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Louis Vuitton Designs Hatsune Miku's Costume for Opera

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For THE END opera that will be held on December 1 and 2 at the Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media in Yamaguchi City, director Toshiki Okada and digital music artist Keiichirō Shibuya decided to collaborate with French fashion brand Louis VuittonLouis Vuitton artistic director Marc Jacobs is designing the outfits that Vocaloid idol character Hatsune Miku will wear onstage.

No humans will appear onstage during the opera, even to play the instruments. Instead, Vocaloids will take their place, taking over every aria and recitative. The "actors'" onstage images are designed by artist YKBX (also known as Masaki Yokobe), who is known for his video "amazarashi." Shohei Shigematsu, an architect and a partner of OMA New York, is designing the stage.

The clothes Hatsune Miku will wear are clothes based off of Mark Jacobs' spring/summer 2013 collection that were altered in order to fit the virtual singer's body type and unique style. As this is the very first time that outfits fromLouis Vuitton will lack the label's signature monogram symbol, the outfits will instead be using a pattern similar to the Louis Vuitton's familiar diamond pattern. The purses have been altered from the standard Louis Vuitton bag into cubical and square shapes to accentuate to the geometric themes.

Tickets were available for pre-order for 3,000 yen (about US$37), but were sold out as of November 14.

Louis Vuitton also collaborated with modern artist Takashi Murakami on his Superflat Monogram andSuperflat First Love anime.

Source: Natalie via 0takomu 

Found it on ann. Also, my first post (that was fast). Mods, let me know if I need to add more tags.

carorinrin 20th-Nov-2012 08:40 pm (UTC)
Although I'm not the biggest Louis Vuitton fan, I really like what Marc Jacobs did with the brand. This story is very interesting. The whole project is really innovative and it's a good marketing move from LV to participate in that project I think. I would actually love to see the opera live on stage!

And welcome to arama, Royu! I look forward to read more of your posts here :)

Edited at 2012-11-20 08:43 pm (UTC)
royu_kiyo 20th-Nov-2012 09:31 pm (UTC)
Thanks.
Not really a fan of the design above or brand but the idea is pretty cool. Hope to do more posts provided no one beats me to it XD.
tpavels 20th-Nov-2012 09:36 pm (UTC)
Louis Vuitton White Ugly Miku >.< I don't know who is it, but it's definitely not Hatsune Miku.
xtoki_dokix 20th-Nov-2012 10:55 pm (UTC)
Looks like babys first fashion design, not anything from a big name. Miku fans will not be here for that nor will I.

Nice first post though OP ;D
urubaby21 22nd-Nov-2012 10:07 pm (UTC)
I agree.
kurakura_chan 21st-Nov-2012 01:32 am (UTC)
wow that's gonna be very cool! XD
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