LOUIS VUITTON Pop-Up Shop in Isetan Shinjuku
Louis Vuitton opened a Pop-Up shop dedicated to the Men’s Collection – for the first time ever – on the 1st floor of the Isetan Shinjuku Men’s Store from August 26th to September 15th. The store showcased a wide variety of practical products including the brand’s ready-to-wear items, leather goods, textiles and accessories. The Monogram canvas printed with Nemeth’s rope design is a worldwide exclusive, no other store carries it anywhere else.
Louis Vuitton Men’s Artistic Director Kim Jones was for many years influenced by Christopher Nemeth, who was a pioneer of the free-thinking style of deconstruction. Jones’ tribute through the 2015 – 16 fall/ Winter Collection comes 5 years after the artist’s passing. Christopher Nemeth moved from London to Japan in the late 1980s and there are many fans in Japan. Japan is a special place in his heart.
The Pop-Up shop, which boast an exterior of acrylic and aluminum, is designed in the image of Louis Vuitton’s iconic trunks. The interior of the store, which features floors that look like exposed concrete and white walls, is a sophisticated space that incorporates Nemeth’s simple and symbolic rope designs everywhere, as well as movie created by legendary photographer and friend of Nemeth’s, Mark Lebon. Designed under the direction of Kim Jones himself, the store invites visitors to fully experience the collection.