Marc Jacobs is one designer that loves to collaborate with artists. After becoming creative director for Louis Vuitton, Jacobs has done several collections in collaboration with artists like Stephen Sprouse and Takashi Murakami. The latest collection will feature designs by Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama.
Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama. Image courtesy of http://blogs.wsj.com
Kusama is 83 and lives in Tokyo. She has been painting since the 1960s, and gained recognition for her sprawling “Infinity Net” paintings.
Infinity Net by Yayoi Kusama. Image courtesy of dariostyling.com
Her artwork is full of repetitious patterns, focused on geometry and vibrant colors. Kusuma has been affectionately been named “The Queen of Polka Dots”, which makes sense after you have seen her work. For the past three decades, Kusuma has voluntarily lived in a psychiatric hospital. Her art is said to be inspired by her hallucinations.
Kusuma’s collection for Vuitton feature her iconic polka dots:
Louis Vuitton’s new collaboration with Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama includes polka-dotted shoes, purses, watches and jewelry. Image courtesy of http://blogs.wsj.com
The Polkadot Queen, Yayoi Kusama at work. Image courtesy of http://mooiobsession.blog.com
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