Last Thursday, the long-awaited Louis Vuitton menswear Fall/Winter 2017 show took place in Paris. The collection, named ‘Friends and Heroes’, was live streamed on ENFNTS TERRIBLES straight from Paris [watch the recap below]. In that way, we were able to give you a first look at what appears to be a stunning collection. Kim Jones definitely outdid himself and gave us a bunch of fall/winter items to save up for. That Khaki shearling-lined soft crocodile aviator, for example.
We saw fifty shades of brown, half-tucked shirts and pajama inspired shirts. That’s right, the PJ trend is finally making its way into the menswear runways. And we’re loving it! Velvet is another womenswear trend we saw at quite some menswear runways so far, just like the Louis Vuitton one. The long rumored Louis Vuitton x Supreme collaboration made a debut, too.
Jones’ inspiration was quite clear. The dynamic New York culture of the recent past – the seventies, eighties, early nineties – is the point of excursion for the Fall/Winter 2017 collection. “It’s uptown and downtown,” says Kim Jones, Louis Vuitton Men’s Artistic Director. “Artists and musicians, friends and heroes.”
The collection is an ode to the multitude of styles that co-exist and co-mingle in New York City. At its heart is the notion of collaboration – the fusing of two separate parts, a creative journey towards a new whole. Which is clearly pointing at the collaboration with Supreme.
Louis Vuitton x Supreme
Photos of the infamous collaboration were already leaked a few weeks ago, but nothing was confirmed until the day of the FW17 menswear show. ‘Louis Vuitton x Supreme’ is a real thing! For Fall/Winter 2017, the two brands collaborated for the first time. They created a capsule collection of clothing, accessories and jewelry, showcased alongside Vuitton’s own. At first, we weren’t sure whether we should like this or not. Do we really want a Supreme logo on our Louis Vuitton scarf? Surprisingly, the answer is yes, yes we do.
Where we were doubting at first, the two brands did convince us with their capsule collection. The result is very high-end streetwear and is promising in every way. Also, this is a smart thing to do for Louis Vuitton. Major high-end brands have been struggling to keep up with the somewhat smaller streetwear brands. Instead of fearing them, LV decided to collaborate with them. Which is smart, very smart.
Photo credits: Vogue Runway.