Louis Vuitton has tapped Los Angeles-based artist Jonas Wood for a new textile collection that explores the French house’s signature products – the silk carré, the shawl, and the stole. This marks the second time that Wood has worked with the brand, having reimagined the house’s Capucines bag earlier this year. Wood brings his quintessential bold and vibrant aesthetic to the 11-piece collection, following in the footsteps of other collaborative artists like Takashi Murakami, Yayoi Kusama, Alex Israel, and more.
Sports paraphernalia and botanical imagery are some of the motifs that recur across Wood’s repertoire, and here they manifest in a reinterpretation of the iconic Louis Vuitton monogram. The LV initials are juxtaposed against a pattern of orange basketballs, yellow flowers, and ceramic pots (based on a creation by his wife, fellow artist Shio Kusaka), set on a background of sea blue or bright pink.
Wood’s talent for graffiti-esque hand-lettering is showcased on two silk-and-wool shawls, rendered again in pink and blue. On one, the Louis Vuitton name is hand-drawn in red in a symmetrical pattern, and on the other it appears in graphic writing.
The artist is also known for his works of collage, and silk carrés prove to be the ideal vehicle for this style. With a nod to Henri Matisse and David Hockney, two carrés bloom with effervescent designs of plants and flowers, drawn from his Clippings series. The third carré is double-sided, featuring the LV signature laid over a black and grey wallpaper pattern from his childhood, with a pink wood grain print on the reverse.
The collection is rounded out with a pink cotton-and-silk stole in the same wood grain theme, finished off with a hand-drawn Louis Vuitton name and Wood’s personal signature.
The Louis Vuitton x Jonas Wood textile collection is available now in-stores and online at louisvuitton.com.