Louis Vuitton has collaborated with Rei Kawakubo’s Dover Street Market in London, New York and Tokyo to open its first pop-up shop.
The temporary space will showcase a tight edit of ready-to-wear from Nicolas Ghesquière’s debut Fall/Winter 2014 collection for the brand, with the ready-to-wear designs exclusive to Dover Street Market, as well as accessories including sunglasses, jewelry and shoes from the runway show. Adrian Joffe, chief executive officer of Comme des Garçons, said he believes the boutiques “will have a great impact, like all the events we have, although this one is particularly exciting.”
Adding to that, a dedicated window design will be on display for the duration of the brand’s stay in Mayfair, which will run from September 1 to September 15th. From September 1st through the 15th, to coincide with London Fashion Week.
This latest collaboration follows Louis Vuitton creating windows for Dover Street Market’s Ginza store in Tokyo in 2012, to showcase its spring 2012 men’s collection, and the pop-up boutique for Louis Vuitton’s collaboration with artist Yayoi Kusama, which also opened at the Ginza store in 2012. That was in addition to Yayoi Kusama pop-ups that opened at the same time in several Louis Vuitton boutiques globally, alongside dedicated shops in Printemps in Paris and Selfridges in London. The label also opened a temporary boutique in Dover Street Market in New York, which ran for three months, when Kawakubo’s store launched in the city last December.