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THE “DREAMHOUSE” THAT VIRGIL BUILT: Louis Vuitton’s Fall-Winter 2022 Menswear Show
Text by Kee | Photos courtesy of Louis Vuitton
21.01.2022
Louis Vuitton's fall-winter 2022 menswear show
Louis Vuitton's fall-winter 2022 menswear show
Louis Vuitton's fall-winter 2022 menswear show
Louis Vuitton's fall-winter 2022 menswear show
Louis Vuitton's fall-winter 2022 menswear show
Louis Vuitton's fall-winter 2022 menswear show
Louis Vuitton's fall-winter 2022 menswear show
Louis Vuitton's fall-winter 2022 menswear show
Louis Vuitton's fall-winter 2022 menswear show
Louis Vuitton's fall-winter 2022 menswear show
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For the first time in a long while, the clothes weren’t the expected talking point even though it was the showing of a seasonal collection from a major fashion house. Louis Vuitton’s fall-winter 2022 menswear collection, the supposed final collection from the late Virgil Abloh, was unveiled to a select group of close friends, family, and VIPs at the Carreau du Temple in Paris. And as usual, it was a masterclass of a runway show that we have come to expect from an Abloh-blessed collection, combining the pillars of dance, culture, art, architecture, music, and fashion. The set design of the show was a dreamscape, a visual amalgamation of ideas that Abloh had obsessed over during the eight seasons with the Parisian fashion house, founded on the premise of realising his boyhood dreams in adulthood (also known as Boyhood Ideology). Titled Dreamhouse, it featured the red tiled roofing of a home next to a flight of stairs, a California king bed, and a long dining table, just to name a few. The clothes continue to be just as playful, with teasers prior to the show already letting us in on some of the leather goods to satisfy the Abloh fandom including paint can-inspired bags and a backpack with climbing wall slabs as décor. But like we said, the 67 looks were secondary to the occasion (for now) though there’s plenty to pore through, including those bridal veils, bunny ear balaclavas, and lace wings. There’s little doubt that even before the release of this collection, many collectors would have already marked the entire collection as a grail. And we’re sure self-professed hypebeasts would be staring hard at the footwear selection and colourway updates too. Meanwhile, the last 10 looks or so were running high with an all-white theme, which might be symbolic of a spiritual ending of his time on this plane. Rest in power, king.

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