Late last month, as America wound down from the Thanksgiving holiday, the world was shocked to learn of the passing of Virgil Abloh, artistic director of Louis Vuitton menswear. Abloh was a visionary and considered by many to be one of the pioneers of the luxury meets streetwear fashion movement. His work will live on, and his legacy won’t soon be forgotten. Today, we get a little more of that legacy with the brand’s pre-fall 2022 collection, which was designed and photographed prior to Abloh’s death.

Abloh was known for many things, and though his time at Louis Vuitton was cut short, he had plenty of signatures. Most notably, the exaggerated Damier check appears on Keepalls, crossbody bags, and more bags from this collection. As with past pre-fall collections, this one is extremely wearable, from its RTW to its bags; this one is a juxtaposition of change and conventionalism. We can’t (and won’t) soon forget that Abloh helped commercialize the man-bag, making it more commonplace and even coveted than before. As Louis Vuitton, and then Vogue put it, Virgil was definitely here. View bags and more from the collection below.

images via Vogue Runway

Looks 1 & 2
Looks 3 & 4
Looks 5 & 6
Looks 7 & 8
Looks 9 & 10
Looks 11 & 12
Looks 13 – 15
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psny15
psny15
1 month ago

I never really understood his style aesthetic but I’m sure he increased the sales for louis Vuitton

Louie
Louie
1 month ago
Reply to  psny15

Very “hypebeast” for the affluent millennials. I respect his creative genius but I feel like Vuitton, or at least part of it, is now leaning more towards Supreme.

Cedric Sonnang
Cedric Sonnang
1 month ago
Reply to  Louie

I think we all have a 17 year old version of ourself, who likes this colors palette, and this futuristic look 😂… Thats the mood! We are all old kids within.

seattleminimalist
seattleminimalist
1 month ago

I love look #3 with those red soles and the tiny chain pillbox/wallet thingie. 🙂

Pat Jackson
Pat Jackson
1 month ago

What vision and insight Mr. Abloh had. Bringing back purses for men, genius. His talent will be missed by all.

Last edited 1 month ago by Pat Jackson
zuleika
zuleika
16 days ago
Reply to  Pat Jackson

Indeed. When I was in France I browsed the Rive Gauche store and the mens side was the most interesting. The sunset pattern was beautiful

Jimmie DeNise Thorn
Jimmie DeNise Thorn
1 month ago

Love the blue bottom shoes

Catherine Abbott
Catherine Abbott
1 month ago

I never like the new designs of LV as it looked cheap and overstuffed with rediculous arts.. it might be appealling to someone, but not for me. I like the added artful designs but probably not on my bags. I prefer more the traditional/original designs. To each its own, as the saying goes… He will be missed though. RIP

Jeanine
Jeanine
1 month ago

To each His own is the saying.

DanD
DanD
1 month ago

Nothing classic which is disappointing. All “throw away” clothes. The only thing I like is the jumbo damier pattern on the bags and the color, that blue is a beautiful color. The clothes are horrendous, all of the forms are very 1990’s and the bad 90’s. Nothing looks expensive or chic. Anyone who can afford them is definitely not in the 14-19 age group this appeals to and I cannot imagine anyone over 20 wearing these clothes in public. Maybe some Chinese billioniares children (which I have a feeling is who these are marketed towards) may find this appealing, wear it once and like I said, throw it away.

Tom
Tom
1 month ago
Reply to  DanD

Not only Chinese but mostly black rappers or drug dealers for sure. I have noticed that suddenly quality of LV customers changed since VA took his place at LV. Very obvious. Guy with tattoos, terrible behaviour, looks definitely drug dealers, often touching things without asking and etc.
In addition, I think VA’s design is more suitable for his community as it is difficult to wear for Asians. Had enough of VA and look forward to a new artistic director and directions.

ChicagoMM
ChicagoMM
4 days ago
Reply to  Tom

I’m POC and I agree with you 100%. I don’t think your comment is racist at all. What I see is a bunch of virtue-signalers in the comment section who are quick to condemn you for stating the obvious. VA’s collections have brought in a new clientele for LV and it’s far from being the crème de la crème.

Rick
Rick
30 days ago
Reply to  Tom

This screams adverse racism and you should be ashamed of your tacky comment, you low life. How can you tell who’s a drug dealer upon arriving in a store? I wonder what race you had in your mind as you describe your tacky thoughts…

Birdwell
Birdwell
30 days ago
Reply to  Tom

What an appalling comment.

Kim
Kim
30 days ago
Reply to  Tom

Careful, your racist ideology is showing!

Edwin Terence
Edwin Terence
30 days ago
Reply to  Kim

He’s racist u right

Stacy
Stacy
30 days ago
Reply to  Tom

This is tinged with so much racism.

Linda
Linda
1 month ago
Reply to  Tom

Racist much

Michael
Michael
1 month ago
Reply to  Tom

What nasty things to say. Keep your racist views to yourself. You’re prob the most busted talking so badly about others.

Christine Scott
Christine Scott
1 month ago

I love every bag & I NEED one of each please!

Guest
Guest
1 month ago

Typo in the intro … before Alboh’s

Amy Carol
Amy Carol
1 month ago

Look #2–the blue rectangular bag is beautiful! Would like to see more of it from all angles–and the interior.
While not everything he did was “my style” (I’m 50+) I do appreciate his amazing creativity and anesthetic vision. The fashion world really has lost an immensely creative visionary way too soon! 🙏 😞 😔 😥 💛

eliza james
eliza james
1 month ago

I love this style. I just wish they develop cruelty free versions of the bags/shoes/accessories.

Jerome Brown
Jerome Brown
30 days ago

I love 13 , I know it’s out my price range but if I could I would cop it definitely

Quin
Quin
30 days ago

I love look 4 and 6 so simpe and classy atit peak 😍 ❤

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