New York - Earlier this year, the French fashion house Louis Vuitton revealed designs from its latest creative collaboration with Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama and it is all about the dots. Garments, bags, jewelry and shoes are adorned with the Kusama iconic dot pattern, in her signature color combinations of red and white, along with black and yellow. The collection, named ‘Infinitely Kusama’ will make its debut on July 10th, 2012 with a special Pop-Up Shop in SoHo that will be decorated in dotted designs in celebration of Kusama.
Yayoi Kusama was born in Matsumoto City, Japan and gained notoriety in the New York art scene in the 1950’s with her Net paintings. These paintings explored the philosophical paradox of “infinity,” and set Kusama apart from the Minimalist abstraction movement, then popular in New York. She went on to develop other powerful bodies of work- including a performance in 1967 where she painted the participants’ bodies with polka dots and dressing them in custom-made designs. Now, Kusama has translated her polka dots from painting and performance to the runway with the Louis Vuitton collaboration.
The debut of her collection also corresponds with the Whitney Museum of Art’s retrospective of the artist’s work entitled “Fireflies on the Water,” which will open on July 13th, 2012.
Yayoi Kusama’s Collection for Louis Vuitton Debuts on July 10th with a Pop-Up Shop in SoHo followed by a retrospective at the Whitney Museum.
Lifestyle - Fashion
by Sara West | Sunday, 01 July 2012