Louis Vuitton Unveils its Pre-Spring 2023 "Fall in Love" Collection

Inspired by the legendary loft parties of David Mancuso, popularly considered the first-ever DJ.

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Built upon Virgil Abloh‘s belief that the function of a DJ is akin to that of a designer, Louis Vuitton has unveiled its Pre-Spring 2023 “Fall in Love” collection. The upcoming range explores how DJs and designers sample established genres to create sounds and looks that resonate with the outlooks of new generations. Drawing inspiration from the legendary New York loft parties of David Mancuso, popularly considered the first-ever DJ.

It is important to note, the Pre-Spring 2023 collection was conceived by Virgil before his untimely death, and carried out by the creative teams and collaborators with whom he continually worked at Louis Vuitton during his time as Men’s Artistic Director.

Starting in the ’70s, David Mancuso held listening parties in his New York apartment, known as “The Loft,” under the banner “Love Will Save the Day.” The parties were telling of 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 beginning to end, in his continual evolution of dress codes to promote ideas of anti-prejudice and egalitarianism.

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

Footwear expressions include a suede chukka boot, square-toed leather loafer marked by a foam sole with monogram decoration, soft leather dancing shoes and oxford styles. While carrying styles come in two ranges, the denim with tan contrast-stitching Taurillon Denim line and the Record Canvas line which presents monograms from archive Louis Vuitton notebooks.

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

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