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Yayoi Kusama x Louis Vuitton at Selfridges

21.09.12

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Walking by Selfridges these days, you can’t help but notice the amazing Yayoi Kusama x Louis Vuitton window displays.  I’ve never been a monogram type of person, but their recent collaboration with the Japanese artist is just… mind blown. I love the whimsicality of these new designs that are strangely reminiscent of Minnie Mouse’s style. Kusama’s signature polka dots give a sense of youthfulness to LV’s classic designs – a perfect twist of modernity. I’ve always liked LV’s window displays but they are usually plastered with golden monograms so it was great to see something really different for a change. Polka-dotted tantacles rising from the floor, life size mannequin Kusama, mini army of Kusama dolls… brilliant! I still remember during the royal wedding how they’d place a row those queen figurines that wave in a monotonous movement – I thought that it was hilarious, a rather fun tribute to the occasion. But now with these new Yayoi Kusama displays, I think this have possibly found my new favourite window display.

  • http://www.instyleforless.org Haley

    Great post. Love the info.
    Haley http://www.instyleforless.org

  • http://www.archistas.com Maya

    I strolled by these window displays daily last week (my cousin lives in London and I stayed at his place)
    Dunno the big Yayoi Kusama doll was bit scary though, too realistic for my taste :p
    But I admit it was one of the best displays I’ve seen!

  • http://abiriza.blogspot.com Riza

    WOW! Not a monogram type of person as well yet this made me jaw-dropped! Love the displays!:)
    Riza

  • http://ambersmouthwash.blogspot.com Amber

    Wow – did you take these photos? They are amazing.
    I did an artist profile on Yayoi Kusama a couple of months ago, before her collaboration with Louis Vuitton hit stores. I was thinking of doing another one soon.
    Your blog is amazing by the way! I love the header and how it changes.

    Did you do the blog design yourself?

    I found you through IFB. Would love to connect with you!

    Amber
    Amber’s Mouthwash

  • http://style-department.blogspot.com Kate

    love that louis vuitton always does these great collaborations with artists:)
    xx Kate

    http://style-department.blogspot.com

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