Over the years Louis Vuitton has branched out and collaborated on designs for their handbag line with many well known designers and artists. Not only did these collaborations make for some very beautiful collections it also added a twist to the already luxurious and coveted designers brand. In fact, we have probably said it before and we will say it again, Louis Vuitton is a definite force to be reckoned with in the fashion industry and with these collaborations he has proven that stepping outside of the box can only help to enhance his brand and make for some truly amazing and beautiful collections.
Louis Vuitton Top Handbag Collaborations
- 2003-2015 Takashi Murakami- Takashi Murakami is a well known Japanese artist who first began collaborating with Louis Vuitton for the release of its 2003 Summer/Spring Collection. Takashi helped to bring to life the much sought after Multicolore Monogram bag in both black & white with colorful monograms. Next came Cherry blossoms, Monogramouflage, and Character bags. In fact the multicolore bag was probably one of the most popular collaborations ever done by Louis Vuitton, which is why the course of the collaboration with Takashi Murakami lasted for 12 years! Louis Vuitton finally decided to end the collaboration series in 2015.
- 2003-2009 Stephen Sprouse- This collaboration started with the Spring/Summer Collection of 2001. Then Creative Director for Marc Jacobs, Stephen Sprouse was asked to aid in creating a unique collaboration design. Louis Vuitton Monogram Canvas bags came out with Paris Graffiti embolized on the bag. In 2009 to celebrate the life of the famous Creative Director, Louis Vuitton released versions of the Speedy and Neverfull leather bags with Monogram Roses and Monogram Graffiti before the collaboration came to an end.
- 2017 Supreme- Louis Vuitton branched out a bit more during its collaboration with the brand Supreme for it’s men’s Fall/Winter Line in 2017. You could find the epi leather with the Supreme Logo as well as other items besides bags that included, smaller leather goods, jackets, jeans and belts. The collaboration only lasted for a short time but if you read the previous article on the 15 year old from Dubai who had is Ferrari vinyl wrapped with the Louis Vuitton Monogram and Supreme logo, you will get a better idea of what it looked like!
- 2014 Iconoclasts Collection- to celebrate Louis Vuitton brands 160th anniversary, Vuitton collaborated with 6 different famous artists/designers including Christian Louboutin, Frank Gehry, Cindy Sherman, Karl lagerfeld, Marc Newson, amd Rei Kawakubo to create the Iconic Monogram Canvas collection. What a collection it was!
While Louis Vuitton has definitely ahs other noteworthy collaborations and collections with other artists and designers we chose theses as the ones that stood out the most to us. One thing is for sure Louis Vuitton shows no sign of stopping in the brands creative department or as being one of the most coveted handbag designers out there no matter the passage of time.