Louis Vuitton x Supreme Capsule Collection

IMAGE: LOUIS VUITTON

You’ve seen it all over Instagram, and whether you hate it or love it doesn’t really matter because this capsule collection, in partnership with skateboarding shop/clothing brand Supreme, looks to become Louis Vuitton’s most successful collaboration in recent years. Why? Because come launch day, there will be queues aplenty all around the world, as fanboys of LV (and Supreme) jostle to get anything with the huge logo splashed across it.

And before you get onto your fashion high horse and starting pooh poohing, I can think of at least 3 reasons why this collab makes perfect sense. For one, Kim Jones (who is the Artistic Director of everything mens at Louis Vuitton) has always been a huge fan of streetwear, with his last collaboration with Japanese label fragment selling out in mere hours when it was released exclusively in Japan last year. Two, it’s Louis Vuitton’s way of reaching out to a completely new (and hopefully millennial) audience amongst the males as another way to grow their market share. And lastly, because it looks really, really good, especially with the huge Supreme logo splashed across something as iconic as their bright red Epi leather, which I’ve not seen used for a long time at LV.

IMAGE: JSK for LOUIS VUITTON

A huge collection by any standard, one of the two key bags (for me anyway) includes this, the Keepall45 (I’m guessing based on the imagery I’ve seen online). Styled exactly like a Keepall would have been in the 80s and 90s (note the side patch pocket that you won’t see on regular Keepall bags these days), it must surely be on every fanboy’s wish list.

IMAGE: JSK for LOUIS VUITTON

Then there’s this, the stylish Christopher PM backpack (also in iconic red Epi) with the word Supreme splashed downwards on the front. Not for the faint-hearted, you could also accent it further with one of the many scarves and squares that will surely be launched with the capsule collection as well.

IMAGE: JSK for LOUIS VUITTON

Let me stress again, this is just a tiny sampling of what will be available come the launch of this Fall-Winter 2017 collection, but here’s a quick look at a few more pieces. Those familiar with LV will know these styles, which range from Brazza Wallet to their newish iPhone Folio cases. Other styles include a Porte Cartes Simple, Pochette Jour in various sizes, even a luggage tag that has my name all over it. And of course, no fanboy’s collection will be complete without the iPhone-only #EyeTrunk case that will come in Monogram Canvas in Red/White. True LVOE I say, true LVOE.

And because I can’t reveal its retail prices or their exact launch dates in Singapore, I will be releasing more juicy nuggets of information regarding this collection in the coming months. Trust me when I say this, if you’re intent on getting some for yourself, bookmark this post and make sure you keep checking back because once it’s gone, you won’t be able to get any except by paying for it many times over on the secondary market. And we wouldn’t want to do that now, would we?

Images: JSK for Louis Vuitton

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