The flame of collaborations is lit up again! You might have heard all over the internet that Louis Vuitton and Comme des Garçons will set to collaborate later this year and produce 6 super limited edition bags.
On September 4, 2008, Louis Vuitton opens an impermanent store inside Comme des Garçons in Tokyo. The idea for the project emerged from the memories of Comme des Garçons founder Rei Kawakubo. In 1978, as a young designer, she saw the first Louis Vuitton store to open in Japan and was fascinated by the image of French craftsmanship and art de vivre it projected – a luxury that seemed to her, at the time, unattainable. Three decades on, Rei Kawakubo wanted to revisit her impressions, and so the association between Comme des Garçons and Louis Vuitton was born.
The reason why the bags are super limited is that they are only available upon order at the Loius Vuitton’s store in Comme des Garçons Tokyo. They will not be accepting telephone and/or internet orders but in return for the hassle, 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.
Plan on having these bags? Tons of photos and infos after the jump. Click click click!
Louis Vuitton and Comme Des Garçons – Party Bag (Big)
Louis Vuitton and Comme Des Garçons -Papillon with Animal Charms
“It is impossible to overstate Rei Kawakubo’s influence on modern fashion. I find it wonderful to think that, thirty years ago, this immense talent, someone who has inspired so many others, was inspired by Louis Vuitton, and now that inspiration has now been realized.”Marc Jacobs
Louis Vuitton Artistic Director
“This project not only brings a new meaning to luxury, but also speaks volumes about how the know-how and heritage of Louis Vuitton have always been perceived in Japan, including by its foremost designers. We are very proud to have been able to help Rei Kawakubo relive her memories in such an original and creative way.”Yves Carcelle
Chairman and CEO of Louis Vuitton
“These are party bags to celebrate the 30 years of Louis Vuitton in Japan. In designing them, 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 Louis Vuitton’s traditional design and heritage.”Rei Kawakubo
President of Comme des Garçons