Canvassing Louis Vuitton Scarves for SS 2013
Four Season Giant Square by Aiko for Louis Vuitton is available for $780.
The official blog of Louis Vuitton (www.ilvoelv.com) recently revealed a project that would involve three urban artists, working their own creative touch on printed scarves for LV’s Spring-Summer 2013 collection.
The Louis Vuitton silk scarf is a coveted wardrobe accessory, and the brand hopes to infuse a contemporary, unconventional design aesthetic, brought on by street artists Retna, Aiko and Os Gemeos.
The first take is by Aiko, who is best known for her pop culture style. Aiko’s Louis Vuitton line employs over 62 colours that use various elements for inspiration like circles (for night oceans), four peonies (for four seasons), and the double chain (symbol of luck and prosperity), among many others.
Script Stole by Retna for Louis Vuitton is available for $860.
Another artist Marquis Lewis, aka Retna, has used cashmere and silk as his canvas. The fluidity and weightlessness of the fabric complements the artist’s design motifs which range from Hebrew letters, Inca signs, Egyptian hieroglyphics or even just the Louis Vuitton signature.
The Mosaic Square by Os Gemeos for Louis Vuitton is available for $450.
Lastly, brand Brazillian twins Gustavo and Otavio Pandolfo (collectively under label Os Gemeos), have translated their imagination on to LV scarves by drawing upon the sun and moon, and various other elements of the universe, in turn creating unique mosaic like patterns on silk.
The scarves will retail at Louis Vuitton stores in the US in particular, and at select stores worldwide.
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