Famous luxury fashion brand, Louis Vuitton takes fashion design to a whole new level following the release of its Men’s Autumn/Winter 2021 collection featuring 3D cityscape designs.
The fashion show, which premiered on 21 January featured an interesting showcase of the collection that included expressive poetry, music as well as dance. As a means to shift preconceived ideas of dress codes, Virgil Abloh, the artistic director for Louis Vuitton’s menswear presented puffer jackets which were made of 3D designs of world famous buildings as well as landmarks. The garments featured well recognized buildings from popular cities ranging from New York, Chicago and Paris.
Speaking to Vogue about what inspired the collection, Abloh had this to say:
“When I grew up, my father wore Kente cloth, with nothing beneath it, to family weddings, funerals, graduations. When he went to an American wedding, he wore a suit. I merged those, celebrating my Ghanaian culture.”
The designer then further reminisced about a memory of his mother when asked about the inclusion of a diagonal green-on-white print incorporated on a motocross suit, saying:
“It’s a memory of the wax print fabric my mom had around the house when I was growing up. She was the one who taught me to sew, and she had learnt it with a tailor in Ghana.”