You know what they said about wearing the city. OK. Never mind that no such saying exists, but with Louis Vuitton Wearable Cityscape Jackets from the Parisian label’s Fall/Winter 2021 collection, you can literally wear the city.
Designed by LV’s artistic director and Off-White’s founder, Virgil Abloh, these puffer jackets drew inspiration from the work of Abloh’s idol, Mies Van der Rohe’s Barcelona Pavilion designed in 1929.
There are two pieces, each featuring a selection of recognizable architectural projects. There is the Paris Skyline Puffer Jacket featuring iconic architectures of the French capital, including the Notre-Dame Cathedral, The Louvre, and the Eiffel Tower.
And then there is the world’s famous city that does not sleep, NYC. The New York City Skyline Puffer Jacket that, strangely, features familiar landmarks from various cities, including, of course, New York.
If you ask me, I’d say the Paris Skyline Puffer Jacket is less of an oddity than the New York’s, which is essentially covered in skyscrapers.
I can help but to notice that it does look like the model was a giant standing amidst those sky-reaching modern architectures.
Unlike famous French landmarks, skyscrapers are less distinctive, IMHO. Perhaps, that was what Abloh tried to convey? Like, you know, the contrast between the warm of classic architectures and the coldness of contemporary buildings? But that’s just my own interpretation, not the designers.
Images: Louis Vuitton.