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Louis Vuitton Discontinuing Takashi Murakami Collection
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LOUIS VUITTON's multi-coloured Takashi Murakami monogram will no longer grace its bags and accessories, since the company has revealed it will discontinue the Multicolore line later this year. The collaboration between the artist and the French house - unveiled in 2003 - was the brainchild of former Vuitton creative director Marc Jacobs, but it seems that his successor, Nicolas Ghesquiere, will not take the colourful print forward.

A store associate at Louis Vuitton's Saks Fifth Avenue shop-in-shop told WWD that the collection is "leaving stores at the end of July, forever," while a representative for the brand said it preferred to "look forward".

Much copied by counterfeiters since its launch, the Murakami print was worn by celebrities the world over - with stars including Paris Hilton and Jessica Simpson embracing the bright version of the company's signature monogram. Murakami was by no means the only artist enlisted by Jacobs to enliven the permanent offering, with Stephen Sprouse, Richard Prince and Yayoi Kusama also lending their creative eye to the label's bags and accessories.

Ghesquiere, it seems, is focused on returning to the classic print for his bag offering, while playing with shape and proportion. His first collection featured the company's classic trunks in miniature form, and the latest offering boasted a new graphic take on the original monogram, enlarging elements of the print in monochrome and red.
*Vogue.co.uk

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Thank God. Awful trash.

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It was already tacky in 2003. The graffiti was better than that! I mean, if Paris Hilton and Jessica Simpson are the best celebs you could have mentionned in the article about a fashion line, it says everything about that line!

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It actually think this sucks. The multicolor line, while perhaps mildly tacky, is actually kind of cool. I was actually hoping NG would do it in a Petite Malle, but I guess not. Better buy the pieces they have left before they're gone...

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Its a good thing, hopefully 10 years plus down the line they will become collectors item since the hideous fakes shall all be done by then

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It actually think this sucks. The multicolor line, while perhaps mildly tacky, is actually kind of cool. I was actually hoping NG would do it in a Petite Malle, but I guess not. Better buy the pieces they have left before they're gone...
So I kinda hate this who collection because they're just so associated with tacky people but I could totally get on board with a murakami petite malle

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This wasn't Ghesquiere's decision for sure

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... This line was still in production? Well I won't miss it.

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Do people still buy items from that line? It gives me flashbacks to the trashy early 2000s.

It would be cool to see the petite malle in the cherry blossom print though.

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I didn't know it was still in production, either. Even the fakers aren't wearing theirs no mo.

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Do people still buy items from that line? It gives me flashbacks to the trashy early 2000s.
If the early-2000s were trashy to you, then these last several years of high fashion must be the equivalent of Dante's the Ninth Circle of Hell. The amount of trashiness that gets passed for high fashion, Haute Couture and "models" these days are redefining the definition of trash. We are at the lowest of the low right now.

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It would make the world a better place but I highley doubt that they will stop to fake it.

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It's tacky right now but that was the "It" bag. I love the nostalgia of it but it doesn't really fit in right now with where fashion is.

Pretty sure there's going to be a time within the next few years, maybe later but people will be wanting one.

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I'm honestly a little bit sad about this. Tacky or not I'll always have an affection for the multicolore logo canvas because it remains to this day one of the most brilliant re-imaginings of an icon that I've ever seen, and frankly, it was due for a rework. It's a shame to see it retired instead of revamped.

But hey, for any of those "trashy 2000s" types who were lucky enough to snag a real one, they can take comfort in the fact that the resale value will eventually be pretty impressive.

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