Big news in the world of fashion.
Luxury fashion house Louis Vuitton named Virgil Abloh, the founder, and CEO of the Off-White; its new Menswear Artistic Director, taking over from Kim Jones who announced his departure just last week. Abloh will show his first collection for Louis Vuitton during Paris Men’s Fashion Week this coming June.
This comes as huge news for the fashion community, and one thing is for certain. Streetwear is the new high fashion.
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@VirgilAbloh joins #LouisVuitton. "Having followed with great interest Virgil's ascent since he worked with me at Fendi in 2006, I am thrilled to see how his innate creativity and disruptive approach have made him so relevant, not just in the world of fashion but in popular culture today. His sensibility towards luxury and savoir-faire will be instrumental in taking Louis Vuitton menswear into the future" – Michael Burke, Louis Vuitton Chairman and CEO