Louis Vuitton Sets Up Shop in Rei’s Tokyo Digs
A capsule line for H&M isn’t the only headline-grabbing collaboration from Commes de Garcons’ Rei Kawakubo that’ll be taking the fashion industry by storm this fall. In fact, Kawakubo has partnered with the logo lover’s brand of choice, Louis Vuitton. In honor of the LV’s 30th anniversary, Commes de Garcon’s outpost in Tokyo’s Omotesando district will house a temporary store within the store that pays homage to LV’s ubiquitous monogram.
For three months, a collection of LV’s iconic trunks will be on display. And as long as supplies last, so will a series of six one-off bags inspired by Kawakubo’s “love of the brand.” Unfortunately, for all of those prospective buyers stuck in New York for Fashion Week, the limited-edition bags will hit the store’s floor Thursday, September 11. It’s best to start kissing up to your Tokyo-based friends now, as these bags are not going to last long. Of course, you could always imagine the perfect designer bacon breakfast yielded from these Vuitton-branded pigs.