Lenny Vuitton Creates His Own “Kulture”

Emerging designer, Lenny Vuitton is a free spirit whose eclectic designs are steadily gaining notoriety, especially amongst celebrities. Originally a fine artist, he purposely blurs the line between fashion and art. This is apparent in Lenny’s signature style, “kulture”, which is a blend of graffiti, and stitched eccentric detailing. His unique artistry captured the eye of hip-hop artist Cardi B, who then requested two customized Louis Vuitton tote bags, for her baby shower. She loved Lenny’s artwork so much, Cardi shared images of the one-of-a-kind pieces, to her millions of Instagram followers. Other celebrities like Kanye West, Smokepurpp, and Kim Kardashian followed suit; rocking his custom clothing.

Customized Louis Vuitton tote bags, for Cardi B

The following year, Lenny won the Fashion Week Brooklyn x ARTS THREAD Sustainable Streetwear Runway show. All of this recognition, while finishing his MFA in Fashion Design, at NYC’s Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT). Pulling from life experiences, Lenny evolved from his singular custom pieces to his first collection, “My Mobile Canvas, From Spaces to Places”. The full line was presented at Street Fashion Week, and most recently, FIT’s first NYFW show. As a core focus, the energetic clothing line embraces hand painted and tie-dye mediums. The repurposed collection includes kimono-sleeve jackets, scarves, patched denim, and his signature “kulture” bags. 

Lenny’s bohemian aesthetic has been well received, and we love what he has brought to the fashion scene, so far!


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