It isn’t very often that Louis Vuitton collaborates with other brands, but when they do, it typically turns out iconic. Earlier this year, along with their Fall/Winter 2021 collection, Louis Vuitton presented an exclusive capsule collection in collaboration with Fornasetti, a renowned Italian homeware atelier.
If you are into designer homeware, you are likely already familiar with Fornasetti. Founded in 1940 by Pietro Fornasetti, the atelier is known for their distinct designs inspired by architecture, as well as, Ancient Greek and Roman periods.
Louis Vuitton’s Nicolas Ghesquière, who has held the title of brand’s creative director of womenswear since 2013, is no stranger to turning to the past for inspiration. In a press release announcing the Fornasetti collaboration he himself has stated: “as a designer who has always loved fashion’s ability to evoke the past, present and future simultaneously, I wanted to add new layers to this creative palimpsest”. According to Ghesquière, he was excited to search the Fornasetti achieves and find drawings from the past to give them a new life.
The Louis Vuitton x Fornasetti capsule includes everything from ready-to-wear to accessories, but it’s really the bags that make the heads turn. Imagine a Neverfull adorned with Greco-Roman coin motifs, or the Capucines featuring portraits of ancient statues. Sounds mesmerizing, doesn’t it? If you want to get your hands on something unique and truly out of the ordinary, here are the 5 best Louis Vuitton x Fornasetti bags to add to your collection!
LV x Fornasetti Neverfull MM
If you are a fan of the Neverfull, but don’t like the fact that everyone and their mother has one, the limited edition Louis Vuitton x Fornasetti Neverfull MM is the bag to consider. Featuring LV’s classic Monogram canvas overlaid with Fornasetti’s Greco-Roman coin motifs, an orange microfiber-lined interior with a removable pouch in the matching style, the LV x Fornasetti Neverfull is a fabulous choice.
LV x Fornasetti Capucines MM
A marble statue on a handbag? Why not! The limited edition LV x Fornasetti Capucines MM Bag features faded portraits of ancient statues. Crafted in gold metallic leather, the design is completed with the contrasting black leather trim and gold-colored hardware. An immediate head-turner, the Louis Vuitton x Fornasetti Capucines MM is a fabulous bag to carry day to night.
LV x Fornasetti Petite Malle
Louis Vuitton’s trunk making legacy shines through their beautiful Petite Malle. For Fall/Winter 2021, our favorite mini trunk received an ancient makeover. Made from metallic gold leather with faded portraits of ancient Roman statues, the LV x Fornasetti Petite Malle is a prime example of how the past meets the present.
LV x Fornasetti Keepall 45 Bandouliere
Travel in style with the limited edition Louis Vuitton x Fornasetti Keepall 45 Bandouliere. For Fall/Winter 2021, the beloved carryall is offered in Louis Vuitton’s iconic Monogram Canvas covered with Fornasetti’s Greco-Roman coin motifs in different sizes. Stylish and practical, the LV x Fornasetti Keepall 45 comes with two top handles, as well as, a longer shoulder strap, allowing for multiple carry options.
LV x Fornasetti Cannes Bag
A bag that looks like a piece of art? The Louis Vuitton x Fornasetti Cannes bag is giving me that kind of vibe. Just detach a chain and you have a fabulous piece of homeware! All jokes aside, the LV x Fornasetti Cannes bag is a truly unique piece. Made from patent calf leather, the bag is embellished with a black-and-white architectural drawing by Fornasetti, reminiscent of the Renaissance-era Baptistery in Florence. I don’t know how about you, but to me, this is definitely a collector’s item.
The Louis Vuitton x Fornasetti collab is now available in Louis Vuitton boutiques and on louisvuitton.com