Who’d have thought that Louis Vuitton would collaborate once again with Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama? However, in surprising us pleasantly, the two have joined hands again after a hiatus of 10 years. This time they present to us chic dotted bags that are an epitome of class and quality alike.
As part of the collection, one can find both classic and newly patterned bags in 2D and 3D interpretations of Kusama’s “obsessive dots,” akin to those seen in the acclaimed Infinity Mirror Rooms. The collaboration comes under the creative lead of Nicolas Ghesquière, with an expected launch taking place next year.
Snippets from the ensemble were also showcased at Louis Vuitton’s 2023 Cruise Fashion Show at the Salk Institute in San Diego on May 12, 2022. Models sashaying down the runway held a rainbow polka-dotted clutches shaped like a book, an LV Twist, and bucket bags with metallic silver studs, to name a few.
Commenting on the partnership, Louis Vuitton, in a statement, said, “These exclusive bags feature a reinterpretation of the artist’s obsessive dots across Louis Vuitton signature shapes as well as on new models. A true first taste of a transversal collaboration that, come January 2023, will radiate through all Maison categories.”
Confirming the collab, the brand also took to Instagram to note, “A second chapter opens. Ten years after a first collaboration, #LouisVuitton is once again teaming up with preeminent Japanese artist #YayoiKusama for a creative collaboration. Stay tuned for the reveal of the second chapter in January 2023. ”