Louis Vuitton Will Host an Exhibition of Virgil Abloh’s Nike Air Force 1 Collaborations
Louis Vuitton announces a series of events surrounding the release of the Louis Vuitton and Nike Air Force 1 designed by Virgil Abloh. Editions of the sneaker – first presented as part of the Spring-Summer 2022 Men’s Collection – will launch through Louis Vuitton digital avenues, with members of the Maison’s community offered early access to order the shoes. From 20-31 May, the 47 editions of the Air Force 1 imagined by Virgil Abloh will be exhibited to the public in the showcase Louis Vuitton and Nike “Air Force 1” by Virgil Abloh in New York City. The event will coincide with a number of corresponding art installations around the city.
June 2022 sees the launch of the Louis Vuitton and Nike “Air Force 1” by Virgil Abloh. In the weeks leading up to the release, pre-orders will be made available to the Maison’s community while June will see the global Louis Vuitton retail launch through an inclusive digital activation. The sneakers selected for the launch are part of the 47 bespoke editions of the Louis Vuitton and Nike “Air Force 1”s created by Men’s Artistic Director Virgil Abloh in partnership with Nike for his Louis Vuitton Spring-Summer 2022 collection presented in June 2021. Manufactured in the Maison’s Manufacture in Fiesso d’Artico, Venice, Italy, each design fuses the sneaker’s original codes with the Maison’s finest leather, materials and insignia of Louis Vuitton, and the distinctive visual grammar of Virgil Abloh. In February 2022, 200 pairs of the sneaker designs were sold at auction, to benefit The Virgil Abloh™ “Post-Modern” Scholarship Fund.