The 200 years of Louis Vuitton celebrated (also) with LEGO

The 200 years of Louis Vuitton celebrated (also) with LEGO

Andrea Tuzio · 5 months ago · Style

2021 was a very important year for one of the most relevant and appreciated fashion houses in the whole fashion business, Louis Vuitton. In fact, its founder turned 200 years old
2 centuries of history, a very long journey – the journey is the main theme that runs through Vuitton’s entire narrative – which, thanks to its innovative spirit and priceless legacy, has made Louis Vuitton a cultural reference point. 

To celebrate the man and his legacy, the French fashion house kicked off a project last August called Louis 200, in which 200 artists and visionaries from all over the world – from the most diverse fields such as art, science, design, etc. – were involved to express their creativity. – to express their creativity. Those who were involved shared dreams, fears, hopes, thoughts and reflections combining past, present and future in an explosion of creativity spanned throughout this now-draining 2021.

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“Thanks to Louis’ pioneering spirit, innovation defines Louis Vuitton’s history and continually moves us forward into the future. Through the disruptive and dynamic initiatives of Louis 200, we can grasp how Louis is a figure of his time and ours”, said Michael Burke, president and CEO of Vuitton. 

A few days ago Louis Vuitton shared through its YouTube channel a promotional video in which we see a trunk – the true object that represents more than any other the history of the maison – made for the occasion, inside which we find a birthday cake recreated using 31,700 LEGO bricks and decorated by a large group of children thanks to LEGO DOTS kits. 

It is no coincidence that this collaboration was presented at the turn of Christmas. In fact, LEGO remains one of the most popular brands for Christmas gifts – I love them and the entire editorial staff of Collater.al is addicted – for children of all ages. The fact that children were the creative protagonists of this playful and colorful operation, makes this joint venture a delightful exaltation of the Christmas spirit more simple and genuine. 

The cake made of LEGO and the trunk in which it is contained carry with them a message of happy birthday to Louis Vuitton – the most classic of Happy Birthday Louis along with the year of birth of the founder of the maison – on the front of the cake is depicted the face of Louis, while the trunk is covered inside a cobalt blue elegant and there are classic drawers where, in this case, to store the candles. 

Unfortunately, the LEGO x Louis Vuitton cake celebrating the 200th anniversary of its founder is not for sale, in fact no releases are planned. 

This collaboration is just the latest in order of many that have followed throughout 2021, as I said before. The Canadian naturalized U.S. archistar Frank Gehry for example has created a work called “Tea party for Louis!”, Imagining just a tea party to celebrate the founder of the maison.

Another architect,Peter Marino, was inspired by the greatest magician of all time, Harry Houdini, reinventing a classic Vuitton trunk and creating the “Houdini Trunk”.

“I decided to create a trunk that not even Harry Houdini could get out of. In 1912, Houdini performed his escape from the trunk underwater. Houdini was handcuffed, chained, bound and nailed in the trunk. It took Houdini only 2 ½ minutes to free himself and emerge from the trunk. Houdini later performed this trick several times, many of which took him less than a minute to free himself. Houdini was able to perform his stunt by moving a panel, opening the trunk enough to escape. We designed the trunk with snug-fitting leather straps to prevent any possibility of moving the panels to allow the acrobatic escape. The challenge is now open to any Houdini wannabe to escape from this ‘Houdini Trunk’”. 

200 works, 200 artists/visionaries/creatives/brands – you can take a look at the entire project here – for a celebration that lasted 1 full year, will officially end on January 6, 2022, and that paid and pays tribute to one of the most influential fashion and design figures of all time.

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Collater.al & Brillo. Together in the name of the love of illustration

Collater.al & Brillo. Together in the name of the love of illustration

Giulia Guido · 1 week ago · Art

We need new imagery, created in pencil, pen, black and white or colour, drawn on a sheet of paper or digitally. We also need a place where we can admire and immerse ourselves in these imaginaries. And what if this place were actually two? 
Collater.al and Brillo have joined forces to give even greater prominence to illustrators who are ready to take us into their world. 

