The Men’s Artistic Director has been investigating the wardrobe pieces that set the foundation for our collective everyday sense of dress. For the Louis Vuitton 2054 Collection, he has created multifunctional garments informed by performance wear, but versatile in essence. Created in entirely water-repellent technical fabrics including treated calfskin alongside knitwear, the seasonal collection launches for Spring-Summer 2020.
In this first release, a padded over-shirt with multiple zips for adaptation compresses into its own back pocket and morphs into a pillow native to trekking. A windbreaker features a front pocket into which the jacket wraps up and converts into a pouch. A military parka constructed from quilted padded lining and an outer shell splits into two separate jackets. Parachute trousers in Monogram relief feature removable cargo pockets, nodding at the multi-pocket signature of accessomorphosis – the integration of bags into garments – a recurring detail in Virgil Abloh’s collections for Louis Vuitton.
Louis Vuitton 2054 is identifiable by several new codes of branding. Three-dimensional Louis Vuitton logos evoking car insignia appear on select breast pockets or the pocket flap of trousers. The classic Monogram is reimagined in debossed trompe l’oeil relief on a camouflage rainbow motif, which nods at tie-dye.