Gucci in Collaboration with Hirohiko Araki, Japanese artist to illustrate 2013 manga inspired window display.
Frida Giannini Gucci brand creative director has collaborated with Hirohiko Araki, creating 2013 manga illustration windows display for the brands Cruise collection.
Titled "Jolyn, Fly High with Gucci," which entails a manga story of a student who inherits her mothers Gucci collection, which includes a journey moving through time, images, color and space. The luxury brands illustration by Araki will be available globally across more 70 Gucci boutiques, according to Complex Magazine.
"I'm quite sure his window installations will stop people in their tracks in cities around the world as they immerse themselves in the fabulous fantasy world he has created," said Frida Giannini, Gucci Creative Director.
Gucci had collaborated with Araki before in October 2009 in Gucci's Japanese Shinjuku store, "Gucci x Araki x Spur titled 'Rohan Kshibe Goes to Gucci' " featured life size figures of Araki's manga character Rohan Kshibe with winter origami fashion designs and illustrations by the artist.
"Frida's beautiful Cruise collection with its strong colors and graphic designs set my mind racing," said Hirohiko Araki, adding "the characters and storyline came into being so naturally. It was very stimulating to work together on this project."
Hirohiko Araki is a Japanese manga artist, best known for his long-running series JoJo's Bizarre Adventure, which sold over 70 million copies in Japan. He is one of five artist selected by the Louvre to create original works at the famous museum. The 52 year-old illustrations titled 'Rohan au Louvre,' was exhibited titled Louvre invite la bande dessinée.
Many of Araki's manga cartoons have been translated and released in Europe.