If you were to compare basketball teams to fashion brands pushing art collaborations, Louis Vuitton would be the Los Angeles Lakers, easily. The French label has enlisted a number of established artists for nearly two decades to create capsule collections, from top-handles with Takashi Murakami to backpacks with Jeff Koons to blankets with Alex Israel. To whit, it’s a star-studded roster.
Louis Vuitton’s latest MVP is Jonas Wood, the Los Angeles-based artist who designed the patterns for an 11-piece capsule collection of textiles. He casts an assortment of silk and wool shawls, stoles, and carrés in a graffiti-esque configuration of the LV logo, along with collage-style motifs of flowers, potted plants and basketballs that takes after his “Clippings” series. They, like his large-scale paintings, nod to the work of Henri Matisse and David Hockney, who are distinguished for creating flat, one-dimensional figures in bright colors.