This is huge news! French luxury house Louis Vuitton has just named Virgil Abloh of OFF-WHITE fame as LV’s newest artistic director of menswear. This announcement comes off the announcement that former director Kim Jones was on his way out. This is a triumphant success not just for streetwear lovers, but for black creatives in the fashion world. Abloh’s new stint at LV will make him one of only a handful of black designers at the top of the fashion world.
According to The New York Times, Abloh will relocate his family to Paris to fulfil his new role.
This is a major step considering just over two years ago in an interview with Zane Lowe, Kanye remarked that French luxury labels turned their backs on West and his then fashion muse Virgil Abloh.