Following her successful exhibition at the Tate Modern earlier this year Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama, renowned for her preoccupation with polka dots has teamed up with Marc Jacobs to produce a collection for Louis Vuitton. Jacobs first met Kusama back in 2006 and admired her depiction of the world through giant installations and canvases.
This follows a long line of collaborations between the art world and the fashion house. Contemporary Japanese artist Takashi Murakami was invited to work on Louis Vuitton's Spring/Summer '03 collection where he recreated the famous LV monogram.
'Infinitely Kusama' embraces Kusama's signature polka dot patterns. The collection features bold printed pieces in a palette of primary colours and monochrome tones alongside bags, swimwear, pyjamas, shoes and accessories including colourful polka dot bangles and cuffs. I love the kitsch feel to the collection, especially the retro inspired dotty sunglasses.
I adore the patent leather polka dot flats with ankle straps, but at £635 I think I'll just be admiring them from afar! I love the polka printed bags, they're ideal for brightening up your outfit. The clear raincoat is a classic style and another of my favourite pieces from the collection. It retails at £5,223.. get saving now if you're looking to invest in the line! The collection is available worldwide from 10th July.
Polka dots are here to stay this summer! Look out for polka dots and giant casts of Kusama appearing in the windows of Louis Vuitton's Bond Street Maison later this month. From 24th August Kusama is set to take over Selfridges windows also, this coincides with the opening of her pop up boutique housing the new collection and a giant pumpkin display which will be open for six weeks.
The Kusama retrospective moves to the Whitney in New York from July 12th until the end of September.
Are you dotty for polka dots?
What do you think of the collaboration?