Despite having no formal fashion training, Virgil Abloh introduced his first-ever menswear collection for Louis Vuitton last June in Paris, during what was easily the season’s most iconic and emotional show. Predominantly featuring models of colour, the disruptive designer of cult label OFF-WHITE (and Louis Vuitton’s first African-American designer) reminded the whole world about the importance of diversity in fashion, which got him a standing ovation. With streetwear fanatics and fashion aficionados waiting with bated breath for the collection to drop in stores, many have been speculating the anticipated price point of the Illinois-native’s first collection for the French house. Fortunately – we have them.
The collection—which is characterized by clean tailored suits, utilitarian shirts, sportswear-inspired lines and bright colours—is expected to be released worldwide on January 18.
Prices range from $110 USD to a staggering $195,000 USD for a crocodile trench coat, with instant sell-out items from the collection like the yellow brick road sweater and the iridescent keepall bag respectively costing $3,900 USD and $3,850 USD.
While he will present his AW19 collection next week in Paris, Abloh took to his Instagram a couple of days ago to announce his collaboration with Chrome Hearts, where the two have co-created a conceptual space in New York, which will house the SS19 Louis Vuitton collection alongside a selection of exclusive OFF-WHITE x Chrome Hearts pieces.
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super non-liner logic. this bench Richard Stark of @chromeheartsofficial and i made together took 5 years of to make. the t-shirts and hoodies were just to past the time. ebony wood from africa. handmade in hollywood, los angeles in a family owned factory. on view now in the west village. my first @louisvuitton is there in their “apartment” now too. only an edition 8 will be made. article on @archdigest soon if not now.
Male Courrier 110 – $78,000
Clutch Box – $9800
Wallet Trunk – $8400
Dj Vanity Boite – $27,000
Wallet Trunk – S8400
Trio Trunk – $13,600
Keepall 50B (Monogram Solar Ray) -$3850
Keepall 50B (Black) – $4600
Keepall 50B (Red) – $3450
Mini Polochon (Monogram Solar Ray) – $1880
Utility Front Bag (Monogram Solar Ray) – $2140
Utility Side Bag (Monogram Solar Ray) – $2010
Utility Side Bag (Powder White) – $3100
Pochette A4 (Monogram Solar Ray) – $1020
Pochette A4 (Powder White) – $1340
Polochon (Powder White) – $8900
Christopher (Mink Fur) – $23,700
Christopher – $5000
Pochette Volga (Monogram Solar Ray) -$1400
Pochette Volga – $1940
Steamer PM – $4750
Steamer PM (Monogram Solar Ray) – $3850
Steamer MM (Monogram Solar Ray) – $4100
Steamer PM (Powder White) – $4600
Brazza Wallet – $915
Multiple Wallet – $755
Pocket Organizer – $600
Pochette Cles (Monogram Solar Ray) – $495
Soft Trunk (Monogram Solar Ray) – $3550
Soft Trunk (Powder White) – $4550
Mini Soft Trunk (Monogram Solar Ray) – $2810