Collaboration is at the heart of Louis Vuitton, inherent in its DNA, and this Men’s season furthers the spirit of connectivity, proving that it is the catalyst for creativity. With a new creative director yet to be named following the untimely and industry-shattering passing of creative genius Virgil Abloh, Louis Vuitton announced earlier this month that its Men’s Fall 2023 collection would be guest-designed for the first time in brand history, and last week, it arrived.
The Maison tapped Colm Dillane, founder of the experimental streetwear label KidSuper, to design the collection, which draws on the formative moments of boyhood. Filmmakers Michel and Olivier Gondry constructed an intricate set for the presentation, showcasing various moments of a boy’s childhood, all inspired by their own memories.
An Ode to the Digital Age
The collection itself focuses on human connection and how the first generation raised on the internet grew up, with each piece revolving around the idea of our collective interconnectedness. There’s also the thought that because of our hyper-focus on being connected 24/7, we leave imprints in life, whether digital, physical, or emotional. This is showcased in computerized motifs throughout the collection.
Further odes to the digital age are expressed in the bags that walked the runway, like an intricate reimagination of the classic Keepall, which features structured fragments of leather that are printed with scans from real letters in varying languages. The collection also explored the age of connectivity through film, with camera bags that filmed their surroundings as they were toted on the runway by the models. Classic shapes are remade, fusing our modern world with House history, and marking a new era for Louis Vuitton. View bags from the runway below, images courtesy of Louis Vuitton.