louis vuitton opens an impermanent store inside comme des garçons in tokyo louis vuitton opens an impermanent store inside comme des garçons in tokyo
nov 09, 2008

louis vuitton opens an impermanent store inside comme des garçons in tokyo

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louis vuitton is celebrating its 30th anniversary in japan. rei kawakubo of COMME des GARÇONS has dedicated and re-designed the entire CDG store on kottodori, omotesando in tokyo especially for louis vuitton for the duration of the project, from 4th september through mid-december 2008, into a space is a celebration of the LV monogram.

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an exclusive collection of one-off bags are presented in a minimalist manner image © designboom

handles image © designboom

‘I have kept louis vuitton’s traditional concept as it is, but sometimes two handles become one, sometimes two handles become eight… it has been a remarkably exciting opportunity for me to have been able to participate in LV’s traditional design and heritage.’ rei kawakubo image © designboom inspired by her memories, designer rei kawakubo chose the legendary monogram canvas to create new party bags (two small evening purses with outsized natural leather handles) and she customized two classic louis vuitton bags, endowing the papillon with animal charms and the mini HL with multiple slender handles. lastly, louis vuitton is reediting two iconic designs from the 1970s (the petit marceau and the sac 2 poches).

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papillon with animal charms multiple slender handles

small evening purse with outsized natural leather handle

read more: http://www.iht.com/articles/2008/06/27/style/rysl.php

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