For this latest capsule collection, Louis Vuitton teamed up with the distinguished Japanese designer, producer, and artist Hiroshi Fujiwara, the founder of Fragment Design, to produce stylish street-ready attire. To commemorate this incredible collaboration, Louis Vuitton established the Louis Vuitton X Fragment Popup boutique in New York City as to show their respect to Fujiwara, whose partnerships with street-wear labels such as Nike have not only sold out in mere minutes but have always ended in a huge success.
Hiroshi Fujiwara is famous for his hip-hop inspired street-wear style that he popularized into Tokyo’s highly influenced European fashion scene in the late 1980’s. And from then on, Fujiwara continued to evolve his street-wear style, leading him to become known as the “Godfather of Streetwear” as his pieces became a widely known trend that had renowned brands enthusiastic to collaborate together on.
This collaborated capsule collection for the French marque showcases Fujiwara’s trademark seditious aspects such as, modifying the LV monogram lettering in a fierce black and gray, along with substituting standard hardware for shimmering metallic accessories of oil slicks in order to shape pieces like the monogram eclipse coated canvas and leather backpack (priced at $3,350). Preeminent pieces of the capsule collection include a unique varsity letterman’s jacket and cardigan (priced at $2,700 and $1,020 respectively), as well as stylish Tattoo Sneakers ($725).
Louis Vuitton X Fragment Popup boutique, located on Greene St. in SoHo, Manhattan, has their doors open through June 30th. Besides this popup boutique, the collection is also available at LouisVuitton.com, and at other Louis Vuitton X Fragment stores across the world.