The highly anticipated first collection of the newly appointed Louis Vuitton menswear creative director will be showcased on 21 June.
After teasing with a new LV sneaker, Virgil has just revealed a bespoke non-monogrammed black trunk, ceramic strapped chain bags and a bright outfit combo ahead of his inaugural Spring/Summer 2019 season.
The Louis Vuitton trunk has been a central symbol for the eponymous luxury brand since the 19th century and Virgil's take on it is the most unique. According to Hypebeast the monogram-less trunk is embellished entirely with all-black details and boasts a silhouette that mimics a portable guitar amp. Polishing the design are leather handles, matte metallic drawbolts, and a sturdy clasp to securely stow away any precious items.
Later, more images were shared, one being a bright blue coat and zesty orange combo, fueling our suspicions that Abloh is radically going to shake the tables.
Virgil also teased with an image on his personal Instagram account; an all-white shirt, jersey and jacket and accessories combination.
In an interview Abloh said this about the capsule collection:
“The very first thing I made here was a T-shirt,” he told the newspaper. “What’s the perfect weight? Why are fashion T-shirts usually so tiny? For me, there’s a subtlety in focusing on the right shape of T-shirt and pant.”
Abloh is the founder of high-end streetwear brand OFF- WHITE so there is no doubt that the sports luxe aesthetic will echoe through the Louis Vuitton collection.
“I’m trying to make something luxurious approachable,”
Off-white just debuted their SS19 collection on the runway just a day ahead of the inaugural LV show.
Want to watch? here are the details.
Thursday, June 21 at Paris Fashion Week, at 2:30 p.m. CET, 8:30 a.m. EST. You can live stream it from the Louis Vuitton website.