Critter couture

We LOVE these animal sculptures created by Billie Achilleos for Louis Vuitton. Featuring an armadillo, a chamelon, a grasshopper and a beaver, the unlikely collection of animals all share one thing in common - they are made from leather Louis Vuitton accessories.

Achilleos writes on her blog: 'Each animal highlights an element in the design of the products. The Armadillo was to highlight the soft yet durable quality of the leather. The Chameleon displays the variety of colour. The Grasshopper is constructed from products with zips and poppers that make satisfying noises like that of the musically gifted insect. And finally my favorite, the Beaver, who’s functionality chops wood, builds dams…and provides cleaver ways of organising ones life in men’s bags and wallets.'

Sadly none of the animals are for sale BUT Louis Vuitton have made a 'making-of' video (below) so in theory you could nip into your local LV shop, buy a few thousand pounds-worth of wallets, and make one yourself.

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