For the latest limited-edition Artycapucines collection, Louis Vuitton called on six contemporary artists to interpret the Capucines handbag. The collaboration was born out of the maison’s desire to innovate and pay homage to craftsmanship while allowing each artist to have creative freedom. The Artycapucines collection is an ode to the spirit of craft that also embodies the ultrafeminine aspect of Louis Vuitton.
The Capucines, named for Rue Neuve-des-Capucines, where Louis Vuitton opened his first boutique in 1854, is timeless and feminine with a sleek, structured shell that makes for an ideal canvas.
The latest collaborative designs include Peter Marino’s studded black bag and Kennedy Yanko’s creation of 3D-printed leather with a metallic patina, which blends nuanced technology and traditional craftsmanship reminiscent of the contemporary fashion design landscape. Playfulness and colour show up in Ugo Rondinone’s charming harlequin-style design, which features 14,000 handstitched beads covering the rainbow-handled Capucines.
Park Seo-Bo recreated his signature Écritures painting in a beautiful textured and embellished calfskin, while Daniel Buren incorporated his trademark black and white stripes on the handle with a double-sided trompe-l’œil design available in four colourways. Lastly, Amélie Bertrand’s Capucines is hand-sprayed in phosphorescent colours.
Artycapucines is a limited release, with each packaged in a specially designed box.