There are many things that makes Virgil Abloh’s appointment as men’s artistic director at Louis Vuitton revolutionary. One of them is going to drop today in the Philippines: Staples Edition. A new permanent line under the heritage house, the Staples Edition is a standalone capsule collection that features Abloh’s take on every day wear.
The Staples Edition is the focus for Abloh’s fall/winter ’19 pre-collection. Abloh sees the pre-season as a time for experimentation. He told Vogue UK, ““I see and understand the vitality of clothes that people actually wear. The pre-collection was a safe haven to test out ideas, to start defining that palette.”
What to expect? Wearable classics, with staple details to remind you of Abloh’s irreverent touch. You’ll be getting cashmere coats, denim jackets, and sharply-tailored black suits. All of which are permanent necessities in a man’s wardrobe, no matter what lifestyle he leads.
You can see how Abloh is showing off his range. On one hand you have the meme-worthy red carpet outfits he whipped up for Michael B. Jordan and Timothée Chalamet. Abloh is the type to never shy away from scene-stealing designs. But here, you can see how Abloh merges his understanding of fashion with the reputation of Louis Vuitton.
On the website, the collection is described as follows: “Louis Vuitton Staples Edition consecrates contemporary ideas of wardrobe essentials through pieces rooted in sportswear, normcore, and the casual dress code, all labeled with a branded metal staple.”
Don’t mind me. I think I will be stealing a few things from the men’s section with this selection.