Friday, January 23, 2009
LV and Kanye West Collabo
From Louis Vuitton Press Info:
Louis Vu i t ton is pleased to announce a cre a t i ve collaboration with the te n - t i m e G ra m my Awa rd-winning producer and re c o rding art i st Ka nye We st. We st - who in the past has dubbed himself the "Louis Vu i t ton don" - has part n e red with th e House to cre a te a collection of sneake rs. In an exc l u s i ve prev i ew, Louis Vu i t to n A rt i stic Dire c tor Marc Jacobs and Men's Studio Dire c tor Paul Helbers have chosen one design to fe a t u re in to d ay's show. The full Ka nye We st collection will be available in Louis Vu i t ton sto res from June 2009.
Yves Carcelle, CEO of Louis Vu i t ton, comments: "We are delighted that Ka nye
We st accepted our inv i tation to ex tend his considerable cre a t i ve talents fro m music to design. He has always been a big friend of Louis Vu i t ton, with a ke e n
sense of personal st yle, and this imp re s s i ve design debut fulfils an ambition he has held for some time."
Ka nye We st adds, "To me, Louis Vu i t ton is the most imp o rtant brand in fa s h i o n . It's name means luxur y and qu a l i t y. It's logo is a symbol of aspiration and i n fluence. I am proud to have collabora ted with LV on these shoes, but I am eve n m o re proud of the finished product."