As we edge closer to the height of summer, we’re often searching for that one standout piece to polish off seasonal staples — such as easy-breezy shirt dresses, crochet cover-ups and endless lightweight linens — and can also transcend into our autumn wardrobe. What can complete a fresh-from-the-coast look and set us up for a stylish September in the city? A printed carrier that is just as practical as it is chic.
Earmarked for a (socially distant) summer rendezvous, a long weekend on the shoreline or a day spent hopping between galleries hidden among skyscrapers, Louis Vuitton’s latest collection of monogram printed carryalls and cross body bags are the perfect transeasonal companion — and therefore, a must for the Middle Eastern woman.
Inspired by two artistic movements from the late 20th century, the collection (named LV Crafty) seamlessly blends exquisite craftsmanship with a fresh spin on pop art style. Drawn to the urban trends that helped to establish a new creative territory in 1980s New York, LV Crafty plays with ultra-graphic prints and bursts of colour that mirror graffiti art and neo-expressionism.
The line of on-the-go totes and drawstring buckets are adorned in a print chosen from the house’s archives, which is paired with the signature monogram motif and infused with the spirit of the two art movements. The result is a creative pattern in three alternating spectrums: cream and cherry red for summer zing, cream and caramel for autumn appeal and an exclusive colourway featuring a clash of bold red and pink.
The LV Crafty collection is spilt into two stories: Monogram Canvas and Monogram Empreinte. While the Canvas bags are destined to uplift any outfit with punchy colour palettes on classic silhouettes, the Empreinte designs are made for sleek city dwellers with styles to suit the office and after-work drinks.
The entire LV Crafty collection — including the bags, sandals, ready-to-wear and accessories — is available to shop via the dedicated Middle East e-boutique at me.louisvuitton.com
- Photography by Benoît Peverelli