Text: Morgan Harrison
For Louis Vuitton SS20, Abloh took the classic pastels and florals spring is known for and elevated them to Louis status. LV has been making major waves in menwear since Off-White's Virgil Abloh took the helm about a year ago. The Louis Vuitton Men's SS20 show was studded with pops of bright teal and fuchsia, flower bouquet accessories, and larger-than-life sculptural details.
Abloh used realistic flowers in his floral details, giving this overused print new life. He did the same for pastels by pairing them with almost neon counterparts. Pastel pinks and blues walked alongside fuchsia and electric teal, creating a brand new and dramatic color way.
But LV 2020 was not just new, it was exciting. The collection included some feminine details that tapped directly into the gender norm-breaking vein menswear is on the cusp of. Skirts, trench coats with ruffles, puffer jackets with scalloped hems, large sun hats, all generally seen in womenswear, but became star details in Abloh's spring vision.
The collection was also influenced by Abloh's streetwear past. The show was closed by a series of all white and LV-monogrammed brown looks that had 3D bags and kites attached to them. Yes, kites. These full-sized kites protruded from the shoulders of tops adorned with multiple matching bags, fanny packs, and duffels. As an added bonus, the show invitations even included little green Louis Vuitton kites.
Check out some looks from Louis Vuitton Men's SS20 in the slideshow below.