Louis Vuitton will soon open seven pop-up stores for the launch of its new collaborative collection with legendary Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama.
The spaces will incorporate the 83-year-old pop artist’s complex transporting museum installations, her use of hallucination-induced polka dots and her treasured pumpkin motif.
Kusama, who is known to have influenced the likes of of Andy Warhol and Swedish sculptor Claes Oldenburg, is considered the most important living artists to come out of Japan, and an important voice of the avant-garde.
The first store launch will be inside the French luxury brand’s Soho store on July 10th, just before the Kusama exhibition opening at the Whitney Museum in New York. Three more locations will launch in Hong Kong’s Pacific Place, at Ngee Ann City in Singapore, and at Tokyo’s Isetan’s Shinjuku branch and Dover Street Market Ginza as well.
Finally on August 23rd and 24th, two large-scale shops will open at major European department stores, Printemps flagship in Paris and Selfridges in London.
The temporary units will be open for between 4 to 8 weeks and will feature an original merchandising concept in collaboration with Kusama.