Louis Vuitton and Nike unveil “Air Force 1” by Virgil Abloh

Louis Vuitton and Nike unveil "Air Force 1" by Virgil Abloh
Louis Vuitton and Nike unveil “Air Force 1” by Virgil Abloh

Air Force 1

Opening to the public on May 21st, Louis Vuitton and Nike unveil the “Air Force 1” by Virgil Abloh exhibition at the Greenpoint Terminal Warehouse: 73 West Street, Brooklyn, NY. Notably, the exhibit is free to attend and open daily from 10a to 9p through May 31st.

A dream

As one of Virgil Abloh’s last visionary projects, the exhibition features a magical treehouse symbolic of Virgil’s childhood dreams. Further, the floor is made of lights that create atmospheric patterns and blue skies.

The exhibit showcases forty-seven bespoke editions of the Nike “Air Force 1” sneaker designed by Virgil Abloh in partnership with Nike for Louis Vuitton. Each pair of shoes is displayed in physical and virtual (as a 3D hologram) throughout the immersive space.

However, only nine versions from the exhibit will be launched. They will make their commercial debut in June. Additionally, all pairs will be manufactured in the Maison’s Fiesso d’Artico workshop in Venice, Italy. Each pair is constructed from Louis Vuitton’s iconic leather, materials, and insignia – all in Virgil Abloh’s visionary design.

The nine styles

  1. White mid-top in Monogram embossed plain calf leather.
  2. White low-top in Monogram embossed plain calf leather.
  3. Black low-top in Monogram embossed calf suede.
  4. White and Gym Green low-top in a trompe-l’oeil canvas executed in printed Monogram leather and Monogram embossed calf leather.
  5. White and Comet Red low-top in a trompe-l’oeil canvas executed in printed Monogram leather and Monogram embossed calf leather
  6. White and Team Royal Blue low-top in a trompe-l’oeil canvas executed in printed Monogram leather and Monogram embossed calf leather
  7. Gold low-top in Monogram embossed metallic canvas.
  8. Silver and multi-colour patchwork low-top in Monogram embossed calf suede and monogram embossed metallic canvas.
  9. Sail and Multicolor mid-top in Damier leather with an Azur graffiti print (available in sizes 5-18)

Also of note, a number of corresponding globe installations featuring a custom Louis Vuitton and Nike logo will be seen around New York City. These globes direct visitors to more information about the exhibition.

Take a sneak peak of the exhibition below, courtesy of Louis Vuitton.

louisvuitton.com

Globes of New York

The details

The space

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