Earlier this year, Virgil Abloh broke the fashion segment of the internet with the teasing of his new namesake jewellery brand. “Pavé diamond” paperclips were ingeniously used for stacked necklaces, with streetwear enthusiasts/magpies basically frothing at the drop.
And now, the artistic director has turned his hand to Louis Vuitton’s own accessory segment with a brand new men’s jewellery collection, inspired by Cuban links – and with nods to hip-hop and skate culture.
Riffing off the rainbow colour palette in his Wizard of Oz Spring/Summer 2019 show, the chain linked jewellery features splashes of colour: blue and orange enamel, aged gold effect brass, monogram engraving and crystal-encrusted sections.
And the show-stoppers: a pendant and signet ring in white ceramic, embossed with monogram-finished brass.