Brand: Louis Vuitton
Season: Pre-Spring 2020
Key Pieces: The new grain-effect translucent bags in slides 3 and 7 which are informed by a colored patchwork of archive Louis Vuitton Epi leathers.
Release Date: 2020
Buy: Louis Vuitton
Editor’s Notes: Virgil Abloh’s latest collection for Louis Vuitton encapsulates what the designer has been doing since day one: conflating the aesthetics of streetwear and new luxury.
Classic motifs of street culture such as chains have been applied to quilted sweatshirts and denim pants, while unexpected art references from renaissance painter Raphael adorn a range of gilets, trench coats, and bomber jackets.
As a storied luggage and leather goods brand, Louis Vuitton is acknowledging its roots yet remaining accessible for a younger demographic. A big part of this stems from what Abloh refers to as “accessomorphosis,” which sees bags transformed into street-ready garments, as seen throughout the collection.