The world of fashion is excited about a new collaboration. Last December, Virgil Abloh revealed a joint project between Louis Vuitton and Japanese designer Nigo, a celebrity name in streetwear worldwide. Codenamed LV², the collaboration is due to drop in June, with a Fall 2020 pre-collection, and the first looks have now begun to appear on the web.
The collection is all about tailoring. Among other sources, it draws inspiration from the British Mod aesthetic, which has influenced on more than one occasion another fashion heavyweight, Hedi Slimane. It features tailored suits with three-button jackets in monochrome fabrics or large checks, and streetwear-style outfits combining checks with the LV monogram logo, in blue or brown denim.
Accessories-wise, the collection includes slim ties and Louis Vuitton handbags in a variety of sizes, as well as tasseled moccasins and hiking boots. In other words, the two designers have had no qualms in blending genres.