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VIRGIL ABLOH’S BACK FROM THE FUTURE, AGAIN: Louis Vuitton’s 2054 Collection
Text by Kee | Photos courtesy of Louis Vuitton
31.12.2020
'Louis Vuitton 2054' is Virgil Abloh's take on futurism and progress, creating garments and accessories that are focused on performance and tech
'Louis Vuitton 2054' is Virgil Abloh's take on futurism and progress, creating garments and accessories that are focused on performance and tech
'Louis Vuitton 2054' is Virgil Abloh's take on futurism and progress, creating garments and accessories that are focused on performance and tech
'Louis Vuitton 2054' is Virgil Abloh's take on futurism and progress, creating garments and accessories that are focused on performance and tech
'Louis Vuitton 2054' is Virgil Abloh's take on futurism and progress, creating garments and accessories that are focused on performance and tech
'Louis Vuitton 2054' is Virgil Abloh's take on futurism and progress, creating garments and accessories that are focused on performance and tech
'Louis Vuitton 2054' is Virgil Abloh's take on futurism and progress, creating garments and accessories that are focused on performance and tech
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Before you start freaking out at the thought that you’ve lost track of the year and suddenly you’re in 2054 – also because that’s how far our memories want to be away from 2020 – just know that you haven’t lost your mind entirely. This menswear collection, named Louis Vuitton 2054, is just Virgil Abloh’s way of renaming his pre-spring collection and serves as a palette cleanser of sorts to his next major collection reveal. First launched in December of 2019 as a tribute to his crystal ball world view that includes  Louis Vuitton’s future – the year also refers to the fashion house’s 200th anniversary – the sophomore LV2054 collection largely continues from where he left off which is centred on the concept of performance and tech. Putting his spin using methodology often employed in luxe professional skiwear, Abloh injects his masterful understanding of skatewear too into these garments to create something functional yet fundamentally cool at its core. He has sourced from the original collection, tapping on night vision and heat mapping effects as his futuristic take on tie-dye. Parkas and hoodies have also been debossed with the famous monogram to add textures on fabric which will likely draw hands to your garment. This obsession with texture study is also seen on items like the leather parka that has been 3D printed with a futuristic motherboard like texture. Like in the original collection, certain garments are also blessed with the powers of transformability, which the fashion house terms as compressomorphosis (hard to imagine saying it without some form of wand-waving action). Like a magic trick but with fabric, a shirt is able to self-compress into a crossbody bag. And even multiple zipper placements on a jacket for instance exist so that the owner can turn the garment into several wearable options to fit his needs. Abloh isn’t banking on the premise that you’d be bringing these up to the ski slopes or on a hunting trip in the snow. Instead, these cold weather wares are to be taken seriously for those days and nights when the brutal drops in temperature hit your area code and you still want to drip Drake-levels of cool. Now, you can.

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