LOUIS VUITTON PRESENTS FALL WINTER 2022 MEN SPIN OFF SHOW
Louis Vuitton Men’s collection by Virgil Abloh Fall-Winter 2022.
‘𝓛𝓸𝓾𝓲𝓼 Dreamhouse2’ Bangkok, June 2022.
Circularity is central to the practice of Virgil Abloh. At Louis Vuitton, the legacy of the Men’s Artistic Director is founded in arcs: the coming-of-age premise, the global perspective, and the cycle of creativity. The Fall-Winter 2022 Spin-Off Show in Bangkok – which debuts nine previously unseen looks from the orig – inal collection – explores these ideas through circular motifs. Drawing on the construct fundamental to its first presentation in January 2022, the collection unfolds in a Louis Dreamhouse²: a new squaring of existing ideas and imaginary spaces. It manifests in a physical but surrealist sphere where everything is circulat – ed: the sun orbits the set as models travel in circular passages and instruments float planetarily in the dreamy ether. I Dreamt of You, a cinematic prelude created for the show’s digital audience, portrays the Boyhood Ideology® key to the philosophy of Virgil Abloh through the lens of the director Sivaroj Kongsakul. Based on the film-maker’s own childhood memories, the story follows the formative experiences of an 11-year-old boy in the surroundings of rural Thailand. It is an illustration of a belief integral to Virgil Abloh’s world view: Youth is global.
“We might go to India or Kansas or Cuba, but wherever we go the focus is youth: the stage in your life before you’ve been taught or programmed to do, think or wear certain things. And in that study, you realise that teenagers on opposite sides of the world are dealing with the same things. It reflects the fact that, fundamentally, we are all one.”
–Virgil Abloh, June 2019.
“I’m challenging myself not to do fashion collections, but a modern anthropology.”