Earlier this morning in Paris, Virgil Abloh revealed his second collection with Louis Vuitton as the brand’s men’s artistic director. Lit by a warming backdrop that mimic a street scene with live graffiti from Futura, glow-in-the-dark monogram bags and oversized yet tailored suiting modeled by Sheck Wes pushed Abloh’s design genius and cultural popularity to immeasurable heights.
Virgil, as he and other designers humbly do after their latest musings are revealed, took a lap on the runway following his show.
On his feet was a never-before-seen Off-White x Bathing Ape Bapesta. Covered in luxe black croc skin with a matching black midsole, customary Off-White factory branding appears at the quarter panel while the BAPE star soars at the lateral siding.
It’s unclear if this is a one-of-one for Virgil or an upcoming collaboration. Of course, our hope is the latter, but for now, there’s no official word. Stay tuned.
Source: L’Art de L’automobile KAR