Virgil Abloh's debut for Louis Vuitton Men's was one of the most highly-anticipated shows on the S/S '19 schedule! The show proved to be nothing short of a MOMENT, one that left attendees and Abloh himself overwhelmed with joy!
The show took place in Paris at the luxurious Domaine du Palais and featured a prismatic, rainbow-colored runway--a visual that was even more significant while we're in the midst of Pride month. Guests, a roster that included celebrities, musicians and the best and brightest in fashion and streetwear, were gifted t-shirts whose colors coordinated with the sections of color on the runway as an opportunity to participate in the overall spectacle.
The streetwear influence that has been prevalent in fashion and the luxury segment was undeniably evident. The show featured a refreshingly diverse range of models, with Kid Cudi, Steve Lacy, Playboi Carti, Blondey McCoy and more among them, draped in silhouettes and styles that boasted a cool yet polished vibe. The collection's content featured lightweight, graphic-printed jackets, pieces with LV-emblazoned details, long trench coats, hoodies, loose shirts, baggy pants, separates and so much more. Louis Vuitton is a brand known for its innovations in accessories in relation to travel and transportation, so its accessories were where the beauty of the collection really shined. Chest rigs, padded, zip-up vests, belt bags, side bags, mini trunks, duffels and more were pieces that drove the collection home. Iridescent-finished, LV-accented holdall bags were a personal favorite.
Video Credit: Youtube/ Louis Vuitton
Virgil Abloh's debut collection as the artistic director for Louis Vuitton Men's was nothing short of amazing. From the clothing and accessories to the runway to the show's musical production (live music from four-piece band BADBADNOTGOOD and music from Kanye's ye), the air at the show was filled with joy, speechless excitement and anticipation for what's to come, I'm sure. The finale yielded a standing ovation and erupted in cheers as Virgil took his victory walk at the presentation's close. The emotional embrace with Kanye further cemented teh moment and was representative of all of the hard work and dedication that brought Virgil to this point. History was made, and this is something to celebrate!
Virgil Abloh will join the ranks of Oswald Boateng and Olivier Rousteing, black men who have been at the creative helm of major design houses. Definitely one for the books!
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