Sunday, January 15, 2012

Billie Achilleos for Louis Vuitton

Louis Vuitton commissioned the highly talented artist Billie Achilleos to design these gorgeous animal sculptures made from, *gasp*, hundreds of cut up Louis Vuitton bags, belts and wallets.

Why? To celebrate Louis Vuitton's 100th anniversary. The world renowned fashion house has named this campaign "Maroquinaris Zoologica".

The artist Billie Achilleos describes herself as a "Versatile Artist and Maker of Things". And that she is. 

 From Billie's blog: (which you should totally check out - it's awesome!)
"Each animal highlights an element in the design of the products. The Armadillo was to highlight the soft yet durable quality of the leather. The Chameleon displays the variety of colour. The Grasshopper is constructed from products with zips and poppers that make satisfying noises like that of the musically gifted insect. And finally my favorite, the Beaver, who’s functionality chops wood, builds dams…and provides cleaver ways of organizing ones life in men’s bags and wallets."
Here's the 'Making of' Video: