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Yayoi Kusama, Louis Vuitton, iphone app, Infinitely Kusama

The newest fine art collaboration at Louis Vuitton is soon to arrive, this time in a flurry of dots at the hands of Yayoi Kusama. This not only brings the boundless talents of Marc Jacobs and Yayoi Kusama together to create a collection for Louis Vuitton, but also ushers in a unique first: a Marc Jacobs collaboration on a Kusama fine art installation by to be exhibited in the Louis Vuitton Bond Street Maison in London. While the world waits for what will certainly be an infinitely inspired collection AND fine art installation, one can delight in the new Louis Vuitton Kusama Studio iPhone App:

Click here to see Marc Jacob’s interview about the Kusama collaboration

David Koma is a young designer who is serious about an obsession. The focus for his 2010 fall ready-to-wear collection is a sensation of polka-dots a-la the Japanese artist, Yayoi Kusama (whose work is also an obsessive sensation). These polka-dots are of many sizes, colors and configurations – there are even cut-out dots and laser-cut dots of patent leather, felt, and wool embroidered onto a variety of other fabrics. Much of this collection is black with the occasional high voltage shock of primary color in red, blue and yellow. These colors appear in the form of fox fur collars and pom-poms, the later of which is not always a great success. The few pieces I cannot envision wearing are those printed with closely cropped women’s faces by the artist Oleg Dou. While these dresses are a bit disturbing for me, the collection would not have the same brilliant drama without them.