Louis Vuitton has repeatedly joined forces with several designers in the past but not once have we heard of the brand’s collaboration with famed artist Virgil Abloh. In a first of sorts, the celebrated designer has created a fleet of luxe sneakers and accessories for the French marquee’s Spring 2019 collection and a peak on his designs is now out for all to see!
Mathias Patillon, Louis Vuitton ‘s head of design men’s footwear, first unveiled the look of Abloh’s LV sneakers through a viral post on Instagram. The teaser shows the pair with a classic grey sole and neat paneling in white and red. The shoes are further enhanced with an all-caps “VUITTON” branding in black, and a gold signature with silver, black and white panels on its uppers. Previously described by Abloh as ‘a classic sneaker, the designer claims to have added shimmers to its silhouette to make it ‘look more rich’.
Other exciting items in the ensemble include bags, jewelry and sunglasses, each carrying a vintage charm of sorts. In addition to Patillon reveal, curiosity around Abloh’s sneakers was also built after A$AP Rocky donned them in Paris last week. The designer’s exclusive work for Louis Vuitton will be displayed at the upcoming Paris Fashion Week.