Louis Vuitton's Massive Sculptures Celebrate Virgil Abloh's Men's SS19 Debut

by May He

Photo courtesy of Louis Vuitton/ Ricky Zehavi

Photo courtesy of Louis Vuitton/ Ricky Zehavi

Virgil Abloh has given us collections such as Track and Field, and the now renowned brand Off-White. Abloh is making bigger moves this spring/summer. He recently debuted his first collection as Men’s Artistic Director for Louis Vuitton.

The Men’s Spring/Summer 2019 Collection is inspired by the 1939 cinematic musical classic “The Wizard of Oz”. Pieces in the collection contain bright red poppy fields and rainbow slashes.

Photo courtesy of Louis Vuitton/ Owen Kolasinski / BFA.com

Photo courtesy of Louis Vuitton/ Owen Kolasinski / BFA.com

In celebration of this collection’s launch, Louis Vuitton is pleased to unveil special windows inspired by the Men’s Spring/Summer 2019 Collection at New York’s 5th Avenue and Beverly Hill’s Rodeo Drive locations.

As a tribute to the collection that drew inspiration from the dreamlike film, the windows consist of saturated skies, fields of flowers and the yellow brick road. Additionally, an oversized technicolor figure stands inside the store creating an optical illusion of a gigantic manikin on the street.

“Toto, I've got a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore.” -Dorothy Gale


Photographs courtesy of Louis Vuitton