Friday, June 22, 2012

Yayoi Kusama and Louis Vuitton

Happy Friday, everyone!  This morning I was reading through several fashion magazines that pile up on my desk each week, looking for what I call 'threads'. Threads are trend indicators, not necessarily full blown trends that often flood the pages of Vogue, Marie Claire, and Glamour, to name a few. I like to look for these threads that create a tapestry that will form a trend down the road. While flipping through the July issue of Marie Claire I was drawn to a page with lots of polka dots. Polka dots are a great classic trend modernized each season by changing up the scale or the color palette. But this was not just another trend compilation featuring a seasonless trend. Not at all! Here, Louis Vuitton collaborates with 82-year-old Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama, known for her love of polka dots, for the fall 2012 collection. What caught my eye as much as the artsy dots was the quote by the artist herself. Yayoi Kusama says,

"I love painting so much that nothing else matters."

 The artist, Yayoi Kusama

I can tell she means it! Yayoi Kusama for Louis Vuitton will include ready-to-wear, handbags, accessories, shoes, watches and jewelry. Watch for the fabulous window displays in early July.

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