The pre-fall 2022 collection, announced Monday, has been completed and photographed before Abloh passed away on November 28, 2021, according to Vuitton.
Michael Burke, Vuitton’s president and chief executive officer, told WWD earlier that the brand’s fall 2022 collection, which will be shown next January during Paris Men’s Fashion Week, 95 percent done at the time of Abloh’s death. Therefore, that will indeed be Abloh’s last collection for the brand.
The previous collection continues the idea of “childhood thinking,” a term that Abloh developed when he introduced his first pre-collection at home.
“What makes men’s clothing? Son has. I believe that the building blocks that stack up over the course of our lives form the story of what defines men’s apparel. My work today bears evidence of everything that happened to me in the past: how I was raised, educated, and how I developed,” he said at the time.
The result is a wardrobe that is a blend of traditional menswear concepts for a new generation of luxury consumers. Tailored cuts are complemented by comfortable cuts and details commonly found in women’s apparel design, while sportswear products are enhanced with premium fabrics such as fur, leather and silk. .
Standout pieces include a jacket featuring the brand’s signature mountain and Damier pattern that fades into small pieces to reveal a miniature LV logo; a white mink padded vest cut in an XL monogram; bee hats and veils with graffiti graphics designed by Milan-based tattoo artist Ghusto Leon, and pieces with faded patterns and monograms, are introduced for the first time in the fall collection. 2022 of the brand.
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