Louis Vuitton showed its Fall/Winter 2020 collection today at Paris Fashion Week Men’s.
Housed in a cloud-filled stage design and set to a soundtrack by electronic music duo Cybotron, the FW20 era of Louis Vuitton was established with a mix of classic tailoring, experimental patterning, and pieces that pushed the idea of “suited and booted” to a whole new level.
As men’s artistic director Virgil Abloh wrote in his show notes: “Tailoring and the tapered silhouette — the firm symbols of convention, trade, and success — depart their corporate comfort zone. Twisted and turned, the dress codes of an old-world are neutralized, re-appropriated, and embraced for a progressive joie de vivre. Don’t let your day job define you.”
The early looks were locked in on the classic menswear colors of navy, brown, black, and gray. There were ties, LV-branded buttons, and leather handbags. Also notable was the fact there were less of the plastic chains seen in previous collections. The suiting became increasingly more carefree with cloud patterns, ruffles, and an avant-garde unworn suit and tie that had been incorporated into another suit.
The footwear featured straps running underneath the sole of boots and patent lace-ups. There was not a sneaker to be seen apart from the monogrammed Air Jordan 3.
Check out all the looks above, and stay tuned for our full review coming shortly.