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Friday, March 9, 2012

Happy 25th Birthday Kipling!

Accessories brand Kipling celebrated their quarter century anniversary by inviting eight international artists to "play" with their classic bags.

Fashion photographer Paul Graves recreated his image of a totem pole composed of fashion media.  Stylist Vincent Gaipaillard, inspired by nature, made a caterpillar out of Kipling bags.  Photographer Alex Salinas created a monkey, Kipling's mascot.

Music for the event were spun by DJ Ilirjana Alushaj.  The exhibit and party was hosted at Chelsea event space Helen Mills.

Cross brand designer collaborations are everywhere these days.  This one is unusual where the branded product acts as the actual material for the artwork.  Let's see if the monkey wants a solo show next...
Photos by Tom Concordia.

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