Between working with James Jebbia and streetwear god Hiroshi Fujiwara, Louis Vuitton men’s artistic director Kim Jones is determined to eliminate any and all borders between streetwear and high-fashion. Following the unveiling of the house's Supreme collab, Jones has been busy promoting his F/W 17 pre-collection, a full line of co-branded LV x Fragment accessories, shoes and ready-to-wear. Exploring the Japanese obsession with American prep combined with the rising influence of Hip-Hop in 1980’s New York, the resulting products are preppy with quirky Japanese twists. Items include fishing vests, leather boots and brogues with a subtle damier check outsoles, rainbow paisley button up shirts, bags (obviously) and the coup de grâce, varsity jackets.

While Jones and Fujiwara have worked together before—they produced a small capsule of bags and luggage available exclusively at Isetan Tokyo—this is their first full-fledged collection together. To celebrate, they have held a string of pop-ups across the world, first in Fujiwara’s native Tokyo, followed by a temporary shop inside London institution Harrods and, most recently, at Surrender in Singapore. As revealed by Highsnobiety, the next stop on their world tour is NYC.

While a location has yet to be announced, we recently saw some renovations inside the Louis Vuitton SoHo flagship—where the men’s SS17 pop-up was held—so that may be a safe bet. While the pricepoint is staggering, ranging from $500 for a phone case to over three grand for the varsity leather, we anticipate there will be a mad dash to grab the ultra-limited product—at Isetan last year over four thousand people waited in line.

The only information currently available is a date, May 3, with the upcoming nationwide release set for May 5th. As with the prior pop-ups, there will undoubtedly be location exclusives not available anywhere else. Keep your eyes peeled for a location, but for those not willing to stand in line, peep our favorites from LV and Fragment below.

Images courtesy of Louis Vuitton

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