Photography by Koji Yano
Artists like Dan Flavin and James Turrell have played on our innate fascination with all things vibrant to make compelling illuminated masterworks. Perhaps it’s with the same instinct that fashion designers have decided to turn us into radiant creatures this season. Dries Van Noten’s neon silhouettes would be right at home under the strobe of a Berlin rave, while Louis Vuitton is stepping into 2.0 territory, serving up reflective lenses and a wardrobe as sharp as a laser beam. These hybrid garments merge technical fabrics with fluorescent tape, holograms, and glow-in-the-dark pigments, bringing a glimmer of futurism to menswear. As the days start getting shorter, bring your own light to the streets — it’s a one-of-a-kind way to stand out in the cityscape.
Dan Flavin: Rooms of Light by Angela Vettese (Skira), $14.95
Watch by Victorinox Swiss Army, $3,295
Boxer briefs by Puma, $10 each
Cap by Diego Zúñiga, $37
Model Adonis Bosso in Nocebo, photographed by Rainer Torrado. See the full series here.
Navy lightweight jacket by EFM, $460; Camden New Cup sneakers by Lacoste Sport, $104.99
Sunglasses by Louis Vuitton, $735
James Turrell: A Retrospective by Michael Govan and Christine Y. Kim (Prestel), $75
Pants by Dries Van Noten, $840
Nylon-and-patent Jeddi sneakers by Alejandro Ingelmo, $650
Tape shirt by Y-3, $375