Meet the standout piece from Louis Vuitton’s Spring/Summer 2011 menswear collection, the Néo Greenwich Tattoo in Utah Leather. The bag is the result of Louis Vuitton and American tattoo artist Scott Campbell’s artistic collaboration. Of course there were other Scott Campbell bags from the runway show like the Keepall Tattoo in Utah Leather and Damier Graphite, but only the Néo Greenwich Tattoo made it into production. Too bad, I was really hoping that they’d release those pieces + my favorite: the Damier Waterproof Keepall in Translucent PVC.
Néo Greenwich Tattoo is crafted from the supple Utah leather (calfskin) that features a unique tattoo pattern designed by Scott Campbell. A high-tech laser perforation technique was used to imprint the ‘tattoo’ onto the leather. The bag’s other features include trimmings, address holder, handles with handle fastener, and an adjustable and removable shoulder strap, all made in natural calf leather. The bag’s interior is lined with soft cotton lining. Also, there’s an interior zipped pocket and two flat pockets, and a D-ring for keys and accessories.
With it’s unique design, aged metallic hardware and spacious interior, the Utah Néo Greenwich Tattoo is a refined sac voyage for the stylish traveller. The bag measures 19.7″ x 11″ x 9″ and comes in one color: Basalte. It’s available for US$7500 at select Louis Vuitton stores. If you’re interested in this bag, be sure to call your local Louis Vuitton store and ask whether they will carry this piece
Here’s a video of Scott Campbell designing the tattoo pattern for Louis Vuitton.
Images via Louis Vuitton