In the high fashion scene, collaborations come aplenty. After all, what could be more enticing than two powerhouses putting their brains together for a potential masterpiece?
In Louis Vuitton’s case, “masterpiece” might just be right. Following their iconic team-up in 2012, the iconic spots of celebrated Japanese contemporary artist Yayoi Kusama are making their return to the LV canvas.
What We Know About the Louis Vuitton and Yayoi Kusama Collaboration
The new collab between Louis Vuitton and the celebrated artist was first spotted on the runway at the luxury fashion house’s Cruise 2023 show last May, which featured an array of signature handbags and silhouettes adorned with Yayoi’s trademark polka dots, a motif often associated with the artist.
Now, Louis Vuitton has made it official by announcing their “second chapter,” with Yayoi adding her own spin to the designs of Women’s Creative Director Nicolas Ghesquière, including handbags like the Speedy and Alma. According to the brand’s Executive Vice President Delphine Arnault, LV and art enthusiasts can anticipate roughly 450 pieces up for grabs.
Where to See the Louis Vuitton and Yayoi Kusama Art Installations
To drum up anticipation for this particular sequel, the streets of Tokyo have been splattered by the Yayoi dots thanks to various digital installations across the Japanese capital.
Among this is a colorfully lit-up Tokyo Tower with the “LV” monogram at its center, while the stairs and pathways of Zojoji Temple now don the Yayoi signature spots.
Elsewhere, the 93-year-old artist graces ads across towers in Shibuya Crossing. Her emblematic polka-dotted pumpkins make an appearance at the Shinjuku building, alongside paint-splattered 3D depictions of the Louis Vuitton trunk.
An interactive map of the art installations is also available on the brand’s Japanese site. The collaboration is set to release in January 2023, so color us excited!