NEW YORK, N.Y. - French fashion house Louis Vuitton is again putting a bit of Japanese culture on the arms of its customers.

The brand, best known for leather goods, formally unveiled a new collection on Tuesday created in collaboration between Yayoi Kusama and Louis Vuitton creative director Marc Jacobs. The theme is bold, graphic polka dots — a signature of the artist — offered in a frenzied series of sizes and colours.

Jacobs and Kusama started with inspiration of "obsession and seriality," according to a company statement.

The dots cover shoes, handbags, shirts, skirts and sunglasses, among other items.

Here are your fashion must-haves for summer.

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  • A: Anorak Jacket

    <a href="http://shop.lululemon.com/products/clothes-accessories/pack-and-go/Apres-Practice-Anorak?cc=4247&sli=1" target="_hplink">Apres Practice Anorak</a>, Available at Lululemon, $158.

  • B: Booties

    <a href="http://women.brownsshoes.com/eng_ca/product/Boots-Ankle-high75mm/64604" target="_hplink">BROWNS ID & JC</a>, Available at Brown Shoes, $198.

  • C: Cuff

    <a href="http://www.endless.com/Lisa-Stewart-Modern-Gold-Plated-Cuff-Bracelet/dp/B004P5PQ14/180-3732804-0647449?ie=UTF8&ascsubtag=aid10475705-pid2687457-sid59cb68f2d6994ae49e515b8b043e066c&suppressRedirect=1&tag=endlesscj-20" target="_hplink">Lisa Stewart "Modern Myth" 14k Gold-Plated Pink Cuff-Bracelet</a>, Available at Endless.com, $119.

  • D: Droplet Earrings

    <a href="http://www.etsy.com/listing/70103950/tigerlily-kite-tail-lace-and-chain" target="_hplink">Tigerlily Kite Tail Lace And Chain Geometric Earrings by This Ilk</a>, Available on Etsy.com, $32.

  • E: Eco Collections

    <a href="http://www.notjustpretty.com/shop/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=1_9&products_id=1762" target="_hplink">Covet Open Shoulder Tee</a>, Available at Covet, $56.

  • F: Flip Flops That Don't Suck

    <a href="http://www.michaelkors.com/store/catalog/prod.jhtml?itemId=prod8010008&parentId=" target="_hplink">KORS Michael Kors Winnie Flip-Flops</a>, Available at Michael Kors, $44.

  • G: Game-On -- Everyday

    <a href="http://www.joefresh.com/en/product/tulip-dress" target="_hplink">Tulip Dress</a>, Available at Joe Fresh, $69.

  • H: High-Low Skirt

    <a href="http://www.forever21.com/Product/Product.aspx?br=F21&Category=BTMs&ProductID=2000036027&VariantID=&utm_source=affiliatetraction&utm_medium=cj&utm_campaign=affiliate" target="_hplink">High-Low Skirt With Belt</a>, Available at Forever 21, $20.

  • I: Iridescent

    <a href="http://www.urbanoutfitters.com/urban/catalog/productdetail.jsp?id=23690100&color=923&color=923&itemdescription=true&navAction=jump&search=true&isProduct=true&parentid=SEARCH+RESULTS" target="_hplink">Circling Initial & Stone Ring</a>, Available at Urban Outfitters, $10.

  • J: Jumpers

    <a href="http://store.americanapparel.ca/rsa0323.html" target="_hplink">Tri-Blend Pocket Jumpsuit</a>, Available at American Apparel, $54.

  • K: Kimono Jacket

    <a href="http://usa.frenchconnection.com/product/woman+New+In/75XB7/Flutter+Sky+Kimono+Jacket.htm" target="_hplink">Flutter Sky Kimono Jacket</a>, Available at French Connection, $168.

  • L: Low Backs

    <a href="http://www.lulus.com/products/evening-news-backless-neon-yellow-dress/49313.html" target="_hplink">Neon Yellow Dress</a>, Available at LuLu.com, $46.

  • M: Metallics

    <a href="http://www.anntaylor.com/ann/product/AT-Accessories/AT-View-All/Glitter-Zip-Clutch/280876?colorExplode=false&skuId=11164203&catid=cata000025&productPageType=search&defaultColor=7586" target="_hplink">Glitter Zip Clutch</a>, Available at Ann Taylor, $48.

