Virgil Abloh, founder of the most hyped street wear label Off-White, and a long time friend of Kanye West, is the next men's wear artistic director of Louis Vuitton, one of the most heritage and influencing luxury brand in the world.
Following Kim Jone's departure from Louis Vuitton to Dior, LV took to instagram to announced the arrival of Virgil as their new member.
"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
Virgil's new position in Louis Vuitton is sure to shape the future of luxurious brands as well as street wear itself. Will we see more collaboration between luxury powerhouse Louis Vuitton and other street wear label? Only time will tell.
Multiple creative minds took to instagram to congratulate Virgil Abloh on this recent news.
Last but no least, Mr Kim Jones