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News: Skam for Louis Vuitton

February 26th, 2009

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Louis Vuitton will be commissioning a selection of graffiti artists in tribute of their Stephen Sprouse campaign. Reyes from Seventh Letter Crew  has been involved with the the San Francisco store. Skam an OG writer from Toroto got a chance to show off his tribute at the Toronto LV location this week.

I’m glad to see street artist get an opportunity to work with luxury brands.

via: Built from the Gound up

“The evening was in tribute to artist/fashion designer Stephen Sprouse (September 12, 1953 – March 4, 2004), who was credited with pioneering the 1980s mix of uptown sophistication in clothing with a downtown punk and pop sensibility. In recent times, the graffiti logo bags he designed in collaboration with Marc Jacobs for Louis Vuitton in 2001 made the fashion world take notice of his work once again. This VIP, invite only evening was unique space for him to create in (no outlines were used, strictly freehand) and all of this was done in-store, on the fly and in front of the crowd of industry insiders, fashion editors, buyers, models, media, tastemakers, fashionista’s and impresario’s” Stirling

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5 Comments so far

  1. dT89toronto February 27th, 2009 11:16 pm

    SKAM ! T.O !

  2. STIRLING™ February 28th, 2009 12:31 am

    Heyyyyyyyyyyy, someone actually credited me for posting this first and for cropping the images, Lol. Thx MT!

  3. NOTORIUS NOU March 1st, 2009 12:59 pm

    I think its not good for theses high hand couture houses to do that , makes loose the essence of names like Gucci , louis vuitton , prada , etc…. For exemple the louis vuitton shoe X Kanye west. Louis V been there since 1848 if im not wrong , what do they have to gain by doing that ? All the core older customers from louis vuitton don’t know Kanye west…

  4. a Fresh Pair March 10th, 2009 4:28 am

    “NOTORIUS NOU”
    give a second thought to what you posted.
    because that brand is very staple and established.
    doesn’t mean it would exactly be a bad thing from them now and again to do
    collaborations,
    maybe their creative director had some inspiration, and got the “OK” from the Exec(s)
    cause they may have figured a new way to open up markets, and attract a new type of customer they didn’t have before.
    remember fashion is very tricky and always evolving and transforming.
    so things will often change up.
    maybe they just keeping up with the times…
    not they stopping what they doing to just to take a new direction, they simply adding on.
    …but then again, i could be wrong.
    lol

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