VIRGIL GOES TO LV
On March 26, 2018
The king of street wear and cult brand Off-White’s founder Virgil Abloh, is now the Artistic Director for luxury label Louis Vuitton’s men’s wear.Â Virgