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Louis Vuitton’s 2021 Artycapucines collection features six handbags inspired by visions from a handful of different artists

Louis Vuitton’s Capucines bag, named after the Rue Neuve-des-Capucines (the street upon which Louis Vuitton opened his first store in 1854) has become a classic for both stylists and enthusiastic bag collectors. Its straightforward silhouette and emblematic LV logo have become a telling symbol of style and creativity, so much so that the maison has created the Artycapucines line. 

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Created in collaboration with artists from across the globe, the Artycapucines celebrates creativity and craftsmanship through beautifully designed Capucines bag. The previous two collections had seen 18 distinctive designs from artists such as Beatriz Milhazes, Urz Fischer, Zhao Zhao, Jean-Michel Othoniel, and Tschabalala Self. 

The 2021 collection brings six new artists to the Capucines canvas. Gregor Hildebrandt’s rebellious black and white design is made with screen-printed leather ana dan LV signature inlaid with vinyl records. Meanwhile, Donna Huanca brings about an artistic and tactile bag with hand-painted embroidery and piercing rings. Huang Yuxing’s Capucines features a colourful fantasy landscape with elegant embroidery. Vik Muniz sees the Capucines created with effervescent trompe l’oeil effects while Paola Pivi focuses her design on complex leather marquetry and luxurious gold-leaf gilding. Lastly, Zeng Fanzhi reinterprets Van Gogh’s famous self-portrait through a Capucines that features 700,000 embroidery stitches. 

These limited-edition releases will be available at the end of October 2021. Only 200 of these bags will be released in stores worldwide. 

In the Philippines, the entire collection will be available at the Louis Vuitton Philippines flagship store in Greenbelt 3, set to open its doors on Oct 2021. 

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