Friday 28th May

| BY Brittany Newman

The Second Louis Vuitton x NBA collection is Here

Shooting hoops and turning lewks, the latest Louis Vuitton x National Basketball Association collaboration will have you B-Balling off the court and straight into the everyday.

The pre-fall collection fuses Louis Vuitton trademarks with NBA staples into a complete wardrobe fit with three dress modes of a basketball player; travel, game and press conference. For travel, a relaxed take on smartwear becomes a blouson; a trouser quilted in the pattern of the LV floral motif; a hoodie/shorts combo saturated in LV branding; and a technical parker perfectly matched with performance trousers.

For game mode, multi-coloured letters spelling out ‘Louis Vuitton’ cover informal blousons, shirts and shorts – each font referencing an NBA team typeface. Oh, and of course, there are basketball shorts – embezzled with the house’s varsity-style logo. Then to make you feel alive while being questioned to death at a press conference, formalwear interprets a nineties sensibility in a boxy black suit and overcoat.

This is Louis Vuitton after all, so the bags were not left on the courtside. In full player mode, there is a huge selection to choose from – pick your fighter wisely. From basketball carriers and ball pouches to vintage-inspired variations –  don’t sleep on your chance to feel like a trophy winner.

Photography by Renell Medrano and Theo De Gueltzl.