Accessories designer Pierre Hardy has created a collection of small leather goods with Paris-based artist Shinsuke Kawahara.

Using Hardy’s signature cube pattern as a template, Kawahara hand paints a whimsical rabbit caricature on each piece.

“In Pierre’s creations, the invisible is fundamental, it offers an overall vision, like in an ultra-modern room,” said Kawahara, who is also a longtime friend of Hardy’s. “When I draw a painting, the line is important, but the void even more. We are both designers and I can feel that.”

The collection ranges in price from $225 to $395 and offers three styles of leather goods — a bag, wallet and pouch — with one of  Kawahara’s three characters — Miss Yoga, Mr. Strong and Usagi — painted on. The artist will also include a phrase of his inspiration and initials, if desired.

“I like Shinsuke’s work because it is the opposite of mine: narrative, figurative, dreamlike, very artisanal and spontaneous,” Hardy said.

The collaboration is now available at Pierre Hardy’s New York City and Tokyo stores, and at pierrehardy.com until Nov. 22, with orders shipping by Dec. 7.

Pierre Hardy, Victor Cruz Unveil Sneaker Model

Hermès High Jewelry Lands in New York

Pierre Hardy Collaborates With Artcurial on Monaco Sales

load comments
blog comments powered by Disqus