When a inventive director creates a collection for a style show, there is far much more that goes into the styles and preparing then one particular would believe. We see the completed product—the clothes and the bags, but every show and collection normally comply with a incredibly distinct story, and for Virgil Abloh’s newest collection for Louis Vuitton, the story and the theme run deep.
Virgil Abloh’s Louis Vuitton Fall-Winter Men’s 2021 Collection pulls from the storyline of frequent archetypes: the Writer, the Artist, the Drifter, my Parents, the Salesman, the Hôtelier, the Gallery Owner, the Architect, and lastly, of Virgil Abloh himself. Though there are regular definitions for characters of society, Abloh investigates the presumptions created from how people today dress, their cultural background, gender, and sexuality. Abloh focuses on this in an try to take down walls and stereotypes, as a result producing much more and the very same possibilities for all.
One particular overarching motif of the collection is ‘Tourist vs. Purist’ which is Abloh’s comparison amongst the outsider who watches and aspires to be portion of the style and art landscape (Tourist) versus the insider who currently occupies this domain (Purist). With information and facts at our fingertips, Abloh believes we are portion of a bigger style eco-technique that can unite each sides.
The bags had been fairly delightful, ranging from daily wearable silhouettes to the collector’s things as nicely. LV Monogram canvas was employed to cover an airplane-shaped bag that will certainly turn into a piece that is most likely to sell out and then resell for far more than ask. A compact portfolio bag was spotted with black LV Monogram canvas and blue letters reading Louis Vuitton which was punctuated with an exclamation point. Other styles had wording as nicely, and one particular of my preferred accessories is what seems to be a Louis Vuitton coffee cup with a keychain. There had been also far much more sensible bags like Keepalls in varying sizes and colors, even exotic skins, which had been a delight. The simplistic nature of the cornerstone styles had been offered Virgil Abloh’s touches like each the ombré edge coloring and the compact alterations to the LV logo. The bags had been all fascinating, with lots of classic components when also providing a absolutely new point of view as nicely.
There had been un-developed objects and references all through, which is Vrigil Abloh’s term for factors that do not have distinct artistic ownership. And all of this begs the query, who can claim art and what defined low vs. higher?