Fashion is often seen in the context of consumption and immediate gratification – and in the nebulous web of trade and culture, there is a place for that. However, there is also the fashion that stems from a selective vision: honed, crafted and often inspired from other art forms. I would argue that this selective vision is a journey that is immensely personal, as true taste is something that only grows stronger with one’s sense of self.
For some, moments of recognition occur with first glance at a certain artist’s work or piece. For some, it comes in the form of music, and for others, it may be travel, theatre, or the culinary arts. For those who draw upon literature, A & V book bags manifest the artistry of the classics in their literal replications of books into bags, adding a whimsical note to the voices of the masters.
With timeless titles from the greats such as Proust, Sartre, Marx and even the Bible as well as a slew of Russian lit heavy–hitters such as Nabokov, Pushkin, Chekhov and Tolstoy, you can now bring the inspiration of your favorite book with you wherever you go. Of course, just as fashion should, in part, be the continuation of a personal dialogue, you can also custom order your favorite book bag – large enough, perhaps, to hold the real thing.
View the gallery above for more examples of what A & V have on offer, or head to shop.aandv.lt.