Louis Vuitton has been spotified.
Dot-obsessed Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama's collaboration with Louis Vuitton--one that extends to ready-to-wear, accessories, leather goods and watches--is here.
The collection is set to hit Louis Vuitton's Fifth Avenue Maison in New York as well as a pop-up Soho Kusama concept store on July 10 in advance of the Kasuma retrospective opening at the Whitney two days later. Seven dedicated shops featuring the collaboration are set to pop-up over the coming months in Hong Kong, Tokyo, Singapore, London and Paris.
82-year-old Kusama is the latest in a long line of artists to collaborate with Marc Jacobs at Louis Vuitton. She follows successful collabs with the late Stephen Sprouse and Takashi Murakami. According to a release, Jacobs is a longtime fan of Kusama and visited her studio in Japan in 2006. “[T]he obsessive character and the innocence of her artwork touch me," Jacobs said. "She succeeds in sharing her vision of the world with us.” So it follows that "obsession" and "seriality" are the starting points for the collection. (Don't worry, Kusama's overall message for the collection is, according to the release, "love forever.")
Click through to see the whole line, available in select Louis Vuitton stores nationwide starting on July 19. Jacobs already set the dots trend in motion with his fall 2011 collection. Think this Kusama collab will reach Murakami levels of popularity? I wouldn't be surpirsed...