For the Fall/Winter 2019 Pre-collection, his first of its kind for Louis Vuitton, men’s artistic director Virgil Abloh investigates the nature of the intermediary clothing line and updates the ongoing Vocabulary According to Virgil Abloh launched in June. Identifying the idea of essentials – meaning pieces key to any wardrobe – the notion of trendless and timeless garments and accessories informs the collection. With its tension between past, present, and future, the cultural melting pot of Tokyo serves as an overall motif. Wardrobe staples and colors draw on everyday Japanese uniforms found in public service, outdoor pursuits, and sports. Graphics pay homage to Japan.