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Louis Vuitton opens an impermanent store inside Comme des Garcons in Tokyo. The idea for the project emerged from the memories of Comme des Garcons founder Rei Kawakubo. The collaboration initiated with CdG approaching Yves Carcelle, Chairman and CEO of Louis Vuitton while he was sitting front row of the CdG show on Friday, its a way “to celebrate 30 years since Vuitton first opened in Tokyo”.
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 Garcons and Louis Vuitton was born. Read more