Louis Vuitton showcased their Spring/Summer 2023 Men’s Collection inspired by the memories of our childhood.
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Imaginations give life to our creativity. We recall our child-like minds before as it made a creative playground where we once built castles and monuments, and became princesses of the realm or the explorers that venture into the unknown. It is when we enlarge the precious playthings gifted to us in our early life and breathe life into them as we carry them in our minds as the years pass by. They become the building blocks of our hopes and dreams, and Louis Vuitton captures the very essence of imagination.
As Louis Vuitton Studio Prêt-à-Porter Homme launched their Spring/Summer 2023 Men’s Show, they tapped into our childlike imagination as Carré du Louvre was turned into a magnified toy racetrack. With its loops and turns as it leads us to a path of endless childlike fantasies, a parade of childhood memories marches into the track bringing a world of pageantry and wonder to life.
The collection starts with impressions of French romanticism as motifs of flower fields gracefully cascade in the runway. Inspired by the delicate floral paintings found in the ceilings of Parisian Architecture, the collection is a manifestation of childhood fairy tales and majesty.
As the motif spreads out into the collection, the silhouettes are inspired by the process of growth. A semi-relaxed ensemble constructed with shoulder pads gives the feeling of wearing blazers as hoodies. In contrast with their selection of fitted suits, ties were attached at the sides of either the jacket or trouser to accentuate one’s figure. A playful reminder of the pieces in our wardrobe that we have grown-into or outgrown.
Styled with the 1990s dress code of the skater community, interpretations of impressionist paintings and floral elements are transformed into tapestries, prints, and embroidery. The selection has an endearing juxtaposition as puffer jackets are embroidered with a floral motif while others were skillfully decorated with an image of the Louis Vuitton flower.
Though another narrative plays as trinkets of our past are adorned on the garments. Origami paper planes whiz through the ensemble, textures of playdough evoke a nostalgic feeling, and cartoon prints to pay tribute to a classic childhood trope.
As we view the collection in its entirety, we see a celebration of resilience and hope despite the circumstances the world has been through. The Spring/Summer 2023 Men’s Collection brought a sense of joyful harmony as it tapped into the innocence and imagination we once had in our early life. A beautiful reminder of where we once started as we continue to journey further into the future.
Louis Vuitton is located at Greenbelt 3 and The Shoppes in Solaire. Discover the complete collection on their website.