Pretty f***** epic if you ask me! I recently went on a rant how big fashion houses are losing their foot to smaller brands who are willing to take a chance on fresh new talent. All in the same breath, it was like the fashion gods heard our cry and delivered. Virgil Abloh appointed menswear designer at Louis Vuitton, an LVMH brand ran by the Arnaults. One of the oldest fashion houses to date getting inspiration from a newcomer. Could it be the secret to staying alive is staying young and new? Only time will tell the verdict for the Parisian fashion house.
Virgil’s keen eye for fashion and witty concepts made him cool kid on the block and we’re all eyes peeled for what he will do next. His first collection as LV’s menswear designer will be at mens’ fashion week in Paris this June. As thrilled as we are, no one seems more deserving in this time. Virgil has proven his artistic talents many times over bringing art and tastefulness into so many different realms that the human experiences. We wonder how he does it?!
Virgil proceeds Kim Jones. Jones will now head as artistic director at Dior Homme.