Tokyo’s Louis Vuitton flagship store in Omotesando has been given a complete makeover in the style of pop designer, Takashi Murakami. This is the latest project in their six-year relationship. The influence has seeped into every aspect of Vuitton, from the product design, to shop interior, to the mobile and web presence. Scattered throughout the shop are large-scale and miniature versions of Murakami’s plush figures and artwork. They range from large centerpieces to tiny figures playing among the items for sale in the store.
The figures are Vuitton-inspired, but still maintain Murakami’s anime-loving sensibilities. In fact, the opening ceremony was highlighted by one of Akihabara’s (Tokyo’s geek heaven) most popular girl groups, AKB48, along with the more hip productions of Fantastic Plastic Machine who produced a song for the campaign called Superflat First Love.