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Yesterday on the Paris runway, Louis Vuitton unveiled a series of handpainted bags by young German artist Christian Schoeler. The project is a collaboration with menswear designer Paul Helbers.

A fan of 19th century painting, which Schoeler inspires his work from, Helbers offered him to create a tangible bridge between art and fashion. After creating suits earlier this year, the pair moved on to bags: 3 models – 2 large weekender-style bags and one square rucksack– were created in a limited edition, out of pieces specially made on leather by Schoeler.

“These are good for traveling, they remind me of the nomadic life artists often lead. It’s not really about the bag, but about mobile life” said Schoeler about the collaboration. “All artists’ clothes are covered in stains, like an accidental customization”, he continued, “My life is about creativity and that applies to art, but also to fashion.”

More looks at the Christian Schoeler x Louis Vuitton Bags follow.

SOURCE: Dazed Digital

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