Haute Collabs: Louis Vuitton + Comme des Garçons

To celebrate Louis Vuitton’s 30th anniversary in Japan, Louis Vuitton will open a store inside Comme des Garçons for three months beginning in September. They will offer six bags designed by Rei Kawakubo in Vuitton’s signature monogram pattern. Rei Kawakubo, established the high fashion house Comme des Garçons in Tokyo in 1973. With the introduction of her line in Paris in 1981, Kawakubo created a sensation with her androgynous and innovative design, and is regarded as one of the three major avant-garde designers from Japan, alongside Issey Miyake and Yohji Yamamoto.

Kawakubo’s exclusive collection consists of two Party bags, small evening purses with outsized natural leather handles; two customized classic Louis Vuitton bags, endowing the Papillon with kawaii (cute) animal charms and the Mini HL with multiple slender handles; and two reedited iconic designs from the 1970s – the Petit Marceau and the Sac 2 Poches. The bags will only be available upon order only at the “Louis Vuitton at Comme des Garçons store”. The lucky customers will receive a certificate inside a special card holder in Louis Vuitton’s traditional natural leather, embossed with the Louis Vuitton at Comme des Garçons signature. Other iconic Louis Vuitton Monogram bags, such as the Speedy and Alma chosen by Rei Kawakubo, will also be on display and available for immediate sale inside this special “Louis Vuitton at Comme des Garçons” store. (Photo courtesy of MyItThings.com)

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