Fans of Louis Vuitton will remember the two's partnership in 2012, under the creative direction of Marc Jacobs, which featured the artist's signature dots across LV silhouettes including the Keepall, Neverfull, Papillion, and Speedy. Now, those bags are worth a premium, and the collab is highly sought after by fashion enthusiasts and collectors.
Now, 10 years later, Louis Vuitton has once again teamed up with Kusama, this time dressing some of its new silhouettes created by Nicolas Ghesquière in the artist's recognizable work.
Inspired by her "INFINITY MIRRORED ROOM" which features metallic orbs across the floor and walls, bags such as the LV Twist have been decorated with 3D silver balls, and the Dauphine has been updated with Kusama's colorful dots.
The collaboration is a celebration of Vuitton's longstanding partnership with Kusama, and celebrates the massive success of the initial partnership. Remember the hyper-realistic mannequin of Yayoi Kusama that was featured as part of the LV window display? I hope they bring that back.
According to Louis Vuitton, there's plenty more to come from the collaboration.
"These exclusive bags feature a reinterpretation of the artist’s obsessive dots across Louis Vuitton signature shapes as well as on new models. A true first taste of a transversal collaboration that, come January 2023, will radiate through all Maison categories," it explains.
If the bags at Cruise 2023 were just a teaser, what more can we expect? Hopefully, we'll see a full range of accessories and apparel across both womenswear and menswear.
Take a look at the bags debuted at the recent show above, and revisit the best moments from LV's Cruise 2023 while we wait for it to be January 2023 already.