Yayoi Kusama for Louis Vuitton

by Fluffleberry on August 23, 2012

Falling in love with Kusama in 2009. I am wearing 80’s vintage.
Liv is wearing a floral dress by ASOS and Diesel biker boots.

Polka dots are going to explode into our fashion consciousness this week. Not that we haven’t already got a soft spot for them! Japanese artist Yoyoi Kusama has collaborated with Marc Jacobs to create the most exciting collection for Louis Vuitton since the designer collaborated with artist Stephen Sprouse (I am still cursing myself for not buying the graffiti scarf so if anyone knows where I can buy one?).

I am a fan of Kusama since seeing her “Infinity Mirrored Room” at the Hayward. She is right up my street as she’s completely bonkers. After an illustrious career in New York, in which she revelled in 1960’s counter culture and her art echoed anti-war and peace protests, she moved back to Japan in 1977. Since then she has been voluntarily living in a psychiatric hospital due to her extreme anxiety disorder. Through her art she expresses her obsessive mental state in the form of dots and nets.

Marc Jacobs sees Kusama’s spots as similar to the Louis Vuitton monogram, “endless and forever”. He gave her free rein to play with all the products, even the closely guarded monogram itself and if the window of the NYC Vuitton shop is anything to go by we are in for a treat!

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