- Rosie Flanagan
The limited edition collection was launched at this year’s Art Basel Miami Beach, marking the first collaboration between German-born, Seoul-based leather goods label MCM and Berlin-based art initiative König Souvenir, by König Galerie. In a reimagining of six classic MCM styles — from handbags to wallets and duffel bags — König Souvenir have turned the ugly parts of traveling into designer accessories. Luggage tags, baggage check tickets, and neon handles have been combined with MCM’s traditional monogram — every part the meeting of tradition and contemporary art. In this series, shot by Clara Renner for iGNANT Production, the pieces have been photographed in the very place where the art of old receives new life. The collection will be available from flagship MCM stores from January.