I can’t remember which came first, my affection for the polka dot or my adoration of Japanese conceptualist artist Yayoi Kusama. Ok, that can’t be true as I’ve loved wearing polka dots for as long as I can remember, but it all changed when I was introduced to Yayoi Kusama. Kusama is one of those visual artists that changed fashion for me, instilling something I already loved with meaning and fantasy that did not exist before. Kusama’s polka dot was an almost feminist polka dot, not the girly polka dot we’ve which become accustomed. When I channel Kusama’s polka dot in my style, I feel fierce rather than precious.
Digitally printed tights by Uptightso
This vintage Elsa Schiaparelli cardigan Thrush
Kusama today, still edgy and still an icon!
Enjoy! – Chrissy