“I tried to use the things in Stephen’s vocabulary, and give the collection the shape, silhouette and styling that Stephen would have done when he was at the top of his game. It really is a complete homage, and a complete combination of what is Louis Vuitton, and what is this legendary icon, and then what are the icons and the lasting aesthetics that Stephen left in the fashion world,” saidÂ Marc Jacob. With these words, the birth of the most exciting collection of bags, shoes and apparel yet to come out of the classy womb of Louis Vuitton.
A tribute to the late designer and artist Stephen Sprouse, LV’s Creative Director Marc Jacob (and a friend of Spouse), paid his respects by reinterpreting the forgotten designer’s artwork. The two have collaborated once before in 2001 for Louis Vuitton Spring Summer and the Graffiti bag which was part of the collection was an instant sell-out.
The current collection features a line of ready-to-wear, handbags, accessories and shoes all with Sprouse’s trademark Day-Glo graffiti print. And for the first time, the ‘rose’ which Stephen used to mark his ‘thank you’ cards with is also employed as art on the collection. Called The Monogram Graffiti and the Monogram Rose, it is definitely bound to capture a few highrollers’ hearts.
Find out more about Stephen Sprouse hereÂ or check the Stephen SprouseÂ x Luois Vuitton 2009 Collection at the Louis Vuitton boutique at 181, Jalan Bukit Bintang, KL.