We’re very excited to share an unusual (and yet remarkable) story making headlines in the world of Alebrijes.
Yesterday, Louis Vuitton announced a collaboration with Casa Don Juan, a family workshop in Oaxaca where generations of artists have designed stunning wood carvings.
Led by master carver Aldo Hernandez, Casa Don Juan’s workshop has now grown to have 25 artists. Hernandez suffers from a disease that affected his artisanal abilities over time, so he decided to teach the woodcarving and painting skills to his apprentices, including his brothers.
The collaboration involved Hernandez and his team perfecting a technique that would allow for the pigments to properly adhere to a number of Louis Vuitton leather luggage pieces. The results show the beautiful marriage of a Zapotec tradition, with a world-renowned luxury brand.
Coincidentally, we have also been recently working closely with Casa Don Juan and released the following two pieces the same day the Louis Vuitton collaboration was announced! At the time of this writing, the two beautiful pieces are available for purchase.