Luxury house Louis Vuitton presented their Fall Winter 2021.22 Menswear Collection with a fashion film starring American rappers Mos Def and Saul Williams directed by film maker Wu Tsang.
Designer Virgil Abloh unveiled Louis Vuitton‘s collection that explores the unconscious biases instilled in our collective psyche by the archaic norms of society, at the recently finished Paris Fashion Week.
“The conceptual artist Lawrence Weiner constructs a series of aphorisms- as-patterns tied to these premises: “YOU CAN TELL A BOOK BY ITS COVER”, “THE SAME PLACE AT THE SAME TIME”, “( SOMEWHERE SOMEHOW )”. Throughout garments and accessories, motifs and techniques play on themes of illusion, replicating the familiar through the deceptive lenses of trompe l’oeil and filtrage, and re-appropriating the normal through extreme elevation. It fuels a study of the un-designed: items devoid of artistic ownership and exact historical provenance. The physical show invitation is embodied by a balsa wood DIY model plane, an eternal symbol of boyhood devoid of artistic ownership. Who came up with the paper cup? The metal nail? The pencil? It begs the question of who can claim creation: who gets to make art, and who gets to consume it. Conceived outside the art sphere, un-designed and essentially “normal” items represent a public domain continuously reinvented and claimed by the sector of art.” – From Louis Vuitton