When news broke of a second collaboration with renowned Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama, Louis Vuitton promised a massive collection, and so far, they have not disappointed. Comprising of over 400 items, the collaboration spans ready-to-wear, bags, shoes, luggage, trunks, and fragrances for both men and women. The initial launch was just one of many mini collections, all under the LV x Yayoi Kusama collaboration, which continues to deliver newness throughout the year. Last month we got a first glance at the second installment and now the collection is here.
A Collection of Unparalled Creativity
Within the second chapter, bold thematic elements and motifs take center stage, even well beyond what we saw in the teasers. New motifs such as pumpkins, faces, and flowers join the infinity dots with this release, which includes a wide variety of new bags. New colorways of the infinity dots, which have been a recurring theme in Kusama’s work since childhood, outfit Monogram Empriente like black with hot pink and sky blue with white.
Louis Vuitton’s Monogram Canvas fans will be delighted by this second release, which features plenty of the brand’s classic silhouettes with the modern Kusama twist. Graphic elements like Pumpkins, which were teased in campaign images, and bold face motifs appear atop Mongraom bags like the Onthego, Speedy, Neverfull and more. New this drop, Kusama’s Faces motif is said to be inspired by her “My Eternal Soul“ series, which blends surrealism and ethereality.
Another new theme to grow this season is the Figurative Flowers mini collection, which allows Kusama to revisit her childhood, growing up in rural Japan, a place that continues to inspire her to this day. Graphic florals appear atop Louis Vuitton’s Monogram Empriente and on textured leather iterations of the Capucines bag. Discover the latest via Louis Vuitton and check out some of the collaborations latest bags below!