Introducing Louis Vuitton Squared

15 December 2019
Style, Fashion, Louis Vuitton, Virgil Abloh, Japanese designer Nigo, Hypebeasts
Virgil Abloh has revealed a capsule collection with Japanese designer Nigo

Since his inception as the house's creative director, Virgil Abloh has made Louis Vuitton his own. After three successful seasons at its helm, he is introducing Louis Vuitton Squared, a capsule collection codesigned with Japanese designer Nigo. Encompassing ready-to-wear, leather goods, shoes and accessories, the collection will be a one-off and hits stores in September 2020. Abloh's latest move sees him continue on his mission to bring a streetwear edge to the storied house, as Nigo is the man behind the super-hyped, Pharrell-favoured brand Human Made. While not much has been revealed about the collab, we're sure it will be a hit with fashion editors and hypebeasts alike.

And until we get a first glimpse at the capsule in January, we have been given a look at the Pre-Fall collection for 2020, which offers a more grown-up Louis Vuitton than we've seen thus far from Abloh (his Spring/Summer 2020 collection was centred around the notion of boyhood). Focusing heavily on tailoring, Abloh has designed a collection for the young adult who has just left college and is embracing the working world: tailoring is cut to a slim fit, an evening jacket has been reimagined in the shape of a camouflage bomber with matching trousers and there's even a reversible coat. The Louis Vuitton letter motif is back and is found in the intarsia of a mink jacket, while the Vuitton heritage flower signature is reimagined in the quilting of a silver-grey puffer jacket. Grown up, but still a little fun (the monogram penny loafers are already on our wish list), you can see opur edit of the full collection below.

Via British GQ