For the second edition of the Louis Vuitton 2054 collection Men’s Artistic Director, Virgil Abloh expands his experimentation with functional fashion on a bigger scale.
Part of the Pre-Spring 2021 collection this line devoted to performance and tech fuses together urban and activewear through contemporary, adaptable essentials.
This season, LV2054 clarifies its message and extends its reach with a multi-climatic collection derived from methods used in professional skiwear. These technologically advanced garments acclimatise to changing weather conditions to be both functional and stylish.
The multi-faceted textures of Nylon give a futuristic approach to the collection while a green and black print evokes the luminosity of night vision, while a multi-colour pattern imitates the infrared effects of heat vision.
A ski suit composed of a padded jacket and trousers fuses the properties of water repellence and breathability in a functional proposal for the everyday city wardrobe while a leather parka is adorned with a 3-D printed pattern that doubles as texture. The multi-zips of a jacket enable the wearer to transform it into multiple different garments.
Using the unique in-house technique of compressomorphosis, a shirt self-compresses into a cross-body bag. It is a transformability echoed in ergonomic waterproof bags of body-adaptable volumes with extendable and removable pockets. The collection debuts a technical black runner with bright colour detailing and reflective effects.
The name of the line; Louis Vuitton 2054 plays on themes of futurism and progress, uniting the present century with 1854, the year the House was founded, in a salute to its two-hundredth year.
Photographer – Jean-Vincent Simonet
Models – Jeremiah Berko @ New Madison / Fabian Mellberg @Bananas Models