Marc Jacobs loves simple graphics. Last year he went crazy for polka dots and collaborated with japanese artist Yayoi Kusama, Mrs Polka Dot herself. This year he goes for squares. Is it a reference to the the classic Louis Vuitton damier? I don’t know, but it definitely looked super cool on the runway!
Last week, Louis Vuitton and Japanse art-designer Kusama launched their joint collection for the fashion house. Yayoi Kusama is the most famous Japanese artist on the scene today and she has a crazy obsession with polkadots. It can be no surprise that the collection Marc Jacobs created with her as inspiration is all about the dots!
The Louis Vuitton flagship store in NYC was completely wrapped in polka dots for the launch and Kusama happily posed in the window, in the middle of one of her creations.
To support the launch of their collaboration, they created a very cool app (available on iTunes). With the App you can transform anything into a polkadot composition.