You know the story: Earlier this month, Louis Vuitton announced that KidSuper’s Colm Dillane would guest design its
On January 19, Dillane and LV’s in-house design team revealed the fruits of their labor at the Cour Carrée du Louvre, the main courtyard of the iconic Parisian museum. As Rosalía performed, models debuted designs that weren’t too far off from Virgil Abloh’s work during his tenure as creative director of Louis Vuitton menswear.
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There were technicolor hoodies, outwear constructed of paneling that cobbled together a face, suiting splashed with pithy slogans such as “FANTASTIC IMAGINATION” and “blurry vision of a bright future.” In a press release, Louis Vuitton summed up the collection nicely, describing the playful yet sophisticated range as “boyish and surreal.”
At a re-see held in Paris this morning, Highsnobiety got up close and personal with Dillane’s one-off stint at LV. Off the runway, the craftsmanship behind the collection’s childlike facade became clear. Louis Vuitton is revered for the quality of its materials and meticulous construction, and FW23 is no different — just peep the collection’s 40th look, a varsity jacket appliquéd with a wash of crystals painstakingly placed to spell out “LOUIS VUITTON” using negative space.
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