The collaboration between Louis Vuitton and Yayoi Kusama is sure to be a love it or hate it thing, so if you are not a lover of polka dots and bright colours, look away now.
Marc Jacobs met Kusama in 2006 when he visited her Tokyo studio during the filming of 2007 documentary, Marc Jacobs Louis Vuitton. He describes Kusama’s work as timeless and endless, has apparently always been a fan of polka dots and even named his latest fragrance “Dot.”
The collection will include a range of clothes and accessories including pyjamas, trenchcoats and jewellery and will hit Vuitton stores on July 10. A range of monogrammed leather products will follow in October.
The pieces will be available in limited quantities and are intended to become collector’s items. But if you can’t afford one of the actual pieces, Vuitton is also launching an iPad app that allows you to take photos and then customize them with Kusama patterns. There will also be pop-up shops in department stores and “shocking” window displays.
I figure it’s a bit like buying actual art – and thats an investment isn’t it!!
There will also be a restrospective on Kusama at the Whtiney, starting on July 12th.