In January 2020, Louis Vuitton and the National Basketball Association (NBA) introduced a new three-year creative partnership, and since then, the two have collaborated on a custom designed Trophy Travel Case. The case is a double-door clothing trunk imprinted with dual signature LV emblems. Another breakthrough capsule collection comprising of limited-editing clothes, accessories, leather goods, and shoes, are all at the crossroads of French workmanship and American athletics. The Louis Vuitton x NBA Capsule Collection II, the second iteration of the genre-crossing collaboration was launched by the French fashion company.

The Pre-Fall 2021 basketball-inspired range expands the extent of the continuing cooperation with an examination of ‘90s court-side madness via the Maison’s high end fashion lens, with head creative Virgil Abloh’s enlightened design codes at its foundation.

The second LV x NBA capsule, like the first, mimics a professional player’s outfit in three dress styles: game, travel, and press conference.

Travel has a relaxed-fit suit component such as floral-printed blouson and pant, as well as a logo-adorned sweatshirt and short combination, among others. Casual shirts with multi-toned writing spelling out the fashion label’s name, each letter reflecting the typography of a distinct NBA franchise, and shorts with the brand’s varsity insignia are standouts in the game selection. Sharply fitted suits and overcoats create a professional aesthetic in the press conference portion, while a graphic embossed visual leather bomber provides a laid-back-yet-sophisticated look and feel.

With the new ball pouches and basketball holders, an updated range of leather bags puts a fresh spin on the basketball net details that emerged in the previous capsule. Along with elegant loafers, monogram ankle boots, and logo-embossed slides, among other current styles, a black monogram-printed leather Keepall makes an appearance. The new set of jewelry also includes oversized chain necklaces and a boxy ring with the LV x NBA emblem – a not to the league’s winning ring.

Select items including a trademark blouson, distinctive shorts, an NBA-printed Keepall bag, and the range’s logo-centric, basket-inspired accessories, were created in collaboration with designer Don Crawley.