July 1, 2008  |  Uncategorized

The look of luxe and the smell of $$$… 

Just when we thought our blurry vision was recovering from NIGO‘s years-long neon assault on our once beloved design motif it seems his fashion protégée TAKASHI MURAKAMI has gotten in on the act (and a few years late, at that) with his new cammo design for ultra luxury brand LOUIS VUITTON‘s line of leather bags and other blue chip accessories. Dubbed “Monogramouflage,” the Japanese Pop Art god’s newest pattern simultaneously references Andy Warhol’s earlier interpretations of the disruptive pattern material and the ubiquity of BAPE’s signature streetwear graphics while incorporating LV’s timeless monogram pattern. First debuted as a series of framed artworks in his traveling art show “© Murakami,” and a limited product range at his Brooklyn Museum installation from June 1st—15th, the full line including luggage, wallets, iPod cases, belts, scarves, handbags, boots, sneakers, and clothing will be made available to the public tomorrow, June 1st, at LV flagship stores and premium outlets worldwide. Never mind the current record oil prices and general global economic freefall, expect queues of dedicated fashionistas and well-heeled hipsters in all timezones come first light. We’ll be sleeping in. After all, Canal Street is forever. HAVE A LOOK:



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