Louis Vuitton has unveiled its Men’s Spring/Summer 2022 collection.
As a part of Paris Fashion Week, Creative Director Virgil Abloh revealed his Spring/Summer 2022 collection in the form of a film, Amen Break, and it touched on familiar themes. Named after the seminal drum solo in the little-known track “Amen, Brother” by 1960s soul group The Winstons, and directed by Mahfuz Sultan, the film is a fantastical exploration of “ideas of transmission. The act of passing something from one person to another, activating waves of change across generations and impacting the lives of others.”
The film’s narrative is an abstract interpretation of the story of Lupe Fiasco, the American fine artist and rapper, who grew up on the Southside of Chicago amid the gang turbulence of the ’70s and ‘80s. Determined to offer another way out for young people in the area, Fiasco’s father – an African drummer and member of the Black Panther Party – organised martial arts studies as an alternative path. By employing the philosophical values of martial arts as a solution to the problem, Fiasco impacted a generation of kids with ideas of peace, understanding and empow – erment. A local legend, his work in the community served to neutralise archetypical preconceptions and open a gateway of oppor – tunity previously obscure.
Take a look at some of the pieces below.
The collection features suits, tracksuits, fluid silhouettes in the form of dresses and skirts, the luxury fashion’s move towards gender fluidity. Accessories include new soft trunks and artistic Keepall bags, which complement the collection’s palette of rainbows and neons