Louis Vuitton and Yayoi Kusama Collaboration
By: Farrah Estrella
Louis Vuitton recently unveiled photos of their latest collaboration with Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama.
82 year old Kusama is known for her polka dots motif that is her trademark, a love that she shares with Louis Vuitton’s creative director Marc Jacobs who even named one of his fragrances “Dot”.
The new collaboration includes two merchandise collections, a ready-to-wear and accessories line and monogrammed leather pieces that will come out in the fall (October).
According to WWD, the collection includes a range of dot-covered items like silk pajamas, dresses, trench coats, jewelry, bags, and shoes, all in vibrant primary colors.
Louis Vuitton is also launching an iPad app that allows consumers to take photos and then customize them with Kusama motifs.
Yayoi Kusama has been voluntarily living in a mental hospital since 1977, where she has continued to make visual art and sculpture as well as publish several novels, a poetry collection, and an autobiography.
The new collection will hit stores July 10, 2012.