by Mira Kerbage
  • 1 minute read
  • May 12, 2021
Louis Vuitton Celebrates The NBA’s Legacy In New Capsule Collection

French luxury fashion house Louis Vuitton collaborates with North American basketball league, the National Basketball Association (NBA), on a new capsule collection.

The drop is the second collaboration as part of Louis Vuitton’s three-year creative partnership with the NBA.

In 2020, the French label became the official travel case provider for the association and the Larry O’Brien Trophy was presented to Los Angeles Lakers in a Louis Vuitton case.

Inspired by the world of professional athletes and unmatched French elegance, the limited-edition collection was designed by American entrepreneur Virgil Abloh as a way to celebrate both parties with a series of bags, clothes, shoes, jewellery and more.

“This collection celebrates the cultural contribution of basketball and its diverse characters, and the idea of relatability as a force of unity,” said the designer on the brand’s official website.

Abloh rose to fame after founding his Italy-based brand Off-White in 2012 and later became a pioneering figure in the rise of the luxury streetwear trend. He is currently the artistic director for Louis Vuitton’s menswear collection.

Images via Louis Vuitton’s website

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