This standalone collaboration between Virgil Abloh and Nigo for Louis Vuitton is a tailoring-focused collection
Borne out of longstanding camaraderie, Abloh invited Japanese streetwear designer Nigo to partner up for a one-off line that called LV2 – Louis Vuitton squared for the brand’s Pre-Fall 2020 collection. This standalone collaboration between Abloh and Nigo fuses their individual approaches under the Louis Vuitton banner.
The capsule collection consists of ready-to-wear, leather goods, shoes and accessories that feature dedicated graphics and interpretations of Louis Vuitton’s signatures. While celebrating the travel-centric theme of the house, LV2 observes the London Mod-era dandy through a Tokyo lens. This cross-pollination sets the tone for a tailoring-focused collection, evoking chapters in the formative years of Nigo—who found much of his early inspiration in the subcultures of London throughout the city’s long history—while honing the traditional sartorial values proposed in the Louis Vuitton Pre-Fall 2020 collection for men by Virgil Abloh. A nod to Human Made, the Japanese brand founded by Nigo, a flight jacket features an “LV Made” graphic alongside a Mount Fuji graphic.
The Damier check received experimental treatments in this collection. For example, the check is echoed in a double-faced duffle coat with micro-check lining, rendered in denim and even interpreted in an ankle boot in suede Damier. The LV2 patchwork is repeated in bags based on classic Louis Vuitton shapes: The tote, the keepall, and the money bag, which are also adorned with animal charms familiar to the world of Nigo.
The release of the LV2 Collection will happen in two parts: First on June 26 and the second release on August 28. Enquire in-stores / Discover the collection at www.louisvuitton.com
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