After Virgil Abloh’s death at the end of 2021, the house was left without a creative director, raising questions about who would succeed him at Vuitton. However, so far no one has been chosen.
For this collection, Vuitton chose Colm Dillane as guest designer in a collaborative effort that also included filmmakers Michel and Olivier Gondry, visual director Lina Kutsovskaya, and stylist Ib Kamara.
Striking designs happened on the catwalk; XXL coats, fur hoods and waist-hugging jackets. The suits were presented in shades of grey, wine and prints that include military camouflage.
In 2021, New Yorker Colm Dillane was the winner of the Karl Lagerfeld Award, awarded by the LVHM Prize, in which Virgil Abloh was a judge.
Starting out selling t-shirts in his high school cafeteria, Colm Dillane has now presented his collection at Paris Fashion Week. He too, he has directed award-winning short films, music videos as well as solo art fashion shows.
KidSuper is a Brooklyn, New York-based streetwear brand and creative studio that was founded in 2012, and since its creator Colm Dillane took the Karl Lagerfeld Award, it’s been on the rise.
“You never think that a brand as big as Louis Vuitton would be willing to take that risk,” Dillane said in an interview with The New York Times a few days ago.
“I thought there would be so many rules about what I was or wasn’t allowed to do, but they gave me the candy store. They allowed me to have a hand in all aspects: clothes, bags, shoes, accessories. It’s wild,” she added.
KidSuper is a genderless brand, and stars like Jack Harlow, A$AP TyY, Gucci Mane and Mac Miller love it. Their mission is to remind people that anything is possible.