Hold onto your Louis, girls because the famous Murakami Multicolore monograms are leaving for good. Introduced in 2003 as a collaboration between Marc Jacobs, then Vuitton's creative director, and Takahashi Murakami, the colourful Almas & Co. were all the hype hanging on the crooks of the arms of very much every A-Z celebrity and copied so elaborately that spotting a fake would often require a manual.
Twelve years later Nicholas Ghesquiere is changing the game by taking the bag out of production and stores comes August to move the brand forward and focus on the future mixed with the original Vuitton classics.
And lets be honest, as sweet as the print looked a decade ago, it does feel pretty dated among the array of accessories inspired by minimalism, heritage and absence of logo's. On the other hand, the owners of those LV arm candies might just got themselves a "new vintage" piece of heirloom to become somewhat of a collectors item.
Photo source: Eva Herzigova photographed by Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott for Louis Vuitton Spring/Summer 2003 campaign