After months of anticipation, we finally get a sneak peak of Louis Vuitton’s ‘The Icon and Iconoclasts’ collection, which includes a burned Monogram bag by Rei Kawakubo.
Rei Kawakubo burns the Louis Vuitton Monogram bag
We first got wind of the exciting collaboration between Louis Vuitton and six iconic designers and artists in June 2014 and now we are just two short weeks away from the launch date for the 'The Icon and Iconoclasts' collection.
The Icon and Iconoclasts collection is a celebratory effort done by Louis Vuitton under the creative direction of Nicolas Ghesquière for the 160th anniversary of the iconic French label.
For this project, Louis Vuitton enlisted six world-renowned designers and artists – Karl Lagerfeld, Rei Kawakubo, Marc Newson, Cindy Sherman, Frank Gehry and Christian Louboutin – to reinterpret the house’s classic LV Monogram.
Finally leading to the launch date on 15th October 2014, Louis Vuitton released a set of images and a video as a sneak peek to what’s in-store for consumers.
For the collection, Rei Kawakubo of Comme des Garçons decided to burn holes onto the signature LV Monogram 'Sac Plat' bag, while Karl Lagerfeld of Chanel did a collection of boxing equipments, which includes boxing gloves, a punching bag and a storage trunk, . There’s even a shopping trolley by Christian Louboutin, complete with its signature red soles in tact.
While it might sound outrageous and crazy, the collection can easily be one of the most exciting collaborations to date and foreseen to be off the shelves within minutes of its launch.
Click through the gallery for more photos of the The Icon and Iconoclasts collection:
Personally, we would want the boxing set by Karl Lagerfeld because what could be more exciting than practicing boxing moves with your very own Louis Vuitton punching bag?
The Icon and Iconoclasts collection will be available on 15th October 2014 at the Louis Vuitton Global Store in Starhill Gallery KL. For more information, please contact your nearest Louis Vuitton boutique.
(Photos and video courtesy of Louis Vuitton)