First seen on the runway during the 2020 Cruise womenswear collection, Louis Vuitton hit the Viva Technology 2019 conference to show off some of its cutting edge OLED bags and AR technology. Other key pieces included Virgil Abloh’s fiber optic FW19 footwear.
Designed by Nicolas Ghesquière, LVMH reps showed off bags infused with the “Canvas of the Future,” a new textile that allows for flexible displays of high-resolution imagery, though no word on how owners may program the bags to play footage outside of the Louis Vuitton runway shots. Elsewhere, light-sensitive bags and footwear shifted color as cameras passed over them, showing off dynamic video screens embedded in the sneakers’ tongues. Finally, a collaborative Snapchat filter allows users to create three-dimensional augmented reality images of handbags using special cards.
Along with the tech showcase, Alibaba co-founder Jack Ma and Bernard Arnault gave Viva Technology-exclusive presentations. Take a closer look at the avant-garde goods below.
Recently, Abloh showcased a Kanye West-inspired LV sneaker.