A friend of mine gave me a tip-off about the new Louis Vuitton windows at the V&A Waterfront… seems the folks at Louis Vuitton have gotten all arty & stuff and thus decided to do a collaboration with Japanese sculptor, painter & novelist Yayoi Kasuma.
Now I’m not going to act like I knew who the hell Yayoi Kasuma was beforehand… and if you’re sitting there reading this going “oh yeah it’s that chick that did blah and blah”, you’re totally lying. I had to resort to a good Google stalk session, but I’m really glad I did, cause this lady’s stuff is pure awesome. She’s definitely got a new fan here.
Yayoi is known for being obsessed with dots, she also loves bright colours and interesting shapes and she’s raised quite a few eyebrows during her career. Sounds like my kinda lady then… She spent a large part of her life living & working in New York where she got quite a lot of exposure, then she moved back to Japan in 1973 where she has continued to create, provoke & inspire all the way. Do a bit of reading up on her for yourself, her journey’s quite interesting.
Anyhoo, back to those windows. Check ‘em out:
But it’s not just the window displays that’s gone all dotty, there’s also a range of dotty shoes and bags and accessories waiting for you:
And if you now have a weird urge to do a connect the dots puzzle, don’t stress, it’s perfectly normal. Just hop on over here and get it out of your system.