Yayoi Kusama for Louis Vuitton - The Bags!
19 August 2012

Yayoi Kusama for Louis Vuitton – The Bags!

Yayoi Kusama Louis Vuitton Ad Campaign Papillon
Yayoi Kusama Louis Vuitton Ad Campaign featuring the Papillon

 

Yayoi Kusama Louis Vuitton Wave Windows
Yayoi Kusama Louis Vuitton Wave Windows

 

Yayoi Kusama x Louis Vuitton Bangles On Display
Yayoi Kusama x Louis Vuitton Bangles On Display  

 

Yayoi Kusama x Louis Vuitton Ad Campaign Zip Around Wallets
Yayoi Kusama x Louis Vuitton Ad Campaign Featuring the Zip Around Wallets

 

Yayoi Kusama x Louis Vuitton Flowers With Eyes Window
Eye See you!! Yayoi Kusama x Louis Vuitton Flowers With Eyes Window

 

Yayoi Kusama x Louis Vuitton Flowers With Eyes Window
Closeup of the Eye!

Lots of people have commented that Louis Vuitton’s Yayoi Kusama windows are creepy or kinda gross, especially the “wave” ones above that look like octopus tentacles. But somehow, I’m not grossed  out by them. Instead, I find them rather cool, to be honest. My favourite window will have to be the flowers with the eye at the centre. I was actually also looking forward to the windows with “Kusama” standing there. I’ve heard from the twitter a.k.a. the tweetvine, that those are actually real people dressed up as the artist, some even winking back when people stare at the window. It’s too bad that we don’t have that particular window installed here in KL. Oh well.

Here are the bags from the Yayoi Kusama x Louis Vuitton collaboration, and please note that in Malaysia, only the Lockit, Nylon Lockit, Pochette, and Papillon are available in all colours (i.e. black, red, and yellow).

Yayoi Kusama x Louis Vuitton Agendas
Yayoi Kusama x Louis Vuitton Agendas

 

Yayoi Kusama x Louis Vuitton Coin Purses
Yayoi Kusama x Louis Vuitton Coin Purses

 

Yayoi Kusama x Louis Vuitton Pochette
Yayoi Kusama x Louis Vuitton Pochette

 

Yayoi Kusama x Louis Vuitton Lockit and Pochette
Yayoi Kusama x Louis Vuitton Lockit and Pochette

 

Yayoi Kusama x Louis Vuitton Lockit and Pochette in Black
Yayoi Kusama x Louis Vuitton Lockit and Pochette in Black

 

Yayoi Kusama x Louis Vuitton Lockit and Cosmetic Case
Yayoi Kusama x Louis Vuitton Lockit and Cosmetic Case

 

Yayoi Kusama x Louis Vuitton Nylon Lockit and Coin Purse
Yayoi Kusama x Louis Vuitton Nylon Lockit and Coin Purse

 

Yayoi Kusama x Louis Vuitton Papillon
Yayoi Kusama x Louis Vuitton Papillon
Yayoi Kusama x Louis Vuitton Pumpkin Bag
Yayoi Kusama x Louis Vuitton Pumpkin Bag

I think that this Yayoi Kusama x Louis Vuitton collaboration is one that one either loves or hates because there really isn’t any in-between for this collection. I’ve heard people dub it as the Minnie Mouse collection, while others have said they’re absolutely dotty for the collection. As for me, I’m all for whimsy and quirky but I really don’t like the bags because they’re too kitschy and bordering on clownish, even. It isn’t really visible from the photos, but apart from the spots on the bags, the Vuitton monogram is embossed onto the leather too so if you take a look at it IRL, there’s really just too much going on. Oh and the monogram canvas versions which aren’t featured in this post, are much, much, worse. Perhaps the only bag that I can say I don’t mind, is the pumpkin bag.

Note: I do, however, like certain pieces of the RTW and the shoes are cute, but since my blog isn’t about those things, I haven’t’ featured them.

Here’s the unveiling of the Louis Vuitton x Yayoi Kusama collection Officiated by the artist herself, at the Fifth Avenue Store

Images via Louis Vuitton