Dear Luxury 👟 Sneaker-heads New York Luxury edition. Louis Vuitton & Nike <<Air Force 1>> by Virgil Abloh exhibition taking place in Brooklyn, New York. Between 21st – 31st May 2022. Time to get a fresh pair of “AIR FORCE 1″ preferably in white for the occasion.
“AIR FORCE 1” BY VIRGIL ABLOH EXHIBITION
Louis Vuitton Men’s Collection by Virgil Abloh Spring-Summer 2022. Louis Vuitton and Nike” Air Force 1″ by Virgil Abloh: Launch and exhibition. Paris, May 2022.
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Louis Vuitton announces a series of events surrounding the release of the Louis Vuitton and Nike” Air Force 1″ designed by Virgil Abloh. In June 2022, 9 editions of the sneaker – first presented as part of the Spring-Summer 2022 Men’s Collection – will be launched globally through an inclusive digital activation, with members of Maison’s community offered early access order the shoes. From 20-31 May, the 47 editions of the
LOUIS VUITTON & NIKE “AIR FORCE 1”
Air Force 1″ imagined by Virgil Abloh will be exhibited to the public in the showcase Louis Vuitton and Nike “Air Force 1” by Virgil Abloh in New York City. The event will coincide with several corresponding art installations around the city.
Louis Vuitton and Nike” Air Force 1″: Launch
Manufactured in Maison’s Manufacture in Fiesso d’Artico, Venice, Italy, each design fuses the sneaker’s original codes with the Maison’s finest leather, materials and symbol of Louis Vuitton, and the distinctive visual grammar of Virgil Abloh. In February 2022, 200 pairs of sneaker designs were sold at auction to benefit The Virgil Abloh™ “Post-Modern” Scholarship Fund.
The nine editions selected for Louis Vuitton in-store release cover mid-tops (EUR 2,500) and low-tops (EUR 2,000) and will be made available in Nike sizes ranging from 3.5 to 18. The launch includes the classic all-white sneaker embossed with the Louis Vuitton Monogram and a riff on the same design in black suede.
Two-tone editions in white with either green, red or blue detailing nod at the rainbow motif key to the work of Virgil Abloh at Louis Vuitton. Likewise, a metallic gold sneaker pays homage to the designer’s debut collection for the Maison, while patchworked multi-colour renditions celebrate his distinct graphic language. Finally, a Damier edition is adorned with a “Louis Vuitton” graffiti motif created by the artist Gusto Leone.
The full launch includes:
1. White mid-top in Monogram embossed plain calf leather.
2. White low-top in Monogram embossed plain calf leather.
3. Black low-top in Monogram embossed calf suede.
4. White and Gym Green low-top in a trompe-l’oeil canvas executed in printed Monogram leather and Monogram embossed calf leather.
5. White and Comet Red low-top in a trompe-l’oeil canvas executed in printed Monogram leather and Monogram embossed calf leather
6. White and Team Royal Blue low-top in a trompe-l’oeil canvas executed in printed Monogram leather and Monogram embossed calf leather
7. Gold low-top in Monogram embossed metallic canvas.
8. Silver and multi-colour patchwork low-top in Monogram embossed calf suede, and Monogram embossed metallic canvas.
9. Sail and Multicolor mid-top in Damier leather with an Azur graffiti print (available in sizes 5-18)
Louis Vuitton and Nike” Air Force 1″ by Virgil Abloh: Exhibition
The 47 editions of the Nike” Air Force 1″ sneaker created by Virgil Abloh in partnership with Nike for Louis Vuitton will be displayed in physical and virtual form in immersive spaces reflective of the designer’s domains of creation and presentation. Coinciding with the exhibition, several corresponding installations will take place around New York City and worldwide.
The exhibition is a spatial experience founded on the dreamy expressions of Virgil Abloh. As Men’s Artistic Director of Louis Vuitton from 2018-to 2021, the designer consistently challenged his audiences to imagine a world beyond artificial limitations. Employing fashion as a tool for change, he wanted people to reconnect with their childlike outlook and construct a culture devoid of preconceived notions of human and material worth.
He continuously questioned the meaning of ‘high and low’, a discourse reflected in every image and design he created at Louis Vuitton. As a high fashion designer born out of a streetwear community shaped by hip-hop, Virgil Abloh erased the borders between the two spheres. He used his platform to celebrate the historical influence of Black subcultures on mainstream fashion. His work was, above all, about humanity and unity.
Taking its point of departure in his philosophies, the exhibition Louis Vuitton and Nike “Air Force 1” by Virgil Abloh offers an in-depth view of the sneakers the designer created in the summer of 2021 through his inimitable lens. The exhibition set to take place at Brooklyn’s Green Point Terminal Warehouse will be wrapped in vivid orange and adorned with a logo fusing those of Louis Vuitton and Nike. A grid-like structure is a blueprint for the imaginary city erected within the space, seen from above. Walking around the exhibition, guests meander a giant logo reflected in a mirrored ceiling. They are surrounded by 3D-printed statues similar to Virgil Abloh built during his tenure at Louis Vuitton, framed by walls painted in the clouds characteristic of his show sets and campaign imagery.
He is drawing on the surrealist ideas central to his practice. The 47 editions of the Louis Vuitton and Nike” Air Force 1″ dialogue are exhibited in motion on magnetised walls and in holographic displays animating the sneakers with cues to the breakdancing rooted in the hip-hop culture inseparable to their legacy. In addition, a treehouse constructed above the city pays tribute to Virgil Abloh’s affinity for the childlike mind. Inside, it recreates with exact detail spaces from the Louis Vuitton studio and atelier he furnished on Rue du Pont-Neuf in Paris, highlighting the savoir-faire central to his work for the Maison and the artisanal merit the sneakers were created in Louis Vuitton’s workshop in Fiesso d’Arc.
As a way of building bridges between countries and cultures, during the run of the exhibition, large glass boxes placed around New York City will display graphic globe sculptures tied to the themes of the showcase. The five installations exhibited throughout the city can be experienced at Domino Park, Grand Central, South Street Seaport, Astor Place, Columbus Circle, Flatiron Plaza and Gansevoort Plaza. The globe is representative of the unifying motifs Virgil Abloh reiterated in his collections, shows and imagery.
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