Thursday, June 21, 2012

Yayoi Kusama ART + Louise Vuitton FASHION = Collaboration Magic!

Serious art / fashion mix right here friends!  French fashion house Louis Vuitton is about to launch it’s latest collaboration with Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama, and it’s sure to be the biggest art/fashion explosion of the summer.   See below for a variety of images of Kusama and garmets, bags, jewelry and shoes designed especially for this collaboration.   Her iconic dot patterns of red, white, yellow and black (her signature color combination), mix brilliantly on the pieces tempting art and fashion lovers alike. The collections names “Infinitely Kusama” will be avaialbel on July 10, 2012, two days prior to the opening at of the artists retrospective at the Whitney Museum here in New York City.

This collection has a strong connection with Louis Vuitton’s previous collections, as the brand is not much different from Kusama’s work in the way it splashes its logo across each bag: the highly visual designs cover every item with a beautiful, cheerful touch to achieve the same classy allures the brand has become renowned for.

Yayoi Kusama is renowned throughout the world for her repetitive, rhythmic work with polka dot patterns. Throughout the years, she has assiduously covered paintings, drawings, sculptures, films and performances, creating gigantic installations where, in an attempt to share her psychological traumas and fears, she immerses the viewer in her obsessive vision of endless dots and nets or infinitely mirrored space. This year, Kusama’s polka dots will also be covering some of the most fashionable items in the world: following a trip to Tokyo where he met the artist, Marc Jacobs decided to celebrate Kusama’s unique style in an extensive collection named “Infinity Dots collection” for the Louis Vuitton label.

If you’re on an iPhone you can download the LV x Kusama app where you can check out exclusive images, and includes a polka dot feature that allows you to take photos and drop in art elements x Yayoi Kusama.