For Pre-Fall 2021, the LV x NBA Men’s Collection expands the frames of the ongoing collaboration between Louis Vuitton and the National Basketball Association (NBA).
In its second season, the meeting between the House and the professional basketball league explores our collective memories of the two cultural institutions around the time of 1990s’ basketball mania. Men’s Artistic Director Virgil Abloh fuses the trademarks of Louis Vuitton and the NBA in a transversal celebration of pop culture, fashion and sports.
The collection celebrates the unifying and inclusive moments of the game and its diverse characters, and reflects the values of familiarity and relatability key to the work of Virgil Abloh at Louis Vuitton. Select pieces in the collection were conceived alongside the designer Don Crawley, an expert within the space of the unifying design and sport.
Crawley collaborated on a blouson, shorts and a Keepall adorned with iconography of the game, as well as the collection’s emblematic basketball and hoop objets. Following the LV x NBA line’s original premise, the second collection proposes a complete wardrobe reflected in the idea of the three dress modes of a basketball player: travel, game, and press conference. The ultimate emblem of the LV x NBA union, Louis Vuitton’s first-ever basketballs are made available in a 29.5” life-size version as well as a 5.11” small-scale collectors item sold with a hoop mounted on a backboard akin to the Houses’ trunk.
The Louis Vuitton x NBA Capsule Collection II will be available in stores worldwide on Friday, May 28th.