“Friends and Heroes” is the name of Louis Vuitton’s Menswear collection for Autumn/Winter 2017, which was inspired by the dynamic New York culture of the recent past. The seventies, eighties, early nineties - they are the point of excursion for the collection, as Kim Jones points it out. “It’s uptown and downtown,” says the Men’s Artistic Director. “Artists and musicians, friends and heroes.”
And it’s true: The variety of styles mixing together in New York at that time, interfering with culture and art, one inspiring the other and merging together is cannot be denied. Warhol, Basquiat, and Haring did not only influenced the collection with their artistic work but also as Friends and Heroes of their time.
The outcome is a collection, outstanding as its concept. What we love most about it? No question, the accessories! Probably because we will get them for ourselves. The backpacks, small leather goods, key chains and some other very nice pieces may be designed for men – but they are definitely going to be worn by women as well. Seriously, who could resist?
See some assorted items in our gallery...