Louis Vuitton reissues archival menswear designed by the late Virgil Abloh


Louis Vuitton is once again making the iconic creations of the late designer Virgil Abloh available.

The renowned French fashion label has teamed up with Dover Street Market Ginza to display and sell some of the most striking pieces created by Abloh during his four years as artistic director of menswear. While neither Louis Vuitton nor DSM Ginza has confirmed which looks will be on display, it is reported that eight full looks from Abloh’s catalog with the brand will be on display. You’ll also be able to view and purchase a selection of other custom archival designs, according to Hypebeast.

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Looking at Abloh’s most notable moments with the House gives you a colorful idea of ​​what may be on display at the exhibit. His first collection, for starters, included Wizard of Oz-inspired graphics throughout its casual assortment with nods to the design codes of its predecessor, Kim Jones. Then, just over a year into his role, he released a denim-focused capsule collection with Japanese designer NIGO that played up LV’s signature monogram print. The drop sold out almost instantly and prompted a second collaboration from the duo.

Louis Vuitton and Nike Air Force 1
Sneaker from the Louis Vuitton x Nike Air Force 1 collaboration, designed by Virgil Abloh.

Abloh’s other memorable moments with the label include his Fall 2020 “Heaven on Earth” collection and the reveal of his Nike Air Force 1 collaboration. sewing. The majority of the looks in the collection are offered in slimmer and more streamlined cuts. The final look, however, left the biggest impression on onlookers, as they donned Magritte-esque cloud prints. The collaborative LV x Nike Air Force 1 sneakers were unveiled in June 2021 in a range of vibrant colors and iconic designs. A year later, nine of these models arrived in Louis Vuitton stores and on the house’s digital platforms.

To see and get your hands on some of Abloh’s most iconic pieces for Louis Vuitton, visit Dover Street Market Ginza from October 29 to November 15.

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