, 2022-11-15 15:02:33,
MSCHF, the Brooklyn-based satirical art collective whose greatest hits include ‘Satan Shoes’, $76,000 Birkenstocks made from destroyed Birkin Bags, lip gloss dispensed in ketchup packets, and a Vans knockoff that landed it in court, is back with its latest antiestablishment drop.
This time, the target of its particular brand of cultural exploration is the outsize importance the luxury industry places on where an item is manufactured, and the vessel is ‘Made in Italy’ unisex handbags with faux suede interiors big enough to tote a laptop. They are available for $500 on the MSCHF website starting today.
As a point of literal fact, these handbags were assembled in Italy—Italy, Texas, that is, a town of 2,000 souls 44 miles south of Dallas where the biggest industry is Monolithic Dome Institute, a company that constructs small-domed houses, the perfect holiday gift for doomsday preppers everywhere.
“As we’ve operated as MSCHF, we’ve made so many things and we’ve started to understand that nothing is really made in one place and how many weird system exploits there are in all of that,” said MSCHF’s chief creative officer Kevin Wiesner, who along with fellow in-house artist Lukas Bentel is running point on the ‘Made in Italy’ project. “If you have a ‘Made in China’ label, to an American audience, that indicates low quality….
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