Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Louis Tags

Graffiti Leggings

Graffiti Sling-back Pump

Graffiti Neverfull

Monogram Graffiti Sneaker Boot

Monogram Graffiti Keepall

Graffiti Scarf

Graffiti Bracelet

Bag Charm

Now usually I wouldn't post a late collection but I felt the need to being that this collection is being sported heavily by some of our favorite artists. Fabolous sported the graffiti tee and headband in the Rockin That Thang Remix video & Kery Hilson recently wore the leggings during her feature on 106 & Park. So for any of our readers who have seen the graffiti print and wondered what brand it was or the story behind the look here it is.

This Louis collection is the comeback of the American pop star Stephen Sprouse's Graffiti Collection. Marc Jacobs and Louis Vuitton pay homage to the star Stephen Sprouse who passed away last 2004.

The Graffiti collection was first introduced in 2001 and was sold like hotcakes, many have missed out on it and now that they're back, it's worth rejoicing. In this new collection, Marc "Jacobs took two iconic Sprouse motifs — the graffiti and the rose — and interpreted them in Day-Glo shades of pink, green and orange over the Monogram print. The motifs are featured on Vuitton’s Keepall, Speedy and Neverfull bag styles, as well as basketball sneaker boots, pumps, sunglasses, headbands and wristbands, and small leather goods like wallets and coin purses. The rtw includes a mackintosh raincoat with a graffiti and monogram lining, graffiti leggings and a long-sleeve neon minidress featuring the rose design." Marc Jacobs states that the collection will not be called reissues as he had done things that are similar or new which differs the "new collection" from Stephen's Graffiti from 2001.

“I tried to take what Stephen had done at Vuitton and then kind of flip it in my head, and make it Vuitton’s work for Stephen, not Stephen’s work for Vuitton,” Jacobs said. “I just felt it was a funny way to play with it, to pretend to be Sprouse for a bit, and use the work that he did, and then bring it back to the work that he did before I collaborated with him.” - Marc Jacobs

For more info on the Louis & Sprouse collab check here.