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Louis Vuitton's dotty new collaboration with Yayoi Kusama

UPDATED WITH VIDEO: From storefronts to bags, shoes and more, Louis Vuitton's latest collaboration embraces Yayoi Kusama's "dot obsession"
 

Louis Vuitton Yayoi Kusama 2012 collectionLouis Vuitton’s latest collaborator has praised “wonderful designer” Marc Jacobs.

Marc Jacobs is the creative director of the luxury French label, which has created a line of clothing and accessories with Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama.

She is best known for her spot-heavy print work which always features pattern, repetition and accumulation.

Kusama has discussed why she enjoyed working with Louis Vuitton.

“Marc Jacobs’s sincere attitude towards art is the same as my own,” she told The Cut.

“I respect him as a wonderful designer. Louis Vuitton understands and appreciates the nature of my art. Therefore there isn’t much difference from my process of making fashion.”

The new line will be available from July, with images of the pieces just released.

The artist has worked on apparel in the past and her collection was once sold at Bloomingdales in New York City. “An evening gown with holes cut out at the breast and derriere went for as much as $1,200 (S$1,519),” she recalled.

Kusama's collaboration with Louis Vuitton extends to the label's global store displays too, to be unveiled from August this year.

Between this month and the next, Louis Vuitton will also open seven Kusama-inspired pop-up concept stores worldwide.

Louis Vuitton Yayoi Kusama concept store

Expect to see walls and sculptures decked in Kusama's "dot obsession" at the Singapore concept store, opening on July 13 at Ngee Ann City.

For more information, visit www.louisvuittonkusama.com. All images: Louis Vuitton