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.