United by friendship while basking in the practice of streetwear, streetwear icons Nigo and Virgil Abloh once again investigate their diverse cultural roots through the Louis Vuitton brand in which Abloh helms (the menswear side that is). The result? A collection packed with subcultural references and ideas, presented under the apt name Louis Vuitton Squared.
Although the collection - a merge of 1950s and 1960s British tailoring silhouettes and Japanese sensibility - takes varied forms, we're focusing on the LV Squared trainers, which debuted as part of the S/S 22 menswear collection.
In a press release, the brand highlights the similarities of both designers, merging as one to create fashion for all, and most importantly, for people Abloh and Nigo can relate to. 'The sophomore season expands on this exchange in a celebration of Nigo's Japanese provenance, the inherent tapestry of his fashion upbringing, and the geo-specific gaze on the Western men's wardrobe instilled in him from boyhood', the house stated.
Mimicking the childhood staple love heart sweets through a diverse creation of patters, the trainers will serve as a momentum for anyone looking to stay at the top of the streetwear hype that has influenced Abloh's Louis Vuitton, and his own label OFF-WHITE, from the start.