During the 1980’s, designer Stephen Sprouse made an entrance to the fashion world by competing in a fashion show contest of young designers. He made headlines with his un-traditional take on clothing construction and his breath-taking use of color. Sprouse took chances by introducing the world to the implementation of graffiti and custom dyed fabrics. His lines were carried at Bergdorf Goodman and Henri Bendel in New York City. Regardless of his successes, Sprouse continually had problems with production, finance, and management. This resulted in his never being able to keep his designs in department or freestanding stores. Regardless, he never stopped making boundless pieces of art and servicing personal clients.
Sprouse was never deterred from his vision and continued to design. In 2001, Marc Jacobs for Louis Vuitton reintroduced Sprouse to the world with an amazing collection of graffiti logo accessories. In 2002, Marc Jacobs presented the graffiti leopard images on handbags, shoes, and scarves. All of these lines sold out instantly. We fast forward to 2009; Stephen Sprouse is not here to appreciate the astonishing collections from Marc Jacobs for Louis Vuitton and Patricia Field. Sprouse passed away in 2004 after a battle with lung cancer.
Marc Jacobs for Louis Vuitton Present – The Stephen Sprouse Restrospective
(Marc Jacobs in the nude (priceless), $1,610.00-Keepall 50 in fluorescent Monogram Graffiti canvas, $980.00-Grafitti Sneaker Boot in Monogram Canvas and leather patchwork, $1,36.00-Neverfull MM in Monogram canvas) All available @ www.LouisVuitton.com, THE BOOK available at www.thestephensprousebook.com, Amazon, Barnes & Noble or limited editions at Louis Vuitton Boutiques.
Patricia Field – Salutes Stephen Sprouse
($80.00-Mini Dress, $86.00-Club Skirt, $58.00-Oversized Tee) All styles available at: www.PatriciaField.com