Multi-hyphenate creative Pharrell Williams will present his debut Louis Vuitton menswear collection today (June 20, 2023) in Paris, an event preceded by multiple profiles in the press. Williams has provided some preview looks at the collection, which will include the use of a pixilated damier and brightly-colored Speedy bags as featured in a campaign starring Rihanna.
The 50-year-old creative has been photographed wearing some of the fall 2023 collection, including a pair of boot cut jeans embroidered with faces derived from paintings by Black artist Henry Taylor.
Williams has also surrounded himself with longtime collaborative partners, starting with Cactus Plant Flea Market designer Cynthia Lu, who already created a friends and family CPFM t-shirt printed on a Louis Vuitton blank for William’s 50th birthday in Tokyo. He’s also brought on board Matthew Henson, who is A$AP Rocky‘s longtime stylist and has styled Williams for the past few years. Both Lu and Henson have been tasked with styling the runway looks.