Handbag News. Rei Kawakubo’s Party Bags for LV

August 27, 2008 • Accessories


It’s time to re-examine Louis Vuitton bags. What can I say? I had written them off as I suspect most are fake when I see them an the arms of women everywhere. However, Rei Kawakubo (the Japanese designer behind Comme des Garçons) has given the bags a new look. Yes, as is the trend of the moment Rei Kawakubo is collaborating with Louis Vuitton and some of the results are spectacular. The evening bags will unveiled next
Wednesday at a temporary concept store in Tokyo’s trendy Aoyama

“We thought it was so interesting to combine two
opposite worlds,” said Yves Carcelle, Vuitton’s president and chief
executive officer.

The idea grew out of a conversation between
Vuitton creative director Marc Jacobs and Adrian Joffe, Kawakubo’s
husband, who’s president of Comme des Garçons International. “I admire
and worship her and it’s the kind of thing that I think is so wonderful
to do at Vuitton, where it’s such an iconic brand and that monogram and
everything and, again, I’ve said all this before, but it’s so wonderful
to have someone so outside of that thing take their look at it, their
approach to it,” said Jacobs.

Read "Vuitton’s Deal with Rei Kawakubo" here.

Source & photo: WWD

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