Over the next few months, the Instagram profiles of @collater.al and @brillo_magazine will feature the work of these young talents, who promptly responded to the open call launched by the two magazines, and which you can always review here. 

DANIELE MORGANTI

LORENA SPURIO aka WABISABI

 
 
 
 
 
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SOFIA ROMAGNOLO aka AZZURROSCURO

 
 
 
 
 
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CHARLOTTE LE BLEU

BERTRAND AZNAR

ANTONIO COLOMBONI aka SCOMBINATO

SHUT UP CLAUDIA

EDOARDO MARCONI aka RADIOCOMANDERO

Cover by Carlotte Le Bleu

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“Okja” in ten frames

“Okja” in ten frames

Giulia Guido · 1 week ago · Art

Okja” is a 2017 film directed by Bong Joon-ho. Although it did not rake in awards like the subsequent “Parasite“, “Okja” ranks among the South Korean director’s best works and features an ensemble cast that includes Tilda Swinton, Paul Dano, Lily Collins, Giancarlo Esposito, and Jake Gyllenhaal.

The film tells the story of a young girl who for most of her life has raised a genetically modified “super pig,” building a bond of mutual affection with him. But their lives are set to change drastically as the industry that actually created the animal must take it back to begin the slaughtering process.
This is an exposing film against the mistreatment of animals within the meat industry that manages to deal with the topic by focusing on empathy and friendship. For this very reason in 2019 it was named one of the most influential films of the decade by the New York Times. 

In “Okja,” the state of mind of the protagonist and her animal are reflected in the colors of the sets and the choices related to the cinematography, curated by Darius Khondji (Seven, Midnight in Paris, Uncut Gems), which manage to completely capture the viewer. 

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The illusion of calm in the illustrations of Kento IIDA

The illusion of calm in the illustrations of Kento IIDA

Tommaso Berra · 1 week ago · Art

You know the sky on certain summer days, when you couldn’t find a cloud miles away and everything above our heads is a delicate blue, the color of the sweetest of spun sugars? Illustrator Kento IIDA finds in this atmosphere of calm the inspiration for his works, images of tranquil landscapes but leaving an atmosphere of suspicion, as if something unforeseen will happen soon, or as if something unforeseen has just happened, far from the eyes of possible witnesses.
In these vignettes there are always elements or signs that suggest a movement that breaks the calm, sometimes the movement has already happened or is in progress, as in the case of cars launching from bridges or space missiles lifting angular clouds to the sky like marble sculptures.

Kento IIDA (who is based in Tokyo) incorporates elements of Japanese tradition in his illustrations, thus traditional buildings and views of snow-capped peaks that hint at Mount Fuji appear in these ambiguous scenes, as well as baseball players, a national sport in Japan and probably the artist’s favorite.
There are not only clear skies in the views, however; poetry is also provided by clouds, often single and isolated, or by gloomy skies that sound like an omen, in an increasingly suspended and uncertain time.

Kento IIDA | Collater.al
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Vickie Vainionpää’s code-generated works

Vickie Vainionpää’s code-generated works

Tommaso Berra · 6 days ago · Art

Artistic expression is now no longer bound only to manual gesture, and in some cases not even to the artist’s choice. Vickie Vainionpää‘s works in fact follow that artistic strand in which works are the result of codes, of an algorithm that creates unpredictable solutions by reworking basic information. The Montreal-based artist creates his works through a generative code, which traces a certain number of points placed in a Cartesian plane.
The result is that of twisted shapes like guts or extraterrestrial organic creatures, in which even the color and shades are dictated by the generative code.

The forms are then the basis for oil paintings on canvas, in which the digital forms acquire a presence and matter through the texture of the support, the shadows and the layering of color. Some of these canvases are recently on display in New York at The Hole NYC gallery for the artist’s solo exhibition entitled “Software.”
In Vickie Vainionpää’s works, the relationship between man and machine merges, the physical and virtual experience become interconnected to the point of blurring the genesis of everything. Who creates? Who is created by whom? A series of questions that help read and complicate the present.

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