Dots, dots, dots and even more dots. Louis Vuitton has gone dots crazy this year with his latest collaborations with Japanese pop artist Yayoi Kusama.
Starting with early dots hallucinations that the young Japanese girl use to keep record in a sketchbook, Kusama moved to New York City in 1957 at the age of 28 to create and develop her art.
Soon the artist became famous for her contemporary art and made her way into artists in New York city becoming famous for her signature style: Obsessive, repetitive and rhythmic.
Today the Iconic Artist is teaming up with Artistic Director Marc Jacobs to create a range of handbags, shoes, skirt, shirts and sunglasses. A bold and graphic collection have hit the stores in New York City from 10th of July. Signature dots were covering the whole of the flagship boutique, and as Louis Vuitton CEO Yves Carcelle says to Grazia: “The number of dots is so obsessive, no one can count them”. The opening also included an appearance from the Artist itself, giving fans a way into her dotty world. "Her energy is just endless," says Marc Jacobs.
This won’t be the first time Kusama mixes her art with fashion. In the late 60’s while still in New York City the artist established her own label entitled Kusama Fashion Company and had her unique wild designs sold in Bloomingdales. Last year she also collaborated with the French cosmetic brand Lancôme for limited edition lip-glosses.
The new awaited collection will be in stores around the world on the 19th of July, and another assortment of products, combining Vuitton's monogram leather handbags and Kusama's dotty designs, will arrive later on this year in October.
Expect a massive Dots ‘invasion’ over the next few months starting in New York and expanding in Hong Kong, Tokyo, Singapore, London and Paris!
By Nathalie Akkaoui - Fashion Writer for A-SHU.CO.UK.