Louis Vuitton Shares Preview of Pre-Spring 2021 Menswear Collection
Inspired by the idea of nuance.
Louis Vuitton has released a preview of its Pre-Spring 2021 menswear collection, a range that aims to embody the idea of nuance, which, according to a press release from the brand, is Artistic Director “Virgil Abloh’s term for communicating core humanitarian values through poise, style and grace.”
“Nuance, like sarcasm, can be difficult to understand,” a statement on the collection continues. “Through every garment and accessory he creates at Louis Vuitton, Virgil Abloh intends to transmit — via channels of nuance — the core values of diversity, unity and inclusion.”
The brand’s explanation, perhaps a subtle nod to debate over Abloh’s response to Black Lives Matter protests continuing throughout the United States, goes on to reference the designer’s re-appropriation of “elitist symbols into symbols of inclusivity” — suiting incorporates workwear references while bucket hats are adorned with metal LV monogram detailing.
The French house will also introduce a new sneaker with a semi-transparent sole, along with new Derby and Chelsea boots. Monogram bags will be updated in pastel toile and all-black colorways.
Preview Louis Vuitton’s Pre-Collection SS21 menswear collection above. The full lookbook will release later this month, with drops ensuing between November 13 and February 20.