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BAZAAR explores the art of life in all its scintillating forms.
Hot on the heels of its streetscene world tour, Louis Vuitton teamed up with three international street artists on its emblematic silk square. The colourful collaborations began last season with Aiko, Retna, and Os Gemeos, all of whom continued the storied maison’s tradition of memorable partnerships with contemporary talents the likes of Stephen Sprouse, Yayoi Kusama, Takashi Murakami, and Richard Prince. Joining in for Autumn/Winter ’13 are Eko Nugroho from Indonesia, Ben Eine from the UK, and Franco-Tunisian El Seed.
Born in Yogyakarta, Eko is no stranger to Louis Vuitton’s world of contemporary art, having previously shown in the ‘Fantasy Islands’ group exhibitions in Hong Kong and Singapore as well as ‘Transfiguration & Contemporary Mythologies’ in Paris. This season, he cleverly mixed urban and pop influences with traditional Indonesian motifs on the Tropical Giant Square, upon which blue and khaki scales camouflage a mythical beast of clashing hues.
Leopard V Giant Square by Stephen Sprouse, Louis Vuitton
Karakoram Stole, Louis Vuitton
( From top) Neon Giant Square by Eine; and Tropical Giant Square by Eko Nugroho, both from Louis Vuitton