Virgil Abloh’s debut collection for Louis Vuittonwasaveritablewho’swhooffashion world A-listers, and the GhanaianAmerican designer certainly made a striking first impression. Presenting a collection that was undeniably descended from his Off-White origins,
Abloh’s designs for Louis Vuitton blended cutting-edge streetwear with high-end luxury, where style and practicality form an unlikely, but welcomed, union.
Prevalent on nearly every runway piece were his attention-grabbing accessories, upholstered onto his garments. From tiny card holders to larger bags and wallets, they almost became surplus pockets.
In some cases, the accessories took centre stage and became the garments themselves. The trend plays into the
Nineties revival which has been gaining increasing traction in recent seasons.
Virgil’s collection also championed another Nineties trend, with multiple tonal looks — particularly loosely cut tailoring — worn in head-to-toe looks in white, camel, red and pale blue: something we can all take inspiration from for party season. Wearing several shades of the same colour from head to toe is a fast track to elevate any outfit, as it immediately makes you look polished and pulled-together. There’s something quietly cool about sporting multiple pieces in the same shade.