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SEE: The Louis Vuitton x Fornasetti collection

This extraordinary collaboration showcases the intuitive creativity and craft of Louis Vuitton and the magical depiction of the world by the iconic Fornasetti

By House & Garden South Africa | August 20, 2021 | Category

Photography by Hill & Aubrey & styled by Marie-Amélie Sauvé
Photography by Hill & Aubrey & styled by Marie-Amélie Sauvé

For its latest collaboration, Louis Vuitton has explored the unique creative world of renowned Italian artistic design atelier Fornasetti.

The Louis Vuitton x Fornasetti capsule collection features a broad selection of Louis Vuitton products inspired by Fornasetti’s iconic designs including buildings, locks, keys and portraits. The collection showcases Fornasetti’s iconic hand-drawn imagery that has enchanted art and design lovers since Piero Fornasetti founded his atelier in 1940.

Photography by Hill & Aubrey & styled by Marie-Amélie Sauvé

Curated by Artistic Director of Women’s collections at Louis Vuitton, Nicolas Ghesquière, the clothes and accessories feature a rich combination of colours, textures and traditional, cutting-edge techniques including jacquard, embroidery and laser printing, intertwining Fornasetti’s exquisitely illustrated world with Nicolas Ghesquière’s strikingly contemporary design.

Photography by Hill & Aubrey & styled by Marie-Amélie Sauvé

Highlights include velvet dresses, shiny printed jersey tops upon which Fornasetti drawings of ancient statues are overlaid on high-tech thermal-camera imagery, as well as fleece hooded jackets and tailoring pieces. Oversize outerwear pieces feature Fornasetti prints, both in a stamp inspired coloured version and, in a gold, coated version.

Photography by Hill & Aubrey & styled by Marie-Amélie Sauvé

The Louis Vuitton x Fornasetti capsule collection also features a captivating version of the Cannes bag in transformed leather, beautifully embellished with a Fornasetti black and white architectural drawing and reminiscent of the Renaissance-era Baptistery in Florence. For the collection, Nicolas Ghesquière’s iconic Petite Malle has been reworked and covered with a dome printed metallic leather which creates a striking optical illusion. The collection is available in Louis Vuitton stores worldwide since August 2021.

Photography by Hill & Aubrey & styled by Marie-Amélie Sauvé

Take a look at a few more pieces from the Louis Vuitton x Fornasetti collection in the gallery below.

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