All of it started in 2017, when designer and artist Philip Karto, uninterested in a Louis Vuitton bag borrowed from his mom, determined to customise it. Happy with the consequence, he put some sport into it and went to the gymnasium. Consequently, with out even strolling 50 metres, to keep away from anybody asking him the place he purchased such a bag. As a compromise, Philip purchased a number of classic luggage of high-end manufacturers, fully disassembled them, cleaned them, changed their leather-based elements with restored items, modified the zippers and locks. On one facet of the bag, drawn characters or phrases seem, on the opposite, often there may be a chic embroidered uppercase letter “Ok” – the primary letter of the Philip Karto model. The following step was the creator’s pal – Liliane, the proprietor of the well-known Parisian retailer Montaigne Market, who took a number of luggage on fee. And barely two days later, Philip Karto’s telephone rang – the baggage had been offered out. Thus started the journey of the Philip Karto model. At this time, his personalized Louis Vuitton, Hermès, Goyard luggage are offered in 87 shops in 17 nations. In Monaco, the designer’s luggage may be discovered within the Environment Monaco idea retailer.
Within the October 2020 subject of Hong Kong, Nylon journal wrote: “Philip Karto is the primary true customizer of luxurious luggage, in response to our analysis.” Philip Karto proudly customizes luggage which are typically over 30 years outdated. Early 2020, within the midst of a worldwide Covid-19 disaster, he launches his first ready-to-wear line, Prohibition by Philip Karto.
The designer was born within the south of France within the mid-70s and have become a pioneer of teging, skateboarding and BMX. His curiosity in North American tradition was rooted from the beginning. Whereas many stayed on their bikes, he was already considering of driving a Harley Davidson. Philip’s motto; Dream massive. Within the mid-90s, he had created a silver jewellery model impressed by rock and roll adorned with skulls, which on the time nonetheless scared off patrons. Nonetheless, his ingenuity for seeing future traits and perseverance had been shortly rewarded. He not solely discovered an viewers but additionally caught the eye of the nice maestro Karl Lagerfeld himself. At his will, Philip created a silver masterpiece heel for a pair of Chanel footwear. He continued to progress with manufacturers equivalent to Kulte, Religion Connexion and Chrisitan Audigier. 2010 marks a turning level in his profession when he realizes that he now not understands vogue. The emergence of huge teams in mass market, copying high-end luxurious manufacturers, created a brand new universe. Philip Karto grew to become a world he needed to take a look at from afar, after which, getting away from all this, it was “his time to regain the style of creation”. After that, the Philip Karto model efficiently appeared and new grandiose initiatives are in preparation.