After Kim Jones’ exit from Louis Vuitton, the brand has announced that Virgil Abloh will take his place. According to The New York Times, “founder of the haute street wear label Off-White and a longtime creative director for Kanye West, will be the next artistic director of men’s wear at Louis Vuitton.”
Just minutes ago, Virgil also teased his position by posting this photo on Instagram.
How does he feel about this appointment? “I feel elated. 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.”
Congratulations, Virgil! We can’t wait to see your first collection during Paris Men’s Fashion Week in June.