Strange Math, by Ephraim Asili for Louis Vuitton.
Assistant Professor of Film and Electronic Arts and Director of Film and Electronic Arts Ephraim Asili directed the Louis Vuitton Spring-Summer 2023 Men’s fashion show in Paris. A tribute to Victor Abloh, fashion designer and creative director for Louis Vuitton who passed away in November 2021, the show opened with a cinematic prelude conceived and directed by Asili. Asili’s film, titled Strange Math
, explores the relationship between imagination and reality, which are central themes to the collection. The show’s soundtrack was a combination of the score for the film, “Enlightenment” by the Sun Ra Arkestra, Florida A&M University in Tallahassee's a live performing marching band The Marching 100, and featured live performance by Kendrick Lamar.