Virgil Abloh's Louis Vuitton Bracelets Will Provide Funds for Children in Need

BY Harper's BAZAAR U.S. / Feb 26 2020 / 12:20 PM

The Silver Lockit bracelets are part of the Louis Vuitton for UNICEF partnership

Virgil Abloh's Louis Vuitton Bracelets Will Provide Funds for Children in Need

A new accessory put forth by Louis Vuitton is working to support vulnerable children around the world. Designed by the luxury fashion house's men's artistic director, Virgil Abloh, the Silver Lockit bracelet is the latest addition to the LVforUNICEF collection.

The bracelets retail for Dhs1,600 apiece, with Dhs370 from each purchase going toward UNICEF. The funds will provide access to basic resources like water, sanitation, nutrition, education, health, and protection services to children who live in conflict or disaster-prone areas. Among these children are those seeking refuge from the conflict in Syria, as well as host communities in neighboring Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey.

The Silver Lockit bracelet designed by Virgil Abloh

The bracelets come in four bold colors: black, orange, celadon green, and cerulean speckled with yellow. The design, influenced by Abloh's spring/summer 2020 collection, features a twisted cord linked by a small silver padlock emblazoned with the fashion house's famous logo.

The Silver Lockit also gets its inspiration from the tumbler lock, a 19th-century invention by Georges Vuitton. The lock was intended to protect a client's most precious belongings and, in 2016, was officially selected "as a symbol of sealing one's promise to help children at risk," according to a press release.

You can shop the bracelets in more than 150 Louis Vuitton locations worldwide.

From Harper's BAZAAR U.S.

Images: Courtesy of Louis Vuitton