In celebration of the fashion house’s 160th anniversary, Louis Vuitton invited six visionary designers (iconoclasts) to reinterpret the brand’s iconic monogram. ‘Celebrating Monogram‘, the six designers created more than just bags with the brand’s logo. When you’re given as much creative liberty as Karl Lagerfeld, Frank Gehry, Cindy Sherman, Marc Newson, Christian Louboutin and Rei Kawakubo, you know that something exciting will result (especially when they’re allowed to make whatever the hell they want using the monogram).
Karl Lagerfield, the creative director behind both Chanel and Fendi, designed a punching bag and a storage trunk for it. So if you’re ever in need of a luxurious punch, LV now provides athletic equipment as well. Paired together with the Alexander Wang punching gloves, you’ll be ready for the boxing rings of the rich. Or if you want to go all out and be fully decked out in Louis Vuitton gear, pick up the matching boxing gloves and training mat and you’re set!
There’s also no way that LV wouldn’t commission the architect of the moment, Frank Gehry, who is currently in charge of designing the Vuitton museum, to also put in his 2-cents. Given his preference for structure (buildings, get it?), he created a twisted miniature trunk with a handle that can double as a purse. “It’s a rectangular box, and it’s twisted a little bit. I think a curve is feminine, and it just adds a feminine touch,” he explains. “We made 10 variations, but they loved that one. We all did.”
The founder of Comme des Garcons, Rei Kawakubo was also asked to design something for the anniversary as well. Her contribution was nothing short of the enigmatic Comme des Garcons’ playful aesthetic. A ‘burnt’ tote with 3 holes exposing the inner dust bag has never made us crave a destroyed and ruined bag anymore than now.
“When I designed the bag, I really wanted to give back to Paris, to Vuitton,” says Louboutin. Obviously a celebration isn’t complete without the famed shoe designer’s input. His contribution, “a classic bag, the most Parisian bag”. Complete with the requisite Louboutin red trimming and golden studs, if this bag doesn’t epitomize Louboutin, then we don’t know what will.
Marc Newman gave new meaning to an everyday staple, the backpack, but upgrading it with fluorescent orange shearling on both the top portion and straps. We don’t know if this bag will keep you cozy, but it’ll at least have all of your classmates envious.
The famed photographer and film director, Cindy Sherman, created a traveling trunk complete with a stool and miniature suitcase for the one that’s constantly on the go. But if you’re willing to really pack up and organize your whole closet, then her peacock colored inspired trunk will have even the most OCD packers satisfied. You better be quick if this is on your wishlist as only 25 were made.
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