19th of January 2023, Paris, France – A tent in Cour Carrée du Louvre became the main “attraction” for fashionists in love with Louis Vuitton. It was the day when Colm Dillane made his debut as the luxury house designer with a Men collection post –Virgil Abloh.
The show was opened by singer Rosalia who prepared the stage and public for a wonderful eclectic show. The set was decorated by Gondry brothers as a child’s bedroom turning into a teenager to highlight the theme of growing-up. It was an honest artistic dialogue telling the story of a child up to his formative age with a pin to the idea that the inner child in a men always stays within.
The personality of Colm Dillane shaped up in artsy, nonconformist and anything-can-be-done Brooklyn New York is the key to keep up with the bold and creative legacy left for the house by Virgil Abloh.
Classic Louis Vuitton menswear like suits, hoodies, trainers have been reinterpreted in a witty, surreal and playful way to deliver the message of always remembering and cherishing the inner child inside the adult – one of the symbols Virgil Abloh always stayed loyal to.
The naive name and hand-drawn artwork of Dillane’s own brand, KidSuper, had an impact on it. His multicolored child-like paintings of people and domestic interiors were hyper-elaborated into Louis Vuitton patchworked tracksuits and jacquarded onto a suit, formal coat, and a souvenir Louis Vuitton Keepall.
The Louis Vuitton Men Fall 2023 collection demonstrated an expression of reinventing classic house codes with the most luxurious fashion techniques while drawing on the formative moments of our upbringing and the rites of passive from childhood to adulthood.
What might happen next with Louis Vuitton remains to be discovered.
Dillane’s graffiti in yellow on a gray topcoat seemed to say that: “Blurry Vision of a Bright Future,” it read.