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The Second Installment of Louis Vuitton X Yayoi Kusama Is Here

Featuring new motifs like figurative flowers, faces, and graphic pumpkins

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.

LV x Kusama Chapter 2

Monogrammed, Remade

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.

Figurative Flowers

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!

Louis Vuitton X Yayoi Kusama Chapter 2

LV x YK Neverfull Flowers

LV x YK Capucines BB

LV x YK Capucines BB
via Louis Vuitton

LV x Kusama Sac Plat

LV x YK Petit Sac Plat
via Louis Vuitton

LV x YK Speedy B20

LV x YK Onthego Dots

LV x YK OnTheGo MM
via Louis Vuitton

LV x YK Speedy B Faces

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Lisa
Lisa
1 year ago

I am so disappointed with the comments lately. Not just for this collection/brand but many others. Seems like this has turned into a forum of insulting brands and people for no reason whatsoever. If everyone would just stay on topic and be somewhat sensitive to what they are saying, this could actually be a forum where we could have some fun and connect with others. Lately, I am afraid to say anything for fear of being called “poor”, “nouveau rich” “tacky” and many other insulting comments. We don’t even know each other. Does it really matter how much money we have or how we dress? We all have a love for handbags here, some more expensive than others. Why can’t we just bond over that? Take the time to spread kindness and be respectful. I am no saint by any means and have been sucked in as well and have said a few things that I am not proud of. Can’t we all just move on and respect each other and our opinions? Please stop behaving like you are better than me. First off, I would never believe that and secondly what does it accomplish? Nothing except hard feelings between one another. Can’t we all just get along?

Julia
Julia
1 year ago
Reply to  Lisa

But why is purseblog not monitoring these comments and blocking these people making harsh comments? They do that on other platforms.

Lisa
Lisa
1 year ago
Reply to  Julia

Not sure. I really wish that they would just block all the personal comments. The focus here should be thoughts regarding the bags/fashion not each other.

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Vlad Dusil
1 year ago
Reply to  Lisa

I regularly delete comments that merely antagonize other commenters and cause infighting. As much as I’d hope that people could overall be kinder and appreciate our differences in taste and preference, that’s just not the world we live in. We do our best to moderate the comments, though.

Laura W
Laura W
1 year ago
Reply to  Lisa

I 100% agree with your comments. So many people on this forum are now angry and nasty with their comments and for no real reason. It’s a tit for tat superiority war of words which I don’t understand. Aren’t we all here to appreciate the various tastes and nuances of fashion and bags etc? The comments section has become exhausting.

Carolina
Carolina
1 year ago
Reply to  Lisa

Why do you take random opinions of strangers on the internet so personally?

Gayle
Gayle
1 year ago
Reply to  Carolina

Exactly! I like reading comments about bag styles and designs both negative and positive so that i can weight the pros and cons if i decide to buy it. But attacking other people should not be discussed here since this is a blog about bags only.

Ali A
Ali A
1 year ago

I’ve never despised a collection more…

Beth
Beth
1 year ago
Reply to  Ali A

My 1st thought was, “Cool, they turned LV into Coach.”

Lisa
Lisa
1 year ago
Reply to  Beth

and the problem with Coach?? So rude.

Julia
Julia
1 year ago
Reply to  Ali A

Really? The one with the cats really sucked as did the Jeff Koons collaboration.

kalista
kalista
1 year ago
Reply to  Julia

Yea the jeff koons ones remind me of cheap souvenir bags you could buy at museums

Jessi
Jessi
1 year ago

Okay, I’ll admit the black Capucines with the flowers is actually cute, but not for $8800.00.

Samantha
Samantha
1 year ago

I can’t get behind most of these; I like the blue/white version, but it’s so expensive.

10chris10
10chris10
1 year ago

I like the hippy/boho flowers motifs but NONE of the others (I really dislike the pumpkins and the dots!). And for those old enough to recall, we did something very similar to our ripped jeans in the ’70s. I’d NEVER pay these prices for something I quite likely could recycle myself with an older bag and some acrylic paints/embroidered appliques.

Gaby
Gaby
1 year ago

It’s giving Home Good vibes

Anastasia
Anastasia
1 year ago

Atrocious! Don’t know why someone would play for that bad art that mug 5 ur old can make

Laura W
Laura W
1 year ago
Reply to  Anastasia

It isn’t art a 5 year old can make. its by a pretty awesome artist Yayoi Kusama. Have you taken the time to learn about her?

Barb Kaplan
Barb Kaplan
5 months ago
Reply to  Laura W

So true I have the Speedy 25 monogram My Eternal Soul-it’s a prized procession. IMO stupid to get upset by the comments of people who obviously know nothing about a collaboration with one of the world’s most important contemporary artists whose future life on this planet is very limited by the fact that she’s 94!

Samantha
Samantha
1 year ago
Reply to  Laura W

Historically, many artists have been scoffed at for their art because their vision, creativity, etc. has been misunderstood and minimized. For ex: Vincent Van Gogh struggled to gain an audience for his art, in his lifetime, because it went against the norm. His brother, Theo, purchased his art to sustain his livelihood. Or, Jackson Pollock’s art was misunderstood because he, threw or poured paint on a canvas, when he was expressing movement, etc. There is more thought, vision, and creative expression in an artist’s work than the eye can see, including Yayoi Kusama.

Pjhm
Pjhm
1 year ago

Okay, but nothing I would buy. Probably appeals best to the young but can they afford them?

FashionableLena
FashionableLena
1 year ago

The Speedy is a gorgeous shade of blue. I would love to have one of the bag charms. For those prices, I could buy a whole handbag.

Marcie Cohen
Marcie Cohen
1 year ago

Not impressed @ all and I’m a big Louis fan.

erika p
erika p
1 year ago

The “my eternal soul” faces are personally disturbing to me. They don’t seems to be yelling “Yay” but “Help”.