Louis Vuitton Presents Stephen Sprouse Leopard Collection
In celebration of this season’s Sprouse print, White Lodge director Anita Fontaine pays tribute to the artist by re-imagining his avant-garde vision. So the story goes, in 2000, Marc Jacobs had collaborated with artist/designer Stephen Sporuse to reinvent Louis Vuitton’s SS 2001 collection. Stephen was a post-punk, and pre-grunge artist known for his Day-glo and graffiti printed fashion in the 80s.
Jacobs called on Sprouse to work together on creating something cool and contemporary. Sprouse had been known to create artwork from a copy machine, replicating and distorting images with a strong colour palette and vibrant energy. Sprouse is rumoured to have come up with the idea to digitize rose prints after coming to Paris at Jacobs’ request and staring at the static of a television screen in his hotel room.
In this short film, background images are brought to life using a unique process that incorporates photocopying, TV static, VHS footage and painting on existing images, all inspired by the creative practices Sprouse has used.