Louis Vuitton debuts Pre-Spring 2021 Men’s collection

“WHAT makes our intentions resonate with our broad audience?” asks the press notes of Louis Vuitton’s Pre-Spring 2021 collection. To determine just that, Men’s Artistic Director Virgil Abloh has channelled values of diversity, unity and inclusion into a beautifully-crafted line-up of wardrobe staples for his latest pre-collection.

Looks from Louis Vuitton’s Pre-Spring 2021 Men’s collection

Centring around the weather-oriented requirements of everyday life, the collection takes on a moody colour palette of cream, raven-black, beige and azure inspired by the dark shades of high winter.

A timeless take on Louis Vuitton’s flower monogram features throughout, embroidered onto a cherry-red shearling jacket and quilted onto rain-ready gilets while, a new camouflage leaf monogram appears splashed across jacquard trousers, windbreakers and an assortment of denim.

Looks from Louis Vuitton’s Pre-Spring 2021 Men’s collection

Abloh’s signature suiting embraces elements of workwear and pyjamas this season, boasting cut-out details achieved through an innovative gouging technique. Chunky intarsia knits and pastel-coloured T-shirts come accessorised with rain hats and berets while, a new semi-transparent trainer – built with a shock absorber sole – takes centre stage alongside sturdier, winter-centric takes on the derby and Chelsea boot.

Looks from Louis Vuitton’s Pre-Spring 2021 Men’s collection

Derived from AW20’s pastel print, a multi-coloured toile monogram punctuates textile Keepal bags, with a monochrome version featuring on flap trunk messengers, Christopher backpacks and various iterations of the brand’s Discovery bag.

Looks from Louis Vuitton’s Pre-Spring 2021 Men’s collection

As is to be expected, Abloh’s press notes best encapsulate the essence of his Pre-Spring 2021 collection – this is “fashion designed to last, consciously as well as materially.”

by Joshua Hendren

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