Following up their debut Pre-Fall 2020 collection, NIGO and Virgil Abloh’s LV2 collection for Louis Vuitton returns for a second season, the Pre-Spring 2022. For this second collaboration, the duo continues their creative conversation for Louis Vuitton and exchange their passions for diverse cultural roots and streetwear
This Pre-Spring 2022 line is inspired by NIGO’s own brand, Human Made, and LV’s legendary roots. Titled LV2 (Louis Vuitton Squared), the sophomore season expands upon its previous; but with a focus on NIGO’s fashion upbringing in Japan and how it shifted into a Western man’s wardrobe.
The apparel presented takes inspiration from Western tailoring à la 1950s and ‘60s while combining it with the intricate designs of Japanese culture. Blazers, denim suits, shirts, jackets and luggage all feature key elements from the archives of both Human Made and Louis Vuitton labels. Color blocking, kimono styles and quilt-like constructions comprise various pieces, giving a modern, standout effect on an otherwise vintage collection. Branding comes in the form of NIGO’s tiger head and red heart motifs while the classic Louis Vuitton monograms and script front appear elsewhere.
Besides clothing, the LV2 Pre-Spring 2022 collection extends to accessories, such as Japanese-inspired bags, jewelry in the images of the duck, tiger and heart, and footwear. The full collection will be available in two drops this year, with the first drop being on October 28, then second on November 18.
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