Jonas Wood X Louis Vuitton
2019 has been an important year for contemporary American artist Jonas Wood, from his first museum retrospective in Dallas to his record-setting auction results, Wood has been taking the art world by storm. Not satisfied by the art world, he has now ventured into fashion.
Earlier this year he was selected by fashion mega house Louis Vuitton as one of the six artists to add their unique touch to the iconic Capucine bag and present it as a limited edition collection in June. Given the success of that collection, Louis Vuitton tapped Wood again to create a capsule of delightful textiles for their Fall/Winter collection. Composed of silk and wool shawls, silk carrés, and cotton stoles, the LV monogram is combined with Wood’s own emblems, which consist of an orange basketball, a yellow flower and a black and white pot. Each design is flared with bright, vibrant colors and an exploration of ranges.
His work has always been seeded in both artist tradition, he names David Hockney and Henri Matisse as some of his biggest inspirations, as well as familial history as most of his subjects stem from his physical surroundings or his childhood memories. This makes him the perfect candidate to collaborate with the longstanding brand which also comes from a legendary family history. The collection incorporates some of his most popular motifs, such as the Three Clippings he presented in late 2018 as well as the wood grain pattern from his grandfather’s home which is present in many of his interior drawings and prints.
The overlap between art and fashion has never been as strong as it is today. Louis Vuitton, for example, has been expanding their relationships with the art world for years now through countless collaborations with bluechip artists such as Jeff Koons, Yayoi Kusama and Takashi Murakami among others but other fashion houses have also been following suit such as Damien Hirst for Alexander McQueen and Ed Ruscha for Stella McCartney.
Click here to explore the prints and unique works by Jonas Wood that inspired this collaboration.