Fashion fans were divided when Louis Vuitton’s new men’s bag, designed in the shape of a paint can, went on sale.
The LV Paint Can bag, priced at £1,980, is described on the Parisian fashion house’s website as “a highly creative alternative to a traditional bag”.
But while some appreciate the artistry behind the unconventional men’s accessory, others have branded it “terrible.”
The Louis Vuitton LV Paint Can bag, which is available in six colors, has a metal handle and an adjustable strap
Some fans were unsure about the collection, calling the Paint Can Bag “terrible”.
Available in a variety of colors from Virgil Abloh’s palette, the coated canvas and cowhide bag even has a metal handle to emulate the original.
Louis Vuitton advertises the bag as having enough room for two phones, with an adjustable strap that you can remove.
The bag was launched at the designer’s Fall/Winter 2022 show, the last show largely designed by Artistic Director Virgil Abloh before his death.
Abloh died in November 2021 at the age of 41 after a battle with a rare cancer called cardiac angiosarcoma.
It is believed that the Fall/Winter 2022 collection was 95% complete at the time of Abloh’s death.
When the show debuted, Grazia described it as “playful, romantic, surreal at times, and all underpinned by that sly intellectualism.”
The late designer is said to be inspired by artists such as Gustave Courbet and Giorgio de Chirico in his prints and colors.
The show notes described the collection as Abloh’s “boyhood ideology,” as if the world were seen through the lens of an innocent child.
The notes read: “Dreams can come true.”
When the Paint Can Bag first debuted on the runway, it attracted a lot of attention from fashionistas who were divided on its looks.
Some people commented on the bag after Louis Vuitton posted the collection in their color palette on Instagram, mocking the statement accessory.
One person wrote: “I’ve always wanted my own paint can. All my hopes and dreams have come true.”
Another, who seemed completely stunned by the bag, simply wrote, “Huh?”
A Louis Vuitton fan admitted that while she admired the fashion house, she didn’t approve of the collection.
She wrote: “I love LV but this is awful!”
The collection was designed by Louis Vuitton’s Artistic Director Virgil Abloh
Abloh (pictured at the Off-White Women’s Fall/Winter 2019/2020 show in Paris) died last November at the age of 41 after a battle with a rare cancer
While some people were fans of the bag, others were confused by the concept and some outright derided it
However, there were many fans of Abloh’s vision, with one person writing, “Oh my god love this one.”
On Twitter, fans were similarly divided over the bag, with some people criticizing the design.
One person wrote, “Since when is wearing a can of paint considered fashion?”
They added, “This is as ridiculous as it gets,” and criticized the price of the bag.
Another person said they are a fan of avant-garde design.
They wrote, “I love this kind of ridiculousness.”
The bag comes in Abloh’s signature colors of purple, orange, red, green, yellow and blue on a white base.
Despite raising eyebrows from some fashionistas, the LV Paint Can Bag is expected to have a long waiting list of people dying to get their hands on the statement piece.