In a cinematic spectacle at Paris Fashion week, Virgil Abloh presented his exuberant style in his Spring/Summer 2022 menswear collection for Louis Vuitton.
The collection touched on themes of rave culture, martial arts and gender and was presented in a film called ‘Amen Break’ – a reference to a little-known drum riff from a song called ‘Amen, Brother’ by funk-soul group The Winstons.
“The film reflects on a historic moment in Black art and culture when electronic music and hip-hop emerged like twins from the same egg, and trickled into every part of the globe,” the brand said in a release.
Other key looks included landscape bags created in jacquard made from recycled polyester thread and two suits made in collaboration by New York artist Jim Joe – one black suit with beaded embroidery and a full-body knit morph suit with a chequer pattern.
Also revealed was a first glimpse of Louis Vuitton’s collaboration with Nike. This season, the designer took Nike’s iconic Air Force 1s and stamped them in the LV monogram and are available across 27 colour-ways. Abloh also offered up a neon orange trunk, embossed in calf leather, with a 3D swoosh tag hanging from the handle – like a very expensive Nike shoe box!