  • N: Touch Of Neon

    <a href="http://www.thebay.com/eng/womens-dressescontemporary-weartowork-Jessie_Dress-thebay/237368" target="_hplink">Jessie Dress by Tahari,</a> Available at The Bay, $107.

  • O: Old School

    <a href="http://www.thetwistband.com/hair-ties/anchor-gigi-hair-tie-set.html" target="_hplink">Anchor Gigi Hair Tie</a>, Available at TwistBand, $10.

  • P: Perforated

    <a href="http://www.anthropologie.com/anthro/product/accessories-belts/24259517.jsp?cm_mmc=PJN-_-Affiliates-_-Placement=20648-_-ShopAnthropologie" target="_hplink">Corsetta Belt</a>, Available at Anthropologie, $48.

  • Q: Quartz

    <a href="http://www.etsy.com/listing/87500197/clear-crystal-quartz-necklace-14k-gold?ref=sr_gallery_5&ga_includes%5B0%5D=tags&ga_search_query=quartz+necklace&ga_search_type=all&ga_facet=quartz+necklace&ga_includes%5B%5D=tags&ga_view_type=gallery" target="_hplink">Clear Crystal Quartz Necklace 14K Gold Filled chain Jewelry Icicle Point Arrow Spike</a>, Available at Etsy.com, $20.

  • R: Retro Watches

    Timex 80, Available at ASOS.com, $93.

  • S: Snakes

    Stacey Brass Snake Cuff, Available at Chloe, $595.

  • T: Tie-Dye

    <a href="http://www.hm.com/ca/product/98706?article=98706-A" target="_hplink">Denim Shorts</a>, Available at H&M, $30.

  • U: Umbrellas

    <a href="http://www.fultonumbrellas.com/shop/info_L042_lily.html" target="_hplink">Lily Birdcage Umbrella</a>, Available at Fulton, $29.

  • V: Vintage

    <a href="http://www.aldoshoes.com/us/clearance/womens-shoes/heels/81421914-spaziano/57" target="_hplink">SPAZIANO High Heels</a>, Available at ALDO, $40.

  • W: Woven Bags

    <a href="http://www.net-a-porter.com/am/product/189254?cm_mmc=LinkshareUS-_-ProductFeed-_-Marc_by_Marc_Jacobs-_-Shoulder+Bags&siteID=J84DHJLQkR4-CXrwIWUh9jS_YfeX42xN9w" target="_hplink">Rosie Woven Bucket Bag</a>, Available at Marc Jacobs, $430.

  • X: Cross Borders

    It was recently <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2012/05/01/bloomingdales-canada-the-bay_n_1468292.html#s=924869" target="_hplink">reported retail giant Bloomingdale's could be making its way to Canada</a> -- along with Target, J.Crew and Marshalls.

  • Y: Yellow

    <a href="http://us.asos.com/countryid/2/ASOS-Palm-Print-Hipster-Bikini-Pant/tfov0/?sgid=3755&MID=35719&affid=2135&siteID=J84DHJLQkR4-ZAGXs9JuPZ3uU3lPoSE8wA" target="_hplink">50's Cross Front Sweetheart Bathing Suit</a>, Available at ASOS, $37.

  • Z: Zig-Zags

    <a href="http://www.forzieri.com/usa/product_view.asp?l=usa&c=usa&dept_id=18&sku=mi132912-004-00" target="_hplink">Medium Fabric and Leather Shoulder Bag</a>, Available at Missoni, $690.

Jacobs met Kusama in 2006. He is an avid art collector and was a fan of Kusama's sculptures and paintings. "The obsessive character and the innocence of her artwork touch me," Jacobs said.

In honour of the new products, Louis Vuitton created a splashy display for the brand's flagship Manhattan store on Fifth Avenue that pays homage to three Kusama motifs: "Beginning of the Universe," ''Eternal Blooming Flowers in My Mind" and "Self-Obliteration." The building facade is wrapped in a pattern of dots.

The timing of the product launch and building installation coincides with the Whitney Museum of American Art's new exhibition of Kusama's work.

A decade ago, Jacobs and Louis Vuitton had great success collaborating with Japanese designer Takashi Murakami on a series of pop-art products that became instant must-haves among the fashion crowd and spawned a seemingly infinite number of mass-market items covered in similar-style rainbow-colored monograms and logos.

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Online:

http://www.louisvuittonkusama.com/

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Samantha Critchell tweets fashion at http://twitter.com/ap_fashion