Louis Vuitton taps Swiss Artist Urs Fischer For New Collaboration
New year, new Louis Vuitton monogram. Well, not exactly. To mark the brand’s first major release of 2021, Louis Vuitton has tapped Urs Fischer to re-work its signature LV initials and Monogram’s flowers.
The Swiss visual artist – known for his innovative sculpture work and avant-garde installations – has hand-drawn the iconic patterns across a range of leather goods, as well as ready-to-wear pieces, trainers and accessories.
The team-up sees seven special-edition bags adorned in the newly decorated motif, available in both red and white colourways. The accessories are coated in a particularly eye-catching, velvet-like finish, which sees the monogram elevated using a textural tuffetage treatment (bit of a tongue twister, we must add). And expect to see a series of characters Fischer has imagined specifically for the collaboration, showcasing once more Louis Vuitton is swinging its doors open to artists from across the globe in 2021.
Photography Pierre-Ange Carlotti. The Louis Vuitton x Urs Fischer collection is available online and in select stores now.