For the second time, Louis Vuitton has invited the preeminent Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama to a new creative encounter, reawakening, evolving and expanding on the pioneering initial exchange. The launch of the collection is celebrated with a campaign starring internationally renowned supermodels.
A collection Inspired by Unprecedented Creativity
Blending the creativity of Yayoi Kusama and the savoir-faire of Louis Vuitton, the new collection reinterprets Maison’s iconic pieces, infused with the artist’s signature motifs. Celebrating art, audacity, and craftsmanship, Kusama’s painted dots, metal dots, infinity dots, and psychedelic flowers enliven the universe of Louis Vuitton.
A Feat of Craftsmanship
Showcasing Louis Vuitton’s savoir-faire, an innovative serigraphy technique reproduces Kusama’s brushstrokes, giving a strikingly realistic hand-painted 3D effect. Applied by hand, one-by-one, various-sized metal half-spheres enliven a selection of pieces in the collection with a stunning silver mirror effect.
“I am determined to create a Kusama world, which no one has ever done and trodden into”. Yayoi Kusama
Harrods Gets Kusama – Fied
To celebrate the launch of the new Louis Vuitton and Yayoi Kusama collection, the artist’s signature motifs take over London’s renowned department store.
Featuring a dedicated pop-up amongst other surprises is immersed in Kusama’s colourful painted dots through a series of playful installations on the store’s façade, interior, and window displays.
A Visionary Life
From humble beginnings in rural Japan to internationally renowned artists, Kusama determinedly transformed her own life, spinning enchantment from the power of her art. Totally unclassifiable, she has emerged as the most influential living female artist today.
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