This is Louis Vuitton, squared – a collaboration project by Virgil Abloh and mentor, Japanese designer Nigo. The starting point was to “not do the unexpected”, so the result from two pioneers of streetwear is a sharply, finely tailored collection of suits, structured jackets and tapered trousers. We’re seeing Abbey Road in the skinniness of the ties and the tapered trousers and a seriously satisfying collection of LV-monogrammed backpacks, cross-body bags, holdalls, handbags. Load ’em up. And from what we can see in the lookbook below, not a sneaker in sight! Who needs them, when leather lace ups are gleaming, tasselled loafers are monogrammed, old school desert boots are finely laced and climbing boots meet dress shoes, super sleek. It’s the first time Abloh has used the LV Damier pattern, and it pieces the collection together in full force, on suits and reworked on bags flashing that Louis Vuitton² logo. Still got that swagger in the curly logo – but also the full denim look, bucket hat and all. It’s a clever collaboration, a great moment of evolution in Abloh’s reign at Louis Vuitton. Better suit up.
by Roxy Lola