Marc Jacobs’ love for art is well-documented. His personal Instagram posts (@themarcjacobs) reveal a collection of modern art that includes Ellsworth Kelly’s minimalist prints, Gerhard Richter’s abstracts and American painter John Currin’s nudes. An arty influence often shows up during his creative directorship at Louis Vuitton, memorably the collaborations with Richard Prince (Spring/Summer 2008), Takashi Murakami (Spring/Summer 2003) and Julie Verhoeven (Spring/Summer 2002).
This season brings him together with Verhoeven for his eponymous line. The American fashion maverick wanted to revisit their psychedelia-laced outing with a new skewered take.
The British designer and illustrator, known for her whimsical sketches of contemporary female subjects and works rife with pop culture references, let loose a wild bunch of cartoon-like imagery inspired by mundane everyday objects. These fun patchworks is the trick to elevate staple pieces from ready-to-wear to bags and even those towering platform shoes.
“Julie and I worked on it, and there are pieces of it everywhere! Hair-dryers, castles, rabbits, lips, rainbow-coloured teeth and a skyline for New York!” enthused Jacobs. Click on the gallery for the items you’ll find exclusively in Takashimaya, just in time to celebrate the official opening of Marc Jacob’s new home in the department store.