Louis Vuitton's collaboration with the late graffiti artist Stephen Sprouse in 2001 (as well as a 2009 reissue) was probably the most exciting thing to happen to the monogrammed bag since the invention of the alphabet. However, their newest collab with Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama, who's known for her red-and-white polka-dot art, might be just as brilliant.
Her spots will appear on LV products ranging from bags to clothing to jewelry this summer (though don't plan on finding them on the Fashion Week runways in February, though). Marc Jacobs, the artistic director at storied brand, has always looked to the pop-art community to breathe fresh life into the their designs, taking Murakami, Richard Prince, and — of course — Sprouse, and introducing them to a whole, mass community. We definitely think it's about time that Yayoi's work becomes a household name. Look for the pieces in stores this July. (WWD)