It appears that Selfridges is the place to be right now. So far we’ve seen the department store go Diamond Jubilee/Olympics mad with its’ deliciously British window displays, re-open their fabulous rooftop space for a summer-long tea & golf party and exclusively unveil Tata Naka’s delectable pre fall 2012 collection. Well, as of August 24th there’ll be yet another reason to hot-foot it along to Selfridges (like we need one) as Louis Vuitton will be taking over both the window displays and Concept Space in celebration of it’s collaboration with legendary Japanese artist, Yayoi Kusama. As a die-hard Louis Vuitton obsessive (did you SEE those hats for AW12?!) news of the brand taking over so much as a Starbucks in my hometown is music to my ears. Add London’s foremost shopping emporium and one of the most incredible artists of our time into the mix – if you haven’t seen the Kusama exhibition at the Tate Modern go, now – and you’ve got yourself a serious must-visit destination. From the outside, Selfridges’ will be transformed with a spectacular 24 window display created by Kusama herself. Inside, the Concept Store will play host to the artist’s signature giant pumpkins and Louis Vuitton’s limited edition capsule collection of clothes and accessories, inspired by Kusama’s iconic, multi-coloured polkadots.
Louis Vuitton and Kusama’s creative takeover of Selfridges (and pop-up store!) will run from August 24th to October 5th so get down there to fulfil your cultural quotient and pick up some new season pieces in one fell swoop.
Love Ella. X