Louis Vuitton Spring/Summer 2020 Inspired by Kites and Flight

Including a kite invite
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Image via: Filippo Fior/gorunway.com

Virgil Abloh's third collection as Artistic Director of Louis Vuitton was presented at Paris Fashion Week today and the Spring/Summer 2020 range doesn't disappoint.

Consistent with the Fall/Winter 2019 show were a plethora of details ranging from the invitation to the set design to the pieces themselves. The invitation for the show was a beautifully crafted kite with the number 3 on it symbolizing Abloh's third collection for LV and the inspiration for this season's pieces. Selecting Place Dauphine as the set allowed for the spectators to take in the natural setting of Paris and enjoy table side seating next to stores as well as benches in the park. Finally, a pink Louis Vuitton bounce house rounded out the set.

For the collection itself, the designer started off the show with a wide range of pastel colors on outerwear and bottoms. Straw hats with exaggerated rope fastenings were styled with draping overcoats, boots, bellowing pants and free-flowing shirts. Floral patterns and multi-strap pieces were also on display alongside triangular-shaped luggage.

The transition into kite-inspired pieces becomes more evident throughout the show as a large cape makes its way into the fold and the color scheme turns into the blue of the sky. From there the color palettes also start to include black, white, grey and a translucent LV Monogram set.

Finally, the show ends with a tactical LV Monogram vest and bags all secured to a kite on the shoulder. It's hard to imagine, but Virgil Abloh keeps outdoing himself on each of these collections. Take a look at the runway walk and invitation photos courtesy of Louis Vuitton below.