Louis Vuitton’s “Creating Infinity” is a playful interpretation of dots

The French fashion house collaborated with Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama to rekindle the magic of dots and infinity in its exclusive collaboration.

April 14, 2023: Back in 2012, Louis Vuitton and the avant garde artist Yayoi Kusama’s collaboration created a sensation around the fashion world with the artist’s signature vivid dots featured on every emblematic item by Louis Vuitton. Not to mention the iconic Louis Vuitton trunk covered with the artist’s hand painted signature polka dot prints. 

Louis Vuitton X Yayoi Kusama
Now almost after a decade, the fashion house collaborates with the Japanese artist to recreate the magic. The artist’s bold and playful motifs feature in almost 400 emblematic pieces of the maison. Drop 2 of this artistic collaboration explores, in even greater breadth, the graphic and joyful motifs and motivations of Ms. Kusama. 

Louis Vuitton X Yayoi Kusama
The collection conveys the endless energy and colorful creative vision of the artist through her interpretation of pumpkin to flowers, faces to infinity dots and nets. 

Louis Vuitton X Yayoi Kusama
The cascading motifs, their qualities, and the notion of infinity are mirrored in the collections’ expansiveness, sweeping up the iconic pieces of the maison and transforming them into vivid items. The collection reflects Ms. Kusama’s process and themes while testing and furthering the limits of Louis Vuitton’s savoir faire.

Louis Vuitton X Yayoi Kusama
One of the most meaningful and comforting motifs for the artist, pumpkin, appears in a vibrant and joyful print and covers many of the brand's iconic pieces. It is almost a talismanic symbol for the artist.

Louis Vuitton X Yayoi Kusama
Ms. Kusama has given a psychedelic shape to genial flowers. Faces, inspired from the artist’s “My Eternal Soul” series of paintings, are featured on stonewashed light denim fabric. The hypnotic infinity dots bring a whimsical and playful spirit to the accessories and silhouettes. 

Yayoi Kusama
The artist Yayoi Kusama.  

The fashion world is no stranger to Japanese art and influences. Ms. Kusama’s vibrant visions and handwork has found an ideal place on Louis Vuitton’s unpredictable canvas. 

- By Pritha Debroy

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