Designer Nicholas Hlobo was born in 1975 in Johannesburg where he also studied Fine Art at Technikon Witwatersrand. The limited LOUIS VUITTON ArtyCapucines model by Nicholas Hlobo pays homage to the monogram canvas theme of the Louis Vuitton house with a flower seemingly growing from inside the Capucines PM. The blue tones paired with the texture, hand-embroidered on the handbag are in stark contrast to the sleek black material of the exterior. The result is a beautiful, handmade, hybrid object. GoSee : louisvuitton.com///artycapucines-pm-von-nicholas-hlobo-capucines
About - Nicholas Hlobo is a South African artist based in Johannesburg, South Africa. He was born in 1975 in Cape Town. He earned a Bachelor of Technology from Technikon Witwatersrand in 2002. He creates large sculptural works that are expansive masses which at once feel oozey, voluptuous and highly structured. The contrast of femininity and masculinity is created by his use of dissimilar materials such as rubber inner tubes, ribbon, organza, lace and found objects. Hlobo is the winner of the 2006 Tollman Award for Visual Art, the 2009 Standard Bank Young Artist Award, he was a finalist for the Future Generation Art Prize 2010. In 2010, Hlobo was selected as a protégé by mentor Sir Anish Kapoor as part of the Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative, an international philanthropic programme that pairs masters in their disciplines with emerging talents for a year of one-to-one creative exchange.