Louis Vuitton Reveals SS21 LV Trainer Upcycling Collection
Louis Vuitton’s newest Spring/Summer 2021 LV Trainer Upcycling collection boldly portrays Virgil Abloh’s move towards sustainability.
The “upcycling ideology” was brought into the picture for the SS21 collection to depict Louis Vuitton’s idea of creativity mixed with sustainability. The sneaker was first spotted at Abloh’s inaugural Men’s Louis Vuitton show during the SS19 season and straightaway left Abloh’s mark on the industry for his boldly designed shoes.
In order to build the upcycling collection, the 2019 LV trainers were taken apart and reworked during the creative production process at LV’s dedicated shoe workshop in Fiesso d’Artico. The upcycled piece now features a fresh design with certain staples such as calfskin and suede and also a pair of tie-dye colored laces.
The low-tops now arrive in 5 different vibrant tones highlighting the padded tongue and the upper design. The LV branding and the Monogram flowers on the back are now complemented with a “LV Upcycling” stitch. The right shoe now arrives with a fluorescent tag embossed with the LV logo, signs of a proper Virgil product.
To top it off, LV fans now have the choice to customize the shoe as you please. Assembly instructions are provided so that you don’t harm the craftsmanship, giving one a choice in centering, cutting and hand-applying the leather. Future owners will also be given a choice for the excess stitching threads to add a personal touch.
With no confirmation on price and release date yet, hang tight as they are predicted to come out in the next few weeks.
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