Inside Louis Vuitton's NYC Exhibit for the Nike Air Force 1 by Virgil Abloh

The stunning space showcases all 47 sneaker designs, features a monogrammed treehouse and more.

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Virgil Abloh gave every ounce of creativity he had to the world of fashion and footwear, and because of this, it’s only right that Louis Vuitton honors his designs in a significant way. The Louis Vuitton and Nike Air Force 1 by Virgil Abloh was one of the most anticipated collections that walked the runway before he tragically passed, and the French luxury house has decided to celebrate this crossover assemblage through a special immersive activation in New York City.

Located in the Greenpoint neighborhood of Brooklyn is a warehouse-turned-exhibit that shines a light on all 47 eccentric sneaker designs, and HYPEBEAST got a closer look at the space. Just outside of the venue stands a giant statue of a man busting a breakdance pose, and it’s covered with the late creative’s signature gradient motif. As you step foot inside the space, you’re greeted with a full monogrammed wall, the other side which sits an oversized LED screen that has a video of shoes’ production process on loop. Throughout the space, there are various installations that highlight each of the unique colorways. Each is numbered and either positioned either on a table or planted high on a wall to illustrate a floating effect. Various Albloh-isms grace the top of certain structures, one being his iconic question “Are you a tourist or a purist?” The back of the exhibition is home to a giant treehouse that comes fully decked out with LV’s monogram print and acts as a home for Abloh’s mood board, a glass case that has every component of the kicks laid out, a DJ booth with graphic-treated turntables and an LV-branded tire swing. When looking out from the upstairs part of the treehouse, you can see that each of the displays are intentionally positioned so that they form the French fashion house and Nike‘s merged insignia.

 

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