Louis Vuitton collaborated with Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama to create a collection of garments featuring Kusama’s signature polka dot patterns for a concept store at the Selfridges department store in London.
Kusama is obsessed with polka dots—literally. The painter, poet and artist has even lived in a psychiatric institution since 1977 to help battle her obsession with the design, usually associated with a fun, quirky mood.
Louis Vuitton began to create materials, bags and shoes covered in bright red, yellow and black polka dots following its sponsorship of Kusama’s Tate exhibition earlier this year when the designer inspired the brand with her repetitive designs—something the designers at Louis Vuitton are all too familiar with.
Fittingly, the concept store is also immersed in polka dots—just like the pieces it houses, including a plastic trench coat that makes the wearer appear as though he or she is painted in spots, one of Kusama’s earlier ideas.
The concept store will remain open until Oct. 1.
To see a slideshow of the concept store, click here.
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