Charitable Artistry: Creating Finely-Crafted Bags For Charity

The exciting worlds of contemporary art and high fashion join forces for a special auction of a limited-edition collection of designer bags for charity. 

This is an excerpt from Lifestyle Asia’s September 2023 Issue.

Art meets altruism in the most fashionable manner through a special collaboration between luxury label Louis Vuitton, and renowned auction house.

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Artycapucines from the 2023 Louis Vuitton auction
Artycapucines from the 2023 Louis Vuitton auction/Photo from the Sotheby’s website

For this unique endeavor, leading contemporary artists had been invited to put their exceptional spin on Louis Vuitton’s Artycapucines bags, resulting in 22 distinct and one-of-a-kind designs that marry each creator’s unique voice with the brand’s sophisticated flair. Net proceeds from the sale of these bags would be donated by the French Maison to a charity or NGO of the artist’s choice, which includes UNICEF, as well as other organizations committed to poverty reduction, disaster relief, education, and refugee rights.

Louis Vuitton Artycapucines bag designed by Paola Pivi
Louis Vuitton Artycapucines bag designed by Paola Pivi/Photo courtesy of Louis Vuitton

Named after the Parisian street of the first ever Louis Vuitton store, the Rue Neuve-des-Capucines, this ladylike classic finds itself metamorphosed into a veritable artist’s canvas. Witness as it emerges in a kaleidoscope of colors and textures, using time-intensive artisanal techniques indicative of the brand’s heritage of savoir faire. Each bag in this limited-edition collection will likewise be signed by the artist under the flap, and be presented in an autographed Boîte Chapeau, or a modernized hat box based upon one of the brand’s archival designs from 1924.

More Artycapucines from the auction
More Artycapucines from the auction/Photo from the Sotheby’s website

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Feature photo courtesy of Louis Vuitton; banner photo from the Sotheby’s website.

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