'Discovering the city of Kilamba in Angola was a shock for me. Located just south of Luanda and built with Chinese investment, it rises up almost like a fictional enclave in the midst of the countryside, with its sculptural architecture, walls in pastel tones, geometric lighting and nearly unreal, unsettled atmosphere,' says photographer Laura Bonnefous. In this edition of Fashion Eye, she teases out connections between pictorial and graphic forms to convey the poetics of Angola's newest city.
Laura Bonnefous developed her practice at Beaux‑Arts in Paris, Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles and the Ecole de l’Image Gobelins. She has exhibited her work in France and around the world and has been awarded residencies at institutions including the Palais Galliera and the 104 in Paris, the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) in Bangkok and Shiro Oni Studio in Onishi, Japan. Her first book, Failles, was published by Editions H2L2 in 2021.
Inspired by the House's travel heritage, the Louis Vuitton Fashion Eye Collection evokes cities, regions or countries through the eyes of fashion photographers, from emerging talents to industry legends. Each title in the series features an extensive selection of large-format photographs, together with biographical information and an interview with the photographer or a critical essay. After Louis Vuitton City Guides and Travel Books, this third collection presents travel photography with a fashion perspective as the chosen photographers all infuse their images of great cities, faraway places or dream destinations with their unique vision.
- 23.6 x 30.5 cm/9.3 x 12 inches
- Fashion Eye Kilamba
- Photography by Laura Bonnefous
- Edited by Sylvie Lécallier
- Silkscreen-printed cloth binding
- 104 pages
- 50-100 photographs
- Bilingual edition in French and English
- Printed in Italy