as many of you may know, Louis Vuitton launched their collaborative collection with Jeff Koons on April 11th at the Louvre. Ever since the very first pictures popped up, I’ve been wondering about both the artistic and the investment value of the collection, hence, I decided to share my views.
The collection features copies of artwork by Da Vinci, Titien, Rubens, Fragonard and Van Gogh and its a dream come true to any artlover. However, I believe it’s on the very thin line of being a well-carried-off intellectual property infringement. Moreover, speaking from a purely fashion side, none of the pieces are bold or extravagant, they are just unexpected and indisputably not to be incorporated into ready-to-wear, which, thus, makes them into collectors’ pieces.
This leads me to my next question: Does this collection have true investment value?
Considering the design, the lack of originality in the bigger picture and the interest from the buyers expressed thus far, it is a safe speculation that this collection will be just a boom when it hits the stores on April 28th which will get little interest after a couple of interest.
Thus, judging by the trends in the fashion market in the last couple of years and what pieces are worth the investment in regards to the resale market, this collection is unlikely to be it.
I am interested in more opinions on the collection from anyone who’s invested in the market, so shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Until next time,