Year It First Dropped: 2002

The first time Murakami and Louis Vuitton worked together, it was on a 2002 series of bags featuring his painted artwork over familar brown Louis Vuitton monogram canvas bags. It wasn't until 2008 that Murakami flexed his design muscle and Monogramouflage Collection that the game really changed. While female LV fans flipped for the multicolor monogram pattern, Murakami's military-inspired take on the monogram canvas went down in hypebeast history. Rappers that could afford it—like Kanye West—copped backpacks and luggage instantly. It brought a new masculine, streetwear-like relevance to the 158 year-old brand, and whether the artist meant to or not, ushered in the era of "luxury rap."