Nike x Louis Vuitton “Air Force 1” & Pilot Case
The Nike Air Force 1, celebrating its 40th year, was designed in 1982 and is one of the most profitable and iconic sneakers ever created. On the event of the Louis Vuitton Men’s Spring-Summer season 2022 runway present, Virgil Abloh collaborated with Nike to design 47 pairs of bespoke Air Force 1s, fusing the trainer’s classic codes with the insignia and materials of Louis Vuitton in homage to the hip-hop culture that formed him.
The sneakers were made with supplies employed in Abloh’s Louis Vuitton men’s collections, and styled together with his signature citation marks, echoing the written graphics Abloh usually utilized in his work. The person styles designed for the show were made by Louis Vuitton in its shoe manufacture in Fiesso d’Artico, Italy.
A complete of 200 pairs are being made obtainable for this auction in an exclusive colorway and in a variety of sizes. The sneakers, completely made in leather, are embellished with Louis Vuitton’s emblematic Monogram and Damier patterns with natural cowhide piping. Every pair might be sold with a Louis Vuitton pilot case, additionally from the Louis Vuitton Spring-Summer 2022 collection, which was reinterpreted from the Maison’s archive in an iconic orange colorway and made from Monogram Taurillon Leather. The pilot case options Louis Vuitton’s classic S lock closure in white steel ending and features a baggage tag in the form of the Nike Swoosh. The pilot case adapts to each shoe size, primarily based on an inner cushion system. It is going to be bought completely at this auction.
Louis Vuitton’s proceeds from the sale* will profit The Virgil Abloh™ “Post-Modern” Scholarship Fund, which in partnership with the Fashion Scholarship Fund, supports the education of academically promising students of Black, African American, or African descent.
On Thursday 20 January 2022, Louis Vuitton will debut its A/W 2022 collection, at Paris Style Week Men’s, that includes the final collection that Abloh designed for the house.