Louis Vuitton goes dotty for Yayoi Kusama
Obsessive, repetitive, rhythmic, even hypnotic, Yayoi Kusama’s work is well known for her repeated polka dot patterns, which she uses to cover pretty much everything she sets her eyes on: painting, drawing, sculpture, film, performance, immersive installation, and as of this year, fashion.
Louis Vuitton’s Creative Director Marc Jacob recently decided to work with the Japanese pop artist to celebrate her unique style, in an extensive collection named ‘Infinity Dots collection’. This is a great continuation to Louis Vuitton’s work with contempory artists, as past collaborations with Stephen Sprouse and Takashi Murakami generated enough buzz to feed the company for months.
Marc Jacobs, who recently released a new beauty line and his new fragrance ‘Dot’, stated that the Infinity Dots collection “continues the idea of art and collaboration, or collaboration with artists. 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.” The collection sprouted from a Vuitton bag she presented him that she had customised herself.
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