Few brands combine innovation with style with such effortless panache as Louis Vuitton. And that is precisely what is reflected in the luxury house’s latest men’s fashion jewellery collection of bracelets, necklaces and rings, conceptualised by its men’s artistic director Virgil Abloh. The unique selection is a reinterpretation of the classic menswear chains that were first seen in a range of accessories and leather products at the French brand’s Spring/Summer 2019 show in Paris.
Bringing a fresh burst of diversity to the iconic marque, Abloh dives deep into his edgy, streetwear sensibilities with this collection to attract a new cliental. And pays tribute to Cuban chain jewellery — a favourite among many rappers, hip-hop musicians, skateboarders and other cultural subsets — at the same time.
Each bracelet and necklace in this series comes in two variations, minimalistic and colourfully vibrant. This means you can choose the style depending on the occasion: A quiet statement piece for a formal affair or a flamboyant accessory for the MTV award. The former comprises a refined, entirely palladium-finished version, featuring elements of the famous LV monogram across it. The latter is a multi-hued chain presenting coloured enamel in orange and blue tones, brass with aged-gold effect and many-hued crystals; like its counterpart, this model also has a palladium finish marked by LV engravings.
In addition, two other pieces form a part of this range — a striking pendant and signet ring set in white ceramic. Both are embossed with monogrammed, palladium-finished brass.
The design aesthetic of this series, however, is not the only aspect that attracts attention. A newly constructed clasp that involves a cleverly constructed cylindrical slide component ensures that these bracelets and necklaces are securely fastened and, hence, virtually snatch proof.
The embellished presence of Louis Vuitton’s logo, along with the ‘R’, the registered trademark symbol, is visible not just on every clasp, but in every piece of the collection.
In effect, signature Louis Vuitton savoir-faire has been artistically aligned with Virgil Abloh’s vision of style to create a very distinctive set of men’s jewellery.