In a moment where we are producing more content than meaning and copy comes before originals, Louis Vuitton menswear artistic director Virgil Abloh decided to send a search party deep into the archives of oral history to remember something real. He arrived at a critical music history kernel: “Amen, Brother,” a 1969 B-side track by the Winstons that went on to become one of the most sampled in history thanks to its appearance on DJs BreakBeat Lou and Lenny Roberts’s 1986 compilation, Ultimate Breaks and Beats. The Spring Summer 2022 menswear collection that follows pays tribute to the multiverses that sprung out of “Amen, Brother’s” originality and other untapped possibilities in instances of Black excellence yet to be recognized by the mainstream. Here, photographer Micaiah Carter honors Abloh’s intentions and pushes the idea forward by capturing a series of inspirational friends and creatives.
Artists Model the Latest Menswear Collection from Louis Vuitton
Virgil Abloh’s new collection is energizing the next generation of young creatives, captured here by photographer Micaiah Carter.