The New Louis Vuitton Men’s Artistic Director Is Here
Virgil Abloh is now the new Louis Vuitton men’s artistic director. The Off-White founder and designer replaces Kim Jones.
The Off-White designer rose to popularity for his unique aesthetic. He has partnered with huge brands such as Nike and Jimmy Choo.
Moreover, Louis Vuitton also had a very successful collaboration with Supreme. This latest step may mean that the French fashion house is looking to focus on streetwear.
Abloh’s newest gig at Louis Vuitton will make him a part of black designers who heads a French heritage house. He joins the ranks of Olivier Rousteing at Balmain and Ozwald Boateng. The latter was the designer for Givenchy menswear from 2003 to 2007.
There were already rumors that Abloh would take over Kim Jones’ spot. The former LV men’s artistic designer replaces Kris Van Assche as the artistic director at Dior Homme.
“I feel elated, “Abloh said about his appointment. “This opportunity to think through what the next chapter of design and luxury will mean at a brand that represents the pinnacle of luxury was always a goal in my wildest dreams. And to show a younger generation that there is no one way anyone in this kind of position has to look is a fantastically modern spirit in which to start.”