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Spot on: Louis Vuitton and Yayoi Kusama Speedy Bandoulière 20 bag

Louis Vuitton and Yayoi Kusama's latest love child is destined for cult status.

By Anna McCooe
There's an anticipation in an ellipsis: the dot dot dot that tells us there's more to come. And with Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama, fairy godmother of the statement spot, there's always something new to be said.
The art-world darling first teamed up with Louis Vuitton a decade ago, when Marc Jacobs was creative director. In 2023, she and the French luxury house are collaborating again. This time her endlessly dotty motifs symbolise infinity (a fitting statement for the pairing of two icons) and they are emblazoned across the Maison's creations under the moniker LV x YK.
At GT, our eyes are firmly fixed on the Speedy Bandoulière 20, a compact handbag, serigraph-printed with Kusama's signature spots. Swung over the shoulder from the removable strap or tucked in as an in-flight "personal item", it's a first-class vessel for a Tokyo state of mind.