SPRING 2019 MENSWEAR
Virgil Abloh’s first show for Louis Vuitton took place at the gardens of the Palais Royal in Paris.
As the sun shone down on the gardens of the Palais Royal, the significance of his central visual metaphor, the rainbow, also sank in. All colors, all nationalities, all identities, and generations welcome here, it said.
His starting point, was the idea of white light hitting a prism, and dividing into its component colors. The personal symbolism, his identity as a designer of his own brand, Off-White was exercised, classily transmuted into the opening look.
A tailored suit with a double-breasted blazer and fluid two-pleat trousers. This being an accessory house, all eyes zoomed to bag and shoes, a matte white crocodile tote and trainers. It reassured, and confirmed. The tide is turning toward hip tailoring, there’s been no such thing for way too long. Plus, he’s analyzed the fine art of twisting a classic accessory just enough to make it coolly desirable.
Virgil Abloh met the challenge of designing for what is essentially a luxury accessories company by merging bags, wallets, and card holders into hybrid garments holsters, harnesses, protective zippered vests.
“Revert against stiff and formal. Look as comfortable as you feel.”
– Virgil Abloh.
Guests and famous friends from across the globe came to see the Louis Vuitton Men’s Spring-Summer 2019 collection in Paris.
See here the front row guests of Virgil Abloh’s first collection for Louis Vuitton.
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