‘White Canvas: LV Trainer in Residence’ gathers a new recurrent collection of limited edition LV trainers reinterpreted by renowned artists. The idea, which goes back to former Men’s artistic director Virgil Abloh, is to employ the emblematic all-white leather low top LV trainers as a blank canvas for artistic exchange between Louis Vuitton and contemporary artists.
Curated by Sky Gellatly, the first installment of the project features reinterpreted LV sneakers by artist Lady Pink and Lee Quiñones, which we spotted at the opening of the exhibition followed by other versions from Rammellzee with original hand-painted sneaker adaptations within the context of their work. (other commercialized versions of the limited-edition LV trainers are being sold at the venue)
You can also feast your eyes with painting like the ‘Celtic Piece’ by Lady Pink, SPLIT #1 and Tablet 3 by Leeo Quinones and Incantation of the Queen Bee by Rammellzee as well as the ‘L’ and ‘V’ sculptures from his ‘Letters’ Racers alphabet. It’s also important to mention here that the exhibition is taking place in ‘Garage Traverse’ in Piazza San Babila in Milan which was a first fully-automated car garage in Italy and recently restored to house an ephemeral Louis Vuitton store and previously hosted a showcase for Louis Vuitton’s collaboration with Yayoi Kusama.