Luxury fashion house Louis Vuitton is no stranger to artistic collaborations, often featuring guest personalities to create limited edition renderings of their celebrated best selling products. Beyond high level collaborations with celebrated artists Takashi Murakami and Yayoi Kusama, Louis Vuitton has been in close contact with grafitti and street artists.
The first street art collection in 2001 for Louis Vuitton was with Marc Jacobs, the former brand creative director, and artist Stephen Sprouse. This collection was a quickly sold-out hit (seen above), and was recently feature at the Marc Jacobs/Louis Vuitton retrospective exhibit at Les Arts Decoratifs in Paris, France.
Parisian street artist, André, has been a staple in Parisian street art and nightlife. He is the co-founder of club Le Baron in Paris, has also collaborated with Maison Kitsune in the past, and is the current Creative Director of L’Officiel Hommes magazine. His signature “Monsieur A” is the focus his surprise spray painted adventures, making pop-up mural appearances during his travels. In 2014 he produced a scarf depicting Mr. A for Louis Vuitton (above).
Marquis Lewis (RETNA)
A brief collaboration but also a name and style to keep in mind, Marquis Lewis (known artistically as RETNA), designed a scarf for Louis Vuitton in 2013 (pictured above). His style is unique and full of color. Each symbol represents a part of his own self-created alphabet.