Louis Vuitton overhauls shops with Yayoi Kusama polka-dots and life-like animatronics

Luxurious model Louis Vuitton has reworked its shops internationally for the launch of its anticipated capsule assortment with Japanese modern artist Yayoi Kusama.

The launch of the collaboration has seen various key shops internationally redecorated with Kusama’s signature polka-dots, life-like animatronics of Kusama portray within the home windows of the shops and an inflatable duplicate of Kusama peering over the roof of Louis Vuitton’s Champs-Élysées retailer.

Louis Vuitton’s Paris retailer is likely one of the quite a few places which have been adorned to mark the collaboration

Louis Vuitton’s Champs-Élysées retailer, an art-deco constructing inbuilt 1912, encompasses the biggest of the Kusama activations. Giant brush stroke polka dots have been positioned throughout the facade of the constructing and paired with an outsized, human-like duplicate of Kusama, which was tied to and peering over the roof of the constructing.

In New York’s Meatpacking District, a Louis Vuitton pop-up location was reworked right into a “canvas” for Kusama’s imaginative and prescient. The area was blanketed in yellow and coated in black polka dots of various sizes throughout its partitions, flooring and ceiling.

Pop-up shops have been opened internationally

Reflective chrome spheres have been organised within the form of Louis Vuitton’s emblem and suspended all through the inside of the pop-up area, endlessly reflecting the noticed motif and the capsule assortment, which is exhibited all through the area.

“Louis Vuitton celebrates its newest collaboration with Yayoi Kusama in New York with a particular pop-up area within the Meatpacking District which has been reworked right into a canvas for her imaginative and prescient and iconic artwork which opens to the general public on January sixth,” stated the model.

Interior image of the pop up Louis Vuitton and Yayoi Kusama store
The shops have been adorned in polka-dots and mirrored spheres

A pop-up positioned in Soho, New York, was equally adorned in Kusama’s noticed motif, brush stroke spots in hues of pink inexperienced, white and blue masking the white-painted storefront, inside partitions, ceiling and flooring.

The gathering is the second collaboration between Louis Vuitton and Kusama, returning a decade after the style home and artist first collaborated in 2012.

In 2006, Louis Vuitton’s then artistic director Marc Jacobs approached Kusama and met together with her at her studio the place she hand-painted a Louis Vuitton Ellipse bag together with her famed polka dot motif – the start of what could be one among Vuitton’s most profitable artist collaboration.

Six years later, in 2012, Jacobs launched a set of Kusama-painted luggage and ready-to-wear items to coincide together with her 2012 retrospective at New York Metropolis’s Whitney Museum of Fashionable Artwork.

Interior image of a Louis Vuitton and Yayoi Kusama pop up store
A pop-up retailer in Tokyo included a life-like Kusama set up

A pop-up area in Harajuku, Tokyo continues the yellow and black theme. The bottom flooring of the area was lined in yellow with black noticed motifs, whereas the colors have been inverted for the primary flooring, which has a black base with yellow spots throughout its floor.

Elsewhere internationally, choose Louis Vuitton shops noticed life-like and human-scale animatronics of Kusama positioned within the window shows with the robotic duplicate of Kusama repeatedly portray polka-dots onto the floor of the glass.

Photo of the interior and limited edition collection
The pop-up areas have been used to show the restricted version assortment

In 2020, Kusama positioned over 1,000 mirrored balls on the floor of a pond and wrapped bushes in polka dots on the New York Botanical Backyard as a part of an outside exhibition.

Louis Vuitton not too long ago unveiled a set of 200 trunks reimagined by 200 architects and designers, together with Frank Gehry and Sou Fujimoto, to have a good time its founder’s 2 hundredth birthday.

The images is courtesy of Louis Vuitton.