In the ‘sky’ of the Vuitton catwalk, elegant suits triumph over street clothes

PARIS (Reuters) – Structured costumes ruled the runway at the Louis Vuitton fashion show in Paris on Thursday, when male clothing designer Virgil Abloh opted for a crisp dress code in his version of the sky, showing models through a decoration of blue skies and fluffy white clouds.

The models present creations by designer Virgil Abloh as part of their fall / winter 2020 collection for the fashion house Louis Vuitton during Men’s Fashion Week in Paris, France, on January 16, 2020. REUTERS / Charles Platiau

Called “Heaven on Earth,” the collection marked a shift further from the streetwear looks characteristic of Abloh.

The creative director, who joined the brand owned by LVMH in 2018, helped popularize loose pants and hoodies as luxury items, even through his own brand, Off-White.

“The collection was more adult. Abloh definitely made a transition from urban fashion to tailoring, “said Memsor Kamarake, an American stylist from New York who attended the show, located in a temporary structure in the Tuileries Gardens, a stone’s throw from the Louvre Museum.

Sober styles in the fall and winter range were offset by neon pink sparkles, hats or other accessories.

Some models wore business-style attire, including wool raincoat suits, light blue ties and Chelsea boots, while all carried a backpack, a briefcase, extravagant travel bags or trunks.

“It was so beautiful, I loved all the shoes, the bags, the structure. Virgil is really great in many things he does, but the adaptation was perfect this time. It was amazing, “supermodel Bella Hadid told Reuters after the show.

The collection also featured an iridescent fox fur coat, a camel raincoat, frilly jackets, embroidered shirts with sequins and patterned sets in the sky.

Abloh returned to the track after a three-month break. He said in recent media interviews that he had suffered fatigue.

In addition to working at Vuitton and Off-White, the designer has collaborated with brands such as Nike, Evian, perfumer Byredo and luggage manufacturer Rimowa.

Paris men’s fashion week runs until January 19.

Report of Laetitia Volga; Edition by Sarah White and Frances Kerry

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