Gone are the days of the ‘It’ bag. This season, fashion’s collective focus has fallen farther south, specifically just below the ankle.

Meet Archlight – Louis Vuitton Archlight, a new shoe joining the special class of street style sneakers. These chunky runners strode straight off the Spring/Summer 2018 catwalks and onto to the feet of fashion editors and style influencers, including Dubai’s Diala Makki.

Jaden Smith wears the Louis Vuitton Archlight at the 2018 Grammy Awards


Using a mix of technical fabrics, an unusual design that features a low ankle contrasted by a prominent tongue, and a multitude of colourways from silver to the signature Louis Vuitton monogram the sneaker embraces Nicolas Ghesquière’s signature aesthetic: energetic, innovative and futuristic with a hint of nostalgia.

Spider-Man Actress Laura Harrier wear’s the Spring/Summer 2018 to a Louis Vuitton event in October 2017


“We are all walking around in sneakers today and I thought it would be nice to pair them with extravagant ready-to-wear pieces?” Says Louis Vuitton’s creative director Nicolas Ghesquière. “What better than mixing 18th century clothing from France and Britain?”

With its iconic design and growing celeb following, scoop up a pair before your favourite colourway sells out.

And they will sell out.


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