If you’re into conspiracy theories like us, you’d most likely have heard of the Mandela effect — a phenomenon that makes us question things of the past — like countless people distinctly remember Nelson Mandela passing away in the 1980s. Fun fact: he didn’t.
In a fashion context, four out of five surveyed (okay, it’s us) seem to have the impression that the Louis Vuitton Damier Canvas was created after the iconic Monogram canvas (the latter was created by Georges Vuitton as an homage to his father).
News flash: #fakenews. The Louis Vuitton Damier Canvas was invented in 1888 before the Monogram canvas (the Monogram canvas was invented in 1896) and was influenced by the striped Raye canvas.
While the Louis Vuitton Damier Canvas has seen a resurgence in recent years – Damier Azur in 2006 that celebrated the French Riviera and the Damier Graphite in 2008 — the Louis Vuitton Damier Graphite Giant Collection this season isn’t just on the most wanted list.
Its design is timely for how we like our fashion now — subtle, functional and very if-you-know-you-know.
An overlay of supersized Damier checks in gradient hues of blue, orange and white lends a literal stroke of visual interest and with the play of scales of the iconic Damier signature, it becomes le coq sportif.
If you need some visual proof of how subtle flexing the Louis Vuitton Damier Graphite Giant Collection is, just click through the gallery. Consider yourself sold, we know we are.
The Louis Vuitton Damier Graphite Giant Collection is available for you to cop here.