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Virgil Abloh Named the New Menswear Designer for Louis Vuitton
Virgil Abloh Named the New Menswear Designer for Louis Vuitton

The renowned American creative designer, Virgil Abloh, who happens to also be the founder of the Milan-based fashion label Off-White, has been announced as the new menswear designer for one of the most powerful fashion houses in the world, Louis Vuitton

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Image Credit to Francois Durand/Getty Images. Image Source: New York Times

“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.” – Virgil Abloh

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Model Romee Strijd wears an Off-White c/o Virgil Abloh anorak, turtleneck, and skirt ($540). Heron Preston wears an Off-White c/o Virgil Abloh coat, anorak, jeans, and boots. Photographed by Sebastian Kim, Vogue, October 2015

Abloh’s knowledge of the luxury and streetwear sectors is reflected in the increase of consumer-driven intermingling, which as a whole, had a major impact on global sales of these esteemed sectors, according to a study by consulting firm, Bain & Company. The Chief executive of Louis Vuitton, Michael Burke added that “Virgil is incredibly good at creating bridges between the classic and the zeitgeist of the moment”. The first-generation Ghanaian-American designer had actually spent six months interning at Fendi with Kanye West, in which, then, Burke was the chief executive.

 

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Image Credit to Francois Durand/Getty. Image Source: NY Times

Regarded as one of fashion’s best purveyors of coolness and a master of using irony, self-awareness and reference, the designer is able to contextualize the familiar while also giving it a cultural touch. The designer has worked with renowned names, such as Nike, Jimmy Choo, Moncler and has done a project, which is about to come out, with IKEA.

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Off White Collection Fall 2015. Photo by Virgil Abloh. Image Source: GQ Australia

“For the last eight to 10 years we’ve been having this conversation about what’s new, and for me, that has to do with making luxury relatable across generations,” said Virgil Abloh, adding that, “The first thing I am going to do is define new codes. My muse has always been what people actually wear, and I am really excited to make a luxury version of that.”

 

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