It was only two months ago that the first of two waves of Louis Vuitton's LV² collection was released to the world. The collection marked artistic director Virgil Abloh's first collaboration for the maison, and judging solely by how quick it was swept up in Singapore, we reckon it's been quite the success.
The second wave of LV² will see an entirely new slate of product offerings ranging from ready-to-wear to a mighty range of accessories. The clever combination of a supersized Damier checks with wave-like stitchings (a Nigo influence), makes a return in the form of new bag silhouettes. Those who missed out on the first wave's Amazone Messenger bag would be glad to know that a similar style, the Amazone sling bag, will be part of the mix. And ardent fans of Louis Vuitton's classic Christopher backpack will be able to add the Giant Damier Waves version to their collection.
A new bag style that we predict could be the first few pieces to sell out, is the mini tote. Taking inspiration from two subcultures—London's mod scene and Tokyo's streetwear—the mini tote sports a structured shape and is crafted with top handles as well as an adjustable strap. It's beautifully packaged and works exceptionally well with the drop's more tailored slant.
Yes, while the first wave focused a bit more on casual clothes with its heavy use of denim, the second wave is set to be Abloh's take on tailoring coupled with Nigo's stamp. Giant Damier suits come in two distinct hues of greys and browns with a fit that's a nod to '60s mod. For a slightly more subtle proposition, the Micro Damier two-piece in grey is punctuated sparingly by LV motifs throughout—enough for it to make the suit less humdrum.
But what's even more apparent is the extended offering of jewellery. All marked with 'LV²' or 'Louis Vuitton²', the pieces are cast in a silver tone and are available as a necklace, a bracelet, as well as two kinds of rings.
Now the question is: which would you cop first?
The second wave of the LV² collection is set to drop at 10am on Friday, 28 August 2020 at Louis Vuitton Ngee Ann City, with a selection of pieces will be made available on louisvuitton.com.