When Art Meets Designer Bags

When Art Meets Designer Bags

Posted on February 14 2018

by Gretzel H. Lantican



Every woman is born a masterpiece. It’s the reason they embody themselves as works of art, because as the iconic Oscar Wilde said, “One should either be a work of art or wear a work of art.”

As the stunning piece you are, you deserve to carry an artistic and trendy accessory like a hand-painted bag. It’s the ultimate fashion statement made for your keen style.

Let’s admit that hand-painted bags are beyond the norm. They aren’t the usual carry-ons, yet they’re  more elegant and glamorous than you think. Hand-painted bags show more of your personality than plain purses.

Hand-painted Luxury Bags

Fashion icon Karl Lagerfeld thinks that art and fashion are a good collaboration. He even said Andy Warhol proved they can exist together. One good example are the hand-painted pieces inspired by Warhol’s style.

Designing luxury bags is a risk, because it could go wrong, but not with experienced artists. Professional artists like Jeff Koons, Yayoi Kusama, and Boyarde Messenger know how to turn a designer bag into a one-of-a-kind masterpiece. These artists prove that hand-painted bags are the next best statement piece you should add to your collection.

Emotional Pop Art

See the Speedy Louis Vuitton collection here 

When it comes to contemporary art, Jeff Koons won the hearts of emotional fashionistas. He gets his dramatic pop arts from Warhol’s style, and he usually puts them on his favored canvas, the Epi Speedy and Faux Louis Vuitton.

 Pop Idioms

See the Birkin collection here 

Boyarde Messenger’s Hermes edition is inspired by another pop artist Roy Lichtenstein, but her distinct style is adding an idiomatic twist on her work. She usually paints on Hermes, because she can easily put her Angelus paint medium on Hermes’ finest leather.

Vivid Abstract

See the Louis Vuitton Totes here

Inquisitive art is the expertise of hand-paint artist Yayoi Kusama. Her design usually involves vivid abstract expressionism on Louis Vuitton totes.

West Coast Roses

See the YSL collection here

Kendra Thomas represents the West Coast as a hand-paint artist of luxury bags. She’s known for painting distinctive roses in today’s top designer brands like Balenciaga and Saint Laurent.

Heart’s Birkin

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The undeniably beautiful and talented Heart Evangelista also hand-paints bags. She loves to paint feminine art on classic Birkins. She even made a collaboration with the actor and designer Mark Bumgarner.



When fashion turns to art, it’s a masterpiece. It’s a designer bag repurposed as a work of art. Most of all, it’s a one-of-a-kind statement accessory that you would kill to have.



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