Yayoi Kusama will once again collaborate with the Louis Vuitton brand for a new collection to discover in January.
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Louis Vuitton and Yayoi Kusama: the creative dialogue continues. The House is reuniting with the world-renowned Japanese artist for a second colorful collaboration. A collection to discover in January 2023. Ten years after a first collaboration, Yayoi Kusama affixes her hypnotic patterns repeated ad infinitum on the icons of the House, creating magical objects transcending space and time. A collection that adorns the Monogram canvas with the artist’s signature polka dots, but also explores its recurring symbols on pieces unveiled in preview during the Cruise 2023 fashion show.
An unclassifiable artist
From her childhood in rural Japan to the status of an international artist, Yayoi Kusama has never ceased to transform her existence with magic and determination. Unclassifiable, she is now one of the most influential female artists of her lifetime. Yayoi Kusama is a Japanese artist who works in a large number of fields, such as painting, sculpture, film and installation to create seamless works through her use of repetitive patterns. Considered a predecessor to Pop art, she was born on March 22, 1929 in Matsumoto City, Japan and moved to New York in 1958, quickly becoming an important member of the avant-garde alongside Andy Warhol, Claes Oldenburg and Eva Hesse. She explains her use of polka dots and repetition as a means of exploring infinity and her obsession with denying her « self », as in her immersive installations Infinity Mirror Room (1965) and Fireflies on the Water (2002).
A handful of leather goods were presented for the first time during the Cruise 2023 show by Nicolas Ghesquière, artistic director of women’s collections, at the Salk Institute in San Diego, to celebrate the relationship between the House and the artist and to mark the 10th anniversary of the first collaboration », according to a press release from Louis Vuitton. When designer Marc Jacobs took over the label in 2012, the artist ‘s signature stitches adorned scarves, dresses, shoes and were layered on Louis Vuitton bags. The resulting effect was reminiscent of the style of the 1960s.