The Louis Vuitton boutique in Via Montenapoleone in Milan, with the arrival of the new men’s Spring/Summer 2022 Amen Break collection, the last one created by Virgil Abloh who died prematurely last November 28, pays homage to the memory of the American designer with a series of installations, including a giant origami in the shape of an airplane.
Inside the courtyard of the boutique, it will be possible to see this large toy airplane made of paper, placed on a mirrored platform and characterized by the now iconic clouds.
The installations positioned inside the windows are instead dedicated to the world of chess which – besides being a reference to the Damier pattern invented by Georges Vuitton in 1888 – represents a metaphor of human life, as in Ingmar Bergman’s 1957 masterpiece film “The Seventh Seal“.
In the very opening of the film, we witness a chess game between a knight returning from the Crusades and the impersonated death who announces the arrival of his hour. Being a good chess player, the knight tries to challenge death itself who accepts the challenge by giving him some more time, with one purpose: to find a meaning and a reason why life is worth living. The concept behind this scene, translated into our lives, is that against death there is no victory, but regardless we will continue to play our game giving meaning to the life we live until the last available moment.