The tats -- muscular reinterpretations of the LV mongram and designs based on Chinese astrology -- definitely strike us as tougher than all the cherry blossoms and delicate double-C chains we saw at Chanel's S/S 2010 show. The calve climbers and neck sleeves are sure to inspire devotion amongst brand-loyal Vuitton boys if they make it into boutiques next spring.
Campbell, a Brooklyn-based artist best known for his skulls and dollar-sign designs, is the man behind many of Vuitton Creative Director Marc Jacobs's tattoos. Jacobs also tapped Campbell to work on the show's bags -- leather hold-alls with carved Asian-inspired designs.
Fashion's love affair with body art doesn't seem likely to abate anytime soon. Yves Saint Laurent is also dipping its toe into ink culture, commissioning Ari Marcopoulos to create a short film about tattoo artist Mark Mahoney of LA's Shamrock Social Club. The film, No Way Back, debuted at YSL's S/S 2011 mens's show last week.
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