Thanks to Mathias Patillon, Louis Vuitton‘s head of design men’s footwear, we have a first look at Virgil Abloh’s debut trainer design for the luxury house.
First teased in sketches earlier in June, Patillon posted a tantalisingly obscure photo on Instagram showing the soles of the trainers.
The sole has grey, white and red panelling, with all-caps “VUITTON” branding in black.
The uppers are mostly obscured, but a closer look reveals a gold signature, silver, black and white panels and dark laces.
A silver strap, emblazoned with tiny white text, tightens the high-top silhouette’s shaft, which sports an upwards-angled “408”. The model is definitely reminiscent of retro basketball trainers.
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Stay tuned for the silhouette to premiere at Thursday’s debut Louis Vuitton presentation by Abloh – the luxury brand’s men’s artistic director – at Paris Fashion Week.
Most recently, we went backstage at the presentation of Abloh’s spring/summer 2019 Off-White presentation.
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