CALVINLUO Fall/Winter 2021 Collection Film
Ten years is the usual measure of an era, and while ten collections hardly add up to a decade, it marks a special milestone for Calvin Luo.
This anniversary reminds us of how much Calvin has achieved since his first collection. He was 20 years old when he showed in New York for the first time. He entered the New York official calendar at 22 and the Paris official calendar at 24. His collections have habited legendary venues such as the Whitney Museum in New York and Maxim’s in Paris and are now finding creative ways to exist digitally.
The CALVINLUO Fall/Winter 2021 collection celebrates its icons while it ushers the brand into a new era: the iconic cropped blazer recurs in richer colors and fabrics, the simple and crisp long windbreaker is now embellished with a textural metal chain, the abstract sequin embroidery – borrowed from the oversized dresses of previous seasons – now adorns an every-day camisole, basic sweaters and stretch knit shirts vibrate in colored patchworks. The icons are emboldened.
The collection is all encompassing. Calvin ambitiously designed its staging to be all embracing. Departing from the traditionally curated collection assets, Calvin presents his collection as if one were backstage right before a physical show. The film and images capture the electric energy when the designer, the stylist and the model frantically give the last touches to each look. The raw nature of its content shares more intimate views on the collection.