HOUSE Louis Vuitton French fashion polka explore the world with renowned Japanese artist, Yayoi Kusuma, contained in various collections of clothing, accessories, as well as pop-up stores in six cities.
Louis Vuitton has long had an affair with the arts. In fact, Louis Vuitton devotion to the art can be traced back to 155 years. “Of all modern luxury brands, Louis Vuitton can claim to be the label that always maintains the richness and diversity of fashion and art collaboration as it relates to the tradition that has been held by Louis Vuitton since its founding,” said Louis Vuitton creative director Marc Jacobs.
Since its founding in 1854, Louis Vuitton proximity to art brings its own traditions for the famous fashion house. Combining the elegance of French art de vivreatau spirit of art, Louis Vuitton has always collaborated with the best artists in their field. When Jacobs joined Louis Vuitton in 1997, the more intimate the relationship is established. Jacobs collaborated with world-renowned artists from Stephen Sprouse, Takashi Murakami, Richard Prince, and now Yayoi Kusuma.
Together Kusuma, Jacobs explores the world of the point, which is becoming the power of art from the legendary Japanese artist. Kusuma itself makes a point as the center of his artistic creations. “I see myself as a spot among the millions of other points,” said Kusuma, who has been exploring the polka for six decades. For Kusuma himself, his collaboration with Louis Vuitton gave him the opportunity to spread the “world point” of his that contains a moral message, love forever.
The collaboration Jacobs and Kusuma stated in a variety of works, ranging collection of ready to wear, accessories such as handbags, shoes, jewelry, knick-knacks, to watch. Do not stop there, it also expanded collaboration with Kusuma involvement in the decoration of shops pop up Louis Vuitton in six cities, located in New York, Hong Kong, Singapore, Tokyo, Paris, and London. Unlike Louis Vuitton boutiques more luxurious shouting, pop-up store in collaboration with the Kusuma actually accentuate the playful Louis Vuitton, which of course contained in the various definitions of polka.
Each store will stand for different periods from July to October. In Asia, the pop-up store Louis Vuitton Yayoi Kusuma open from July to November, with the longest schedule in Ngee Ann City, Singapore. The collaboration between Louis Vuitton and Yayoi Kusuma at once a celebration of art Kusuma retrospective exhibition for 60 years, is held at the Whitney Museum, New York, having previously toured with the Tate Museum to Madrid, Paris, and London. Both exhibitions are fully sponsored by Louis Vuitton.
The opening of the exhibition is held through Sunday (30/9) was attended by hundreds of celebrities, designers, fashionista too, like Sofia Coppola, Diane Kruger, Joshua Jackson, Dianna Agron, Scott Campbell, Martha Stewart, Michelle Obama’s favorite designers as well, Isabel Toledo.
Art Passion Louis Vuitton also shown last year through the exhibition A Passion for Creation Jacobs featuring collaboration with the artists. Organized by the Hong Kong Museum of Art, and with the collaboration of the Consulate General of France in Hong Kong and Macau, the exhibition that took place since last May was at once demonstrated a long history of Louis Vuitton and his associates in the art world.
Art and Louis Vuitton are two things that can not be separated. Both even inspire each other and show incredible creativity. Louis Vuitton gets past the boundaries of art and fashion, more than ever do other labels. And this exhibition is an invitation for people to see and discover artistic adventure Louis Vuitton, “said Hervé Mikaeloff, curator of the exhibition. The exhibition consists of two parts. Each shows a different aspect of the project and the activities carried out Louis Vuitton, of course within the framework of different art too.