20 Jul The zoo imaginary Billie Achilleos for Louis Vuitton
The collaboration between the British artist Billie Achilleos and the prestigious French fashion house Louis Vuitton, born a project worthy of note as an example of’ crafts of excellence, likely to reach the threshold of real artistic creation.
Billie Achilleos is a young artist, known for the use of material of recovery for the creation of objects and puppets: gives new life to shreds abandoned to transform the informal magic of dreams.
Marc Jacobs, addressed just to this artist for the realization of original installations that presented, the London public, the new collection Louis Vuitton Fall / Winter 2011-2012. The result was the creation of an imaginary zoo, where the compositional technique is combined with refined preciousness of the materials used.
Using keychain, bracelets, bags, everything cha the French fashion house has in its boundless production, the Achilleos made a series of animal-sculpture, a tribute to a tradition of quality and its link with contemporary art. The zoo Achilleos is an enchanted world and surreal, populated by bizarre creatures, an imaginary bestiary of elegant beauty.