Hello Kitty Louis Vuitton Bags Upcycled By American Designer Sheron Barber

Hello Kitty Louis Vuitton Bags Upcycled By American Designer Sheron Barber

Fashion Handbags
By Karmen on 09 May 2021
Digital Editor

What if Louis Vuitton and Hello Kitty brought their worlds of luxury and kawaii-ness together? We can imagine the fervour and the queues it would incite. While it hasn't happened yet, there's an American designer who has brought this fantasy to life with his custom made Hello Kitty LV bags.

Keep reading to find out more about these adorable bags! 

Founder of Los Angeles-based tactical accessories brand DR14, designer Sheron Barber is better known on social media for a different kind of bags - upcycled designer bags.

In recent years, Sheron became known for deconstructing luxury bags from brands such as Louis Vuitton and Goyard and making a new design altogether. One of his most recognisable works is the Mickey Mouse backback covered in the iconic LV monogram.

sheron barber mickey mouse louis vuitton bagPhoto from @sheronbarber via Instagram

sheron barber mickey mouse louis vuitton backpackPhoto from @sheronbarber via Instagram

Using original Louis Vuitton bags, Sheron constructs the new bag by hand. The recognisable luxury logo and the detailed sculptural shape of the beloved Disney character makes it look almost like wearable art.

making sheron barber mickey mouse louis vuitton bagPhoto from @sheronbarber via Instagram

making sheron barber mickey mouse louis vuitton bagPhoto from @sheronbarber via Instagram

sheron barber mickey mouse louis vuitton bag and accessoriesPhoto from @sheronbarber via Instagram

Another creative project is his collection of mini bags for kids made using Louis Vuitton towels.

sheron barber pink towerl louis vuitton bagsPhoto from @sheronbarber via Instagram

sheron barber pink towerl louis vuitton backpackPhoto from @nateperryfilms via Instagram

Some particularly exciting upcycled pieces by Sheron Barber are the adorable Hello Kitty bags. These are also made from repurposed Louis Vuitton bags.

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sheron barber hello kitty louis vuitton bag white held in handPhoto from @sheronbarber via Instagram

sheron barber hello kitty louis vuitton bag whitePhoto from @sheronbarber via Instagram

sheron barber hello kitty louis vuitton bag back viewPhoto from @sheronbarber via Instagram

This particular Hello Kitty bag is made from a white monogramed Louis Vuitton bucket bag.

louis vuitton bucket bag white monogramPhoto from @sheronbarber via Instagram

There's also a black version that's even more striking.

sheron barber hello kitty louis vuitton bags in blackPhoto from @sheronbarber via Instagram

sheron barber hello kitty louis vuitton bagPhoto from @sheronbarber via Instagram

His Instagram comment section is full of people thirsting over these Hello Kitty bags and asking for information on how to purchase it. If you're about to join them, there's more bad than good news. Sheron Barber does sell his customised creations, but his clients are wealthy A-listers like Billie Eilish and Drake.

For us mere mortals, all that's left to do is hope this will be made into a more accessible line or that Louis Vuitton will take note and do an official collab with Sanrio! We're also still waiting for Louis Vuitton waffle makers that imprint the LV monogram on our breakfast to be a thing. In the meantime, check out a local designer who upcycles luxury paper bags into waterproof bags.

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