Take a look into Virgil Abloh’s newest vision for the upcoming season
For Louis Vuitton Men’s Pre-Fall 2020 collection, Virgil Abloh has arrived at the chapter of tradition. A term inseparably tied to tailoring, it sets the premise for a collection rooted in the classic codes of menswear. Following the arc of boyhood—a motif seen in previous collections—the narrative reaches a stage of early adulthood when conventional corporate dress codes begin to challenge the evolving experimental wardrobe.
And Abloh’s characteristic obsession with visual impact carries through in the brand’s two latest themes: LV Electric and Camo Monogram. Though the two capsule collections are separate from one another, they form a foundation of the artistic director’s newest vision to combine heritage and modernity through references to art and the house’s traditions.
Let’s start with The Electric. The graphic pieces in the collection recall modern art, with the contrast stitched suits that suggest Cubist influences. The Louis Vuitton name is broken down and its geometric letters embroidered onto everyday garments: a crew neck, a poplin shirt and technical shorts.
The Camouflage appears on highly sophisticated pieces. The iconic print breathes new life into the house’s monogram, featured as a sequined jacket or as an ultra classic wool silk blend overcoat. It tweaks the season’s LV Leaf pattern and brings new meaning to the harness, one of the star items from the artistic director.
Abloh’s take on luxury is both avant-garde and timeless, designed for men in all their diversity, from youngsters to the gentlemen who made Louis Vuitton what it is today.
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