Since his first appointment at Louis Vuitton, creative designer Virgil Abloh has joined forces with Nigo, Japanese fashion designer and creator of clothing line A Bathing Ape to release the LV² collection, which is available today (26 June).
Staying true to Louis Vuitton’s iconic codes, the two designers have merged their creativity and individual approaches to style, and revisited the entire product range from leather goods to ready-to-wear, footwear and accessories.
While the shape of the iconic bags - Keepall, backpacks, cross-body and weekend styles - remains unchanged, both of the designers have reinvented them by incorporating the key emblems of their collaborations.
The Monogram pattern superimposed over Louis Vuitton’s iconic Damier check is reminiscent of the early days of the House’s heritage as interpreted by the designers.
This debut release from LV² is composed of denim pieces for a cool, raw total look. The Monogram pattern and Damier check are crafted – cut out, embroidered or printed – on shirts, jackets, trousers and bobs.
Damier check makes a bold statement on a woollen jacket, available in a choice
of two colour schemes to team with the denim.
As for the LV² logo, it can be found on garments for everyday wear such as a grey sweatshirt and a zipped jacket. It is also subtly embroidered on the back of a white shirt, designed to wear with ultra-fitted marled grey trousers in tone-on-tone monogram.
In the footwear offerings, classic Derby shoes are joined by black or Monogram leather loafers. The iconic Monogram design is also adopted on ankle boots in beige and ebony-coloured suede and leather.
The LV² logo stands out like a jewel on the buckle of the denim mules, echoing the belt in Damier check leather. It also features on black acetate glasses, a key holder and a gold chain.
Besides clothing, another standout for us is the LV Made duck, a re-interpretation of Nigo’s world and his “Human Made” signature, transformed in Louis Vuitton style.
It is available as a collector's item, on a coin purse, and attached to the handles of the collection’s bags.
It also makes a playful appearance on the dial of the Tambour Horizon via an LV² animation in a nod to the timeless references in the collection.
We just found out that some of the popular items have currently sold out online, but there is still a possibility for orders via Louis Vuitton’s Client Service hotline (+65 6788 3888), and also in their downtown boutiques at Ion, Ngee Ann City and Marina Bay Sands.
LV² Louis Vuitton Squared Collection with Nigo launches in stores and online on www.louisvuitton.com.