Getting graphic: Louis Vuitton amps up the Damier with a piece of art

Getting graphic: Louis Vuitton amps up the Damier with a piece of art

Graphite Rope

Text: Andrea Sim

The French Maison transforms a classic by roping in late British artist Christopher Nemeth's signature motif

Artist and designer Christopher Nemeth amassed a loyal following after radically blurring the lines between art and fashion, literally turning his artwork into clothing during his prime. Leaving behind a graphical legacy that's recognisable in a heartbeat, count artistic director Kim Jones as a Nemeth fanatic — he who spliced the late creative's famed rope motif for a rousing menswear collection last fall. This time around, Jones ups the ante by saturating his hero's ropes in technicolour, enlivening the maison's well-loved Damier. 

Splashed across the Keepall and the ever popular Christopher and Josh backpacks, Nemeth's ropes in punchy blue and red fringe the diagonal corners of the accessories — a welcomed update to the monochrome stalwart. Also treated to a slice of British art are the small accessories, with pochettes, billfolds and organisers as part of the range. So whether you're a giver or a receiver, consider this your motivation to kickstart the Christmas game plan this year: 

The Damier Graphite Rope collection is available at all Louis Vuitton boutiques.