“We are a generation that’s searching for what rules you can break. Or, which rules are the real ones.” The late Virgil Abloh, previous artistic director of Louis Vuitton’s menswear collection, once said. Set to take place in the vibrant city of Bangkok, Thailand later today, the Louis Vuitton men’s fall/winter 2022 spin-off show is a reshowing of his ethereal fall/winter 2022 collection first presented in January, this time with nine previously unseen looks added to the line-up.
The upcoming show is heavily influenced by the idea of circularity, from the repeated presentation of the fall/winter 2022 looks to the ‘sun’ orbiting the models, who will travel the circular runway of the dream-like Louis Dreamhouse² set. The surreal architecture blends together dream and reality states, and is informed by the designer’s ‘Boyhood Ideology’, which he defined as “seeing the world with the unspoiled eyes of a child”.
Inspired by a child’s limitless point of view unsullied by manmade notions such as “masculine or feminine” and “black or white”, Abloh’s last collection for the French luxury fashion house will feature whimsical printed separates, sculptural hats and more.
Catch the livestream of the Louis Vuitton men’s fall/winter 2022 spin-off show today at 8.30pm Singapore time below.