The melding of art and fashion is a concept that's hardly new at all, and even less so for fashion giant Louis Vuitton, whose creative director Marc Jacobs has forged close ties with contemporary artists, working with the likes of Japanese designer Takashi Murakami and artist Richard Prince with much success.
This time round, Japanese pop artist Yayoi Kusama is the focus of Jacobs' adoration, and her signature bold, graphic polka dots, the theme of the special Louis Vuitton - Yayoi Kusama concept store, now open to fans till 1 November 2011 at Takashimaya Shopping Centre, Ngee Ann City.
The pop-up store, which comes adorned entirely in a frenzy of red dots -- a reflection of Kusama's obsession with the idea of accumulation -- is dedicated to the special products created from the collaboration. But beyond the shirts, shoes, handbags and skirts that are available for your pickings, the concept store is also a place for fans to "immerse into the Kusama universe", as though stepping into one of her artworks, if you will.
And perhaps a sign of Singapore's rising prominence in the global fashion consciousness, the Louis Vuitton - Yayoi Kusama concept store in Singapore is one of the only seven across the globe, alongside similar stores in fashion capitals Paris, London, Tokyo, New York and Hong Kong. A good sign for even better things to come? Fingers crossed!
The Louis Vuitton - Yayoi Kusama concept store is now open to public from 15 July - 1 November 2012 at Takashimaya Shopping Centre, Ngee Ann City.