With just a week to go before the Fall/Winter fashion season hits the Paris runways, Louis Vuitton (LV) has tapped Brooklyn-based KidSuper founder Colm Dillane to collaborate on its menswear designs.
In the post-Virgil Abloh era, the luxury fashion house is eyeing a relaunch of the runway collaboration. The announcement was made on January 10, 2023, and comes after Louis Vuitton collaborated with Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama on an avant-garde collection featuring eclectic motifs and hand-printed polka dots on classic LV designs.
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A week of cooperation and fashion
It’s important to note that while Louis Vuitton is bringing in Dillan as the first guest designer to create silhouettes for the men’s section, he’s not taking the reins as creative director.
The partnership comes in time as the brand will launch its Fall/Winter 2023 menswear collection in Paris on January 19. The show will be created “with the participation” of Dillan and will reflect his creative vision. The statement also states, “in other words, Colm is built into the men’s studio.
Speak with Women’s clothing dailyMichael Burke, chairman and CEO of Vuitton, said: “It’s about chemistry.” And by doing so, he pointed not only to Dillan, but to a group of talented and creative minds who have to show menswear as a vision. These include filmmakers Olivier and Michel Gondry, best known for their music videos for Daft Punk, Foo Fighters and Björk, stylist Ibrahim Kamara and set designer Lina Kutsovskaya, he says. The New York Times. A world-famous musical sensation is also to be present at the show.
Who is Colm Dillane?
Dillane, 31, started selling his own designs on the streets of Soho in New York as a teenager in high school. He became a math major at New York University in 2010 and launched SuperKid in 2018.
Multimedia artist and entertainer Colm wears a number of feathers in his hat. He played professional soccer in Brazil for a year and directed award-winning short films, music videos and sold-out solo artist fashion shows. He was also rejected three times before finally being approved to show his designs at Paris Fashion Week in 2019. Incredible experiences and real-life stories fueled his thoughtful mind and reflected in his creations.
In 2021, LVMH awarded him the Karl Lagerfeld Prize. The following year, in 2022, Dillane was a CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund finalist and CFDA nominee for American Emerging Designer of the Year.
AND Vogue Business the report also states that two days after the Louis Vuitton project, Colm Dillane will return to Paris Fashion Week with KidSuper, “bringing together fashion and stand-up comedy.” Does that sound interesting? Wait and see what develops.
KidSuper designs and collaborations
KidSuper has been instrumental in introducing bold graphic prints and finished designs. What started as just a dorm business at NYU has now grown into a brand run by the likes of Jack Harlow, Gucci Mane and Mac Miller.
One of the signature pieces of the label is the “kissing” motif. The design resembles two people kissing and is a canvas for Dillane to showcase his graphic skills and imagination as he plays with contrasting colors and shades. It is used on puffer coats, trench coats, jackets and handbags and is a prominent part of all his collections. ‘
Some of KidSuper’s notable collaborations include brands such as Puma, Suicoke and Tommy Hilfiger.
(Main and main image credit: KidSuper / Instagram)
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