On the second stop of the Louis Vuitton Spring/Summer 2021 voyage, Virgil Abloh explores “the unlimited seas of the imagination“.

In August 2020, when the Louis Vuitton voyage set sails from Shanghai, the rambunctious stowaways known as Zoooom with friends traveled in tow. Now, the crazy characters disembark in Tokyo, stirring up their hypnotizing parade of inclusivity and unity. Modeled by the local humanity of the port of call, the collection celebrates multiculturalism and the memory of a historic cross-cultural exchange.

On this SS21 runway, the influences come alive in a conversation between ancestral and urban tribes, boyhood memories, and progress. The transition is supported bu the designer’s upcycling ideology: from memories to materials, the collection recycles and upcycles the past and imbues it with renewed value for the future. Afrofuturism: the study of black identities in connection with technology, retro-futurism, which proposes concepts of de-alienation, escapism, and peace.