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Take 5 paintings by the Old Masters, artist Jeff Koons and French luxury Louis Vuitton, blend them all on an artist’s palette and you’ll quite literally get the Louis Vuitton x Jeff Koons Masters collection that launches in Singapore on 28 April 2017. Having had a preview of this collection whilst on my recent trip to Kuala Lumpur for Louis Vuitton, I’ll be honest and just say this. Unlike LV’s upcoming #LVxFragment and #LVxSupreme collections that are as straightforward as it gets, the #LVxKoons collaboration will have you firmly positioned on either side of the proverbial fence.
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Using re-creations from his Gazing Ball series of works, the re-created masterpieces featuring the likes of da Vinci, Titian, Rubens, Fragonard and Van Gogh have been imported onto a vast selection of bags, small leather goods and accessories like key rings and scarves. All the pieces have been given additional flourish by way of Vuitton’s house monograms, the LV logo, as well as Jeff Koons’ graphic signature on the right bottom hand corner of each piece.
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From Neverfull bags to the Keepall, there’s even the Palm Springs backpack and the Montaigne (prices to come in another update soon) adorned with selected masterpieces, and depending on which painting/shape of bag/colour combination you love the most, there’s definitely something for everyone if you’re on that side of the fence to begin with.
In other words, I won’t. But what about you?
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For those of you keen to get yourself a piece from the Masters collection, here are the prices in Singapore dollars. For starters, the Neverfull MM is priced at SGD4300, while the Speedy30 will retail for SGD3750. The Montaigne MM will go for SGD5500, which also happens to be the same price as the Keepall50. Last but not least (as far as the bags are concerned anyway) is the Palm Springs Backpack, that will sell for SGD4300.
Now for the SLGs. The clutch (Rubens, show above) will sell for SGD2010, whilst the wallet on chain (featuring Mona Lisa) retails for SGD2420, which also happens to be the price of the Zippy Wallet that will come in all 5 designs.
There’s a bag charm (you know, the Koons rabbit one) that sells for SGD800 which is also the lowest priced item in the whole collection. Lastly, we have the silks, the silk square will sell for SGD995 while the light shawl is priced at SGD2000. #happyshopping
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