Friday May 25, 2012 10:35 pm
Louis Vuitton to Collaborate with Yayoi Kusama
Louis Vuitton is to team up with Yayoi Kusama for a new collection.
Marc Jacobs, creative director of the French fashion house - which last worked with Yayoi in February when it offered her financial support for her collection at the Tate Modern - is looking forward to teaming up with the Japanese artist again for the range because he "admires" her "endless" energy: "Her energy is just endless. Through the painstaking sort of obsession in each of her canvasses and installations that she's created, you see this world that never ends. I guess that's what I admire and that's what I respond to in terms of feeling for her and for her work."
The collection - which will launch on July 10 - will see the 83-year-old artist's focus on bold signature spots appear on skirts, bags, leggings and tops - and Marc is keen to bring Yayoi's designs to a wider audience.
"Louis Vuitton has outlets and fans all around the world and I hope, like with other collaborations, and expect, like other collaborations, that this will bring the work of Kusama to a new audience and that's the audience of Louis Vuitton. It continues something I began when I came here which is the idea of art and collaboration, or collaboration with artists. For many people who don't look at art or go to galleries, or maybe they're not aware of Kusama's work, there will be a new venue, a new place to see this work and to come to appreciate it through the eyes of Louis Vuitton," added the fashion designer, who first met Yayoi at her Tokoyo studio in 2006.
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