted Nylon dress, or even some stretchy athleisure, Fischer has covered all the bases, combatting the cold with his unique velvet-mimicking tuffetage technique and ensuring we keep effortlessly chic with his enthralling two-tone colourways. Louis Vuitton has never looked so good, or felt so soft.