Louis Vuitton Collaboration with the Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama
Louis Vuitton, Marc Jacobs has collaborated with the Japanese 83-year-old artist and designer Yayoi Kusama, with her famous signature whimsical dot motif featuring in LV’s new collection. Louis Vuitton will deliver a collection formed by her signature decoration to its stores internationally on July 19. Kusama’s signature dots will appear on everything from trench coats to pyjamas and jewelry. A Collection of products, combining Vuitton’s monogram leather goods and Kusama’s “nerves” design, will arrive in October.
Marc Jacobs first met Kusama in Tokyo in 2006, a meeting which led to Louis Vuitton providing financial backing for a retrospective of her work at London’s Tate Modern museum earlier this year, and this collection is said to be an extension of that support.
“Her energy is just endless,” Jacobs said. “For many people who don’t look at art or go to galleries or maybe they’re not aware of Kusama’s work, there will be a new venue, a new place to see this work and to come to appreciate it through the eyes of Louis Vuitton”.
Kasuma’s influence is also seen in Marc Jacobs latest fragrance, it is called “Dot”
The collection is bold and playful. The offering features the artist’s signature bold spots, which cover every time, from bags to dresses. Kusama’s work is centred in conceptual art, with attributes of feminism, minimalism, surrealism, art Brut, pop art, and abstract expressionism. Kusuma is also famous novelist and poet, and has created noteworthy work in film and fashion design. Major retrospectives of her work have been held at the Museum of Modern Art and Tate Modern, whilst in 2008 Christies New York sold a work by her for $5.1 million, a record for a living female artist.
This is the second time working with a Japanese designer, in 2003, Marc Jacobs collaborated with Takashi Murakami.
Sneak Peak from the collection: