The late Virgil Abloh introduced hip-hop to excessive style, inspiring a brand new era of dreamers. That legacy is realized within the Louis Vuitton and Nike “Air Pressure 1” Exhibition—a sneaker symposium of kinds positioned in Brooklyn’s Greenpoint Terminal Warehouse.
Freed from cost to the general public and open from Might 21 to 31, the “Dream Now” exhibition is sort of a love letter to Abloh, melding his ardour for music, structure, engineering, and streetwear. Throughout the exhibit are 47 types of bespoke Air Pressure 1 footwear. Abloh left his mark, combining Louis Vuitton’s traditional Monogram and Damier Ebene (checkerboard) patterns. On some, traditional Vernis leather-based is utilized in punchy shade combos, whereas others have an surprising neon sole. Abloh’s signature ploy of spelling out phrases in Helvetica fonts and encapsulating them with citation marks is seen on laces and midsoles (e.g. “AIR” and “LACET”). And an homage to France, Louis Vuitton’s headquarters, is seen in mini flags and the usage of French phrases just like the aforementioned “lacet,” French for lace.
Abloh’s love of the literal can also be honored on the facade of the warehouse, which has been painted shiny orange to imitate a Nike shoe field. You possibly can’t miss the towering statue of a break dancer both.
The footwear are affixed to the partitions, with projectors casting clouds on the ceiling and lights lending a blue-purple hue over the room. Specifically positioned mirrors lend a whimsical really feel to the exhibit, as does a monstrous treehouse within the again—a bodily illustration of childhood goals—and the pursuit of them. Inside that interactive area, you’ll discover a temper board, turntable, and a brief movie that includes Abloh.