Two high fashion labels, with seemingly polar opposite aesthetics, are going to be seen collaborating this coming fall – Louis Vuitton and Commes de Garcons. Rei Kawakubo of Commes de Garcons will be opening a joint store with Louis Vuitton in Tokyo this September.
The guerilla-style store will be open just three months, until late December, and will continue with a theme seen throughout Marc’s tenure at Louis Vuitton – guest artists designing bags for the brand. The store will consist of just six limited edition Louis Vuitton bags, designed by Kawakubo, which are also available to order.
Rei Kawakubo has revamped the look of the CdG storefront on Kottodori, Omotesando especially for the collaboration. Yves Carcelle, chairman and CEO of LV has announced that the brand is investing in the store, and all profits made will be split between both parties.
Perhaps this collaborative effort was inspired by Marc Jacobs’ love of Japanese culture and repeated references to both Japanese aesthetics and Kawakubo’s work?