Paris-based luxury fashion brand Louis Vuitton has collaborated with Yayoi Kusama on a series of products including leather goods, ready-to-wear, accessories, shoes, watches and jewelry. Marc Jacobs worked with the Japanese artist on the collection, which appears in Louis Vuitton boutiques early July.
Special window installations based on Kusama’s unique aesthetic are also scheduled. The artist is best known for her interest in polka dots, which she has famously applied to tree trunks, entire rooms and even people.
The collaboration ties in with a major retrospective of Kusama’s work which hits London’s Tate Modern February 9 following spells in Rome, Madrid and Paris.
The 82 year old Kusama has worked with Jacobs in the past, creating leather goods and ready-to-wear, accessories, which were popular especially in the buoyant Japanese market.