Friday, 22 January 2010

Schoeler's romantic luggage

Christian Schoeler's oil paintings were used in Another Man.

Back in March I posted how I was blown away by an editorial in Another Man. Each of the inspiring looks were accompanied by oil paintings by a young German artist, Christian Schoeler. Schoeler's paintings worked with and complimented the romantic, slightly damaged aesthetic of the Alister Mackie's styled shoot perfectly. Schoeler and Mackie melted away the boundaries of art and fashion and we are left with something quite remarkable. From this moment on I have been eager to see more from Schoeler and thankfully he has teamed up with Paul Helbers at Louis Vuitton once again for AW10.

Christian Schoeler and Paul Helbers combine to create these truly spectacular bags for Louis Vuitton's AW10 collection.

After creating suits for the previous season, the pair moved on to accessories, namely bags. There were three models, two large weekender style bags and one square rucksack (my particular favourite). Now I have to confess that I have been swamped with work these past few days so have only really left one lazy eye on the early action in Paris but these hand painted bags in amongst Louis Vuitton's military inspired winter collection really captured my full attention (thanks to Dazed Digital). For me the square cut nature of the bags works perfectly with Schoeler's paintings. The square leather is a new type of canvas for the German artist but once again, he has blurred the boundaries between fashion and art whilst creating pieces to truly covet.

Christian Schoeler and Paul Helbers create yet another beautiful bag for Louis Vuitton's AW10 collection.

9 comments:

Make Do Style said...

You'll have to start dropping Valentines day hints for a romantic bag!

Mat said...

they are excellent aren't they. loved the vuitton collection too.

hello said...

The last bag is very funky. I like....

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fuchsiaboy said...

truly covetable! an artistic, fragile and romantic statement. a perfect foil to all the angular shapes coming out of the runway for f/w 10.

Tom said...

I love the sacplat. I have a copy of Another Man as well where he is featured. Really great artist.

Style Salvage Steve said...

Make Do Style: This might be a little too romantic..although, Valentines does fall on my Birthday as well...so you never know!
Hello: It certainly beats the gharish LV bags of old.
Fuschiaboy: Well said...in fact, that was too good, better than anything I wrote about it! Ha!
Tom: That issue is one of the best men's magazines of last year. I keep re-reading it.

CW said...

So are they printed reproductions of his paintings or is it a one of a kind thing?

Anonymous said...

i found some high res pics and they make quite clear that it is a one of a kind thing. you can really feel the oil colour and texture...

Olviya said...

great bags! very edgy, i would say)

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