The pages of the rich history of Louis Vuitton are filled with lessons of elevated creativity and exceptional craftsmanship. Known for some of the most conspicuous collections, the brand has mastered the art of partnerships and campaigns over the years. Here are 5 of the most iconic collaborations of Louis Vuitton that successfully blurred the lines between fashion and art.
1. Louis Vuitton x Stephen Sprouse
American designer and artist, Stephen Sprouse was invited by Marc Jacobs to lend Louis Vuitton’s logo a contemporary makeover for the Spring/Summer 2001 collection. Sprouse decided to showcase his pop sensibilities and altered the label’s monogram for the first time. Spray-painted with the brand’s name, the collection displayed a quirky and fun freehand graffiti-like scrawl. The popularity of the collection led to its reissue in 2009 with more bold patterns and Sprouse’s signature rose motif.
2. Louis Vuitton x Yayoi Kusama
Undoubtedly one of the most playful collaborations of Louis Vuitton, it stands out as a beacon of artistic fusion and innovation. In 2012, Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama partnered with the House for the first time and transformed the traditional elegance of the brand’s items with a daring display of polka dots. The second collection of this partnership unfolded a decade later and witnessed the usage of a wide range of whimsical motifs. Expanding creative boundaries, Yayoi Kusama allowed the fans of Louis Vuitton to step into the fantasy world through an immersive environment with unique installations at various stores.
3. Louis Vuitton x Takashi Murakami
The Takashi Murakami collaboration with Louis Vuitton premiered on the Spring/Summer 2003 runway and instantly took over the shelves of famous personalities. Known as the “Monogram Multicolore” collection, he brought a fresh perspective to the House with his vibrant color palette and innate understanding of art. The other popular collections from this partnership included Cherry Blossom, Monogramouflage, and Character bags.
4. Louis Vuitton x Richard Prince
For Louis Vuitton’s Spring/Summer 2008 collection, Marc Jacobs, the creative director at the time, teamed up with Richard Prince to craft a series inspired by the concept of ‘Louis Vuitton After Dark.’ The partnership led to the introduction of the highly popular Aquarelle Monogram and bags from the “Joke series” that act as a testament to Prince’s humor with cheeky quotes on the exterior.
5. Louis Vuitton x Supreme
The collaboration between two fashion giants fulfilled the hopes of many, bringing together the finest aspects of both worlds for their enthusiasts. Launched in 2017, the Louis Vuitton x Supreme capsule collection effortlessly fuses high fashion and streetwear, drawing inspiration from the vibrant New York City scene of the 1970s to the 1990s.