The bags were in high-octane colors — the camouflage nature tones replaced by a digitalized landscape of purple, red, green and gray. Only a familiar lattice or “cannage” pattern, set at a rakish angle, suggested that these colorful products belonged to Paco Rabanne .
The accessories collection by the Berlin artist Anselm Reyle, who said he had never before done a fashion collaboration, will go on sale in a pop-up Paco Rabanne store at the Art Basel show in Miami in early December.
The modernistic bags, bracelets and key rings dangling with geometric plastic — not to mention nail polish inspired by the artist’s work — are a departure for Paco Rabanne, orchestrated by Delphine Arnault, deputy general manager for the brand.
“Paco Rabanne in his time was fascinated by artists like René Gruau and Christian Berard,” Ms. Arnault said. “Art is part of the DNA of Paco Rabanne.” Suzy Menkes