Discover LOUIS VUITTON Spring Summer 2023 Menswear Collection, that reimagines the symbols of childhood through the brand’s savoir-faire, presented on June 23rd, as part of the ongoing Paris Fashion Week. The collection was designed by the Louis Vuitton Studio Prêt-à-Porter Homme, and it brings a visual manifestation of childhood dreams. It celebrates imagination and the way childlike fantasies come to life. The shrunken and oversized dimensions of the looks are inspired by the idea of a wardrobe grown-into or outgrown, and its also nods to 1990s skater community’s dress code. French romanticism fills the collection, featuring flower fields motifs that represent harmony in diversity, as well as the prickly flower motifs, a symbol of resilience and healing. A manifestation of our childhood dreams, fairy tales, majesty, whimsy, ornament moulded leather tailoring and bags, and feature in delicate lace garments.
“The impulse to turn imagination into creation begins with the instruments of our childhood: toys, building blocks and the tools of the sandbox. As we grow and refine, so do the devices that bring our ideas to life. Through the savoir-faire integral to Louis Vuitton, the collection reflects on this transition in figurative and literal ways. Children’s building blocks and playdough elements adorn garments and accessories, while toolbox components – such as scissors, tweezers and clamps – embellish garments as three-dimensional embroidered pendants. The motifs celebrate the expert ateliers of the Maison, and serve as symbols of the painstaking savoir-faire that makes up the collection, from the development of fabrics to hand- embroideries, hand-beading, hand-crocheting, Shiburi tie-dye, and intricate leather moulding, as well as technological ingenuity like static electricity fabrics and SpeakerMan backpacks composed of genuine and 3D-printed loudspeakers.
Crochet hand-executed in the image of the Louis Vuitton flower adorns the sleeves of tailoring and appears as patching on varsity jackets, bomber jackets and shirts. Denim appears in rainbow monogram jacquard, in jacquard washes, and overprinted with fraying, as well as in a Parisian photo montage print on discharged denim pieces. Flower field motifs nod at French impressionism and materialise on dégradé tapestry chenille coats and puffer jackets overembroidered with the same motif, as a print on draped pyjamas in crêpe silk with embroidery, and woven into a knitted top.” from Louis Vuitton