Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Picking Polka-Dots - Louis Vuitton & Yayoi Kusama Collection

The fashion world is buzzing over the collaboration between Louis Vuitton & artist Yayoi Kusama.

And rightly so.

Yayoi's use of organic shapes and rigid dots are infusing the often times staid LV pieces with a playful spirit.  I appreciate that LV has allowed it's branding to take a bit of a backseat and is only represented with LV-initial brocade fabric and signature shapes.

It's a great pairing because there is just the right amount of fission between the two.

I love nearly every piece in the extensive collection - which includes clothes, outerwear, collars, jewelry, shoes, sunglasses and handbags - there is one huge thing that jumps out at me the most.

This whole collection is a knock-off dream.

These pieces are simple and classic, differentiated only by the association with Yayoi and subtle LV materials.  

I fully anticipate seeing a HUGE number of look-a-likes come out in the next few months.  From bow adorned heels to dotty-fabric sandals.

I hope that will not be the case.  Yayoi is a remarkable artist who deserves to be respected for her career, not have her work, even that used in a collaboration, stolen for a quick profit.


Anonymous said...

What about the pair of polka-dotted heels I've had in my wardrobe for the last three years?
Polka dots are not new. They were very trendy back in 1980 or so - have Louis Vuitton & Yayoi Kusama knocked those off?
They were also fashionable when I was very small, in the early 60s.
Just because a designer makes them fashionable once more does not mean that followers of the fashion are "knocking off" that designer's work, any more than that designer is knocking off previous incarnations of the fashion. Spots are spots, and no one has a copyright on them.

Anonymous said...

Great collection! I love the yellow bow pumps!!


clarity enhanced diamonds said...

I love the polka dots!

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Camila said...

Love balls are beautiful!