Louis Vuitton Pre-Spring 2023 “Fall in Love” Collection

Built on Virgil Abloh’s belief that a DJ’s function is akin to that of a designer, Louis Vuitton unveiled its pre-Spring 2023 “Fall in Love” collection. The upcoming lineup explores how DJs and designers are sampling established genres to create sounds and looks that resonate with the perspectives of new generations. Inspired by the legendary New York loft parties of David Mancuso, popularly considered the very first DJ.

Importantly, the Pre-Spring 2023 collection was designed by Virgil before his untimely death, and produced by the creative teams and collaborators he worked with continuously at Louis Vuitton during his tenure as Men’s Artistic Director.

Starting in the 1970s, David Mancuso hosted listening parties at his New York apartment, known as “The Loft”, under the banner “Love Will Save the Day”. The parties chronicled the era dominated by civil rights and counterculture, from anti-racism to gender equality and the LGBTQ+ movement. Virgil drew inspiration from Mancuso’s transformative practice of playing records from start to finish, in his continued evolution of dress codes to promote ideas of anti-prejudice and egalitarianism.

Louis Vuitton’s “Fall in Love” Pre-Spring 2023 collection develops a complete wardrobe underlined by a sense of dynamic wearability. The range moves effortlessly between contemporary styles of traditional outerwear in a variety of constructions, luxury workwear and casual sportswear. Streetwear elements flow through an optical op art print that interprets the LV monograms and music note graphics that adorn the shirts.

Footwear expressions include suede chukka boot, square toe leather loafers marked by foam sole with monogram decoration, soft leather dance shoes and oxford styles. While carry styles come in two ranges, the Taurillon Denim line in denim with tan contrast stitching and the Record Canvas line which features archival monograms from Louis Vuitton notebooks.

Take a look at the Louis Vuitton Pre-Spring 2023 “Fall in Love” collection above.

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