Louis Vuitton Foulards d’Artistes Scarf Collection at Dover Street Market Ginza

Louis Vuitton Foulards d'Artistes Scarf Collection at Dover Street Market Ginza

Louis Vuitton has launched its Foulards d’Artistes scarf collection in Tokyo with help from Olivier Zahm, editor-in-chief of French fashion magazine Purple. The scarves, designed by a group of international artists, made their retail debut at Dover Street Market Ginza this past Saturday with other LV stores getting the goods next month. Zahm also shot a series of photos of the scarves and brings more light to another photography exhibition he is doing at Tokyo’s Last Gallery, originally owned by the late Dune magazine founder and publisher Fumihiro Hayashi.

The Foulards d’Artistes collection is produced each season in collaboration with a specific artist, and for this edition New York-based Japanese creative Aiko was asked to create the new, graffiti-inspired prints. (via super)

Now Open | Aesop Ginza Japan Store

Now Open | Aesop Ginza Japan Store

Aesop continues to build their presence in some high value areas, this time opening up shop in the district of Ginza, Japan. The original masonry facade and stairway for the upper level tenants was retained and carried into the interior of the 38 sq. meter space, integrating the material into the product display shelves. The design really is magnificent and works well with the image of the Aesop brand. This being the Aesop’s second standalone store in Japan, it’s truly remarkable and a job well done by the team at Schemata Architecture. (via design boom)