Today we come across the very first official images of the upcoming collaboration by Louis Vuitton and Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama. The tw have already worked on exhibitions together in London and an upcoming one in New York and in order to bring things full circle, have of course also worked on collaborative products.
After a first encounter by Louis Vuitton creative director Marc Jacobs and the artist in 2006, the collaboration will finally make its way into LV stores this summer. 2 days ahead of the Whitney Museum New York exhibition opening, on July 10th, “Vuitton will unveil a line of clothes and accessories done in collaboration with the artist. Ranging from trenchcoats and silk pajamas to a pendant necklace and wristwatch, the collection is due in Vuitton’s 461 stores in the days that follow the opening, with a second wave of products — hinged on monogram leather goods festooned with Kusama’s tentaclelike “nerves” motif — due out in October.”
Furthermore Louis Vuitton will launch an iPhone App next month that will allow users to take pictures and customize them with Kusama motifs such as her dots. The app will be available in both English and Japanese and will not be linked to any product.
Photography: Franck Mura/WWD
Take a look at first products and the iphone app from the Vuitton and Kusama collaboration after the jump.