Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Infinitely Kusama

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? 



  1. Ooooh I like these, but I agree about the massive cost! I love the shoes and matching bag in the second to last photo. I'v never seen so much polka dots in my life! xxxx

  2. Absolutley LOVE this, especially the leopard mac and black n white breeks xx

  3. these photos are so great! i also love the exhibition of kusama! and i enjoy the watch campaign photos of louis vuitton

  4. such a cool collaboration - too bad it's only in the UK at Selfridges :(

    - katie

  5. I adore Kusama, I'm just gutted I missed her exhibition because I was out of the country. Marc Jacob's collaboration looks awesome!

  6. I love the look of this collection, a lot more wearable than a lot of designer collaborations usually are! Unfortunately it's a little out of my price range though haha!

  7. Wow! I absolutely love these photos! Such amazing pieces like you say it's just a shame about the prices ha-ha!


  8. These photos are amazing. I have always been a huge fan of polka dots. The colors used are so pretty.

  9. Wow, so many dots! Lovely =)
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  10. I usually love polka dots and these pics are great but I don't like the final result on the clothes and bags :(

  11. I love this, it's so much fun! I love the trousers they're lovely xxx

  12. How fun! I love the contrasting background.

  13. I adore the collaboration! I think it works wonderfully, I'm an avid fan of polka dots, so ladylike!

  14. Oh MY WORD. I LOVE all the polka dots! I'm a bit dotty for dots to begin with, so YES! However, the sticker price is a (lot) bit off my budget!

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