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BACK-TO-WORK BASICS GET ITS STREET CRED: Louis Vuitton’s Menswear Pre-Spring 2021 Collection
Text by Manifesto | Photos courtesy of Louis Vuitton
31.12.2020
Louis Vuitton's pre-spring 2021 menswear collection continues Virgil Abloh's mission to imbue core values of diversity, unity and inclusion in his garments
Louis Vuitton's pre-spring 2021 menswear collection continues Virgil Abloh's mission to imbue core values of diversity, unity and inclusion in his garments
Louis Vuitton's pre-spring 2021 menswear collection continues Virgil Abloh's mission to imbue core values of diversity, unity and inclusion in his garments
Louis Vuitton's pre-spring 2021 menswear collection continues Virgil Abloh's mission to imbue core values of diversity, unity and inclusion in his garments
Louis Vuitton's pre-spring 2021 menswear collection continues Virgil Abloh's mission to imbue core values of diversity, unity and inclusion in his garments
Louis Vuitton's pre-spring 2021 menswear collection continues Virgil Abloh's mission to imbue core values of diversity, unity and inclusion in his garments
Louis Vuitton's pre-spring 2021 menswear collection continues Virgil Abloh's mission to imbue core values of diversity, unity and inclusion in his garments
Louis Vuitton's pre-spring 2021 menswear collection continues Virgil Abloh's mission to imbue core values of diversity, unity and inclusion in his garments
Louis Vuitton's pre-spring 2021 menswear collection continues Virgil Abloh's mission to imbue core values of diversity, unity and inclusion in his garments
Louis Vuitton's pre-spring 2021 menswear collection continues Virgil Abloh's mission to imbue core values of diversity, unity and inclusion in his garments
Louis Vuitton's pre-spring 2021 menswear collection continues Virgil Abloh's mission to imbue core values of diversity, unity and inclusion in his garments
Louis Vuitton's pre-spring 2021 menswear collection continues Virgil Abloh's mission to imbue core values of diversity, unity and inclusion in his garments
Louis Vuitton's pre-spring 2021 menswear collection continues Virgil Abloh's mission to imbue core values of diversity, unity and inclusion in his garments
Louis Vuitton's pre-spring 2021 menswear collection continues Virgil Abloh's mission to imbue core values of diversity, unity and inclusion in his garments
Louis Vuitton's pre-spring 2021 menswear collection continues Virgil Abloh's mission to imbue core values of diversity, unity and inclusion in his garments
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Acquiring a new wardrobe today requires no further explanation other than a "just because”. After all, having spent large parts of 2020 being stuck on Netflix binges and Zoom calls at home means you can afford to splash a little more on outerwear upgrades just so you can turn up on day one looking like you’ve just cashed in on the “New Year, New You” mantra. Virgil Abloh too has been spending 2020 taking it all in which means he probably understands where your headspace is at when you’re gearing up for a fresh start at the office. He has aligned Louis Vuitton’s pre-spring 2021 ideals to reflect the tempestuous year we’ve just underwent, underscoring three core values that he hopes to rep in this collection which are diversity, unity, and inclusion. Through blending the refinement of the fashion house with the strong undercurrents of streetwear, he is able to derive garments – tailoring in particular – with the kind of normalcy that even the average man can easily appreciate and familiarise themselves with. Blacks, whites, greys, and blues continue to dominate the colour palette which is soft evidence that men have no plans to ditch the obvious just yet. Even the suits are neither cut too tight or left to be overtly roomy. Trouser lengths forbid bare ankles and even some show the kind of flare that Abloh personally favours in his day-to-day. Expect the real style fire power of the collection to come in both the thumbnail sized monograms on suits or the enlarged versions that have been discreetly camouflaged into the fabric as exemplified by a Wall Street fave vest and home-friendly cable knit sweater. One of Abloh’s strongest calling cards in his days at Louis Vuitton is making tie-dye and camouflage remixes look expensive. In this scenario, tapestry patterns are overlaid on the house’s monogram to create another new take on season-less camo, which can be seen on jackets, trousers, and a range of hype-friendly bags. And if thought Abloh has abandoned his childlike sense of wonder in this collection, he has included a few off-duty wares featuring a multi-coloured crayon monogram print created by stencilling over a debossed LV logo on his chrome desktop. It's these clever nuances that make each garment and accessory worthy of a space in your 2021 line-up, ones that Abloh will be hoping to bring some spark to your daily hustle.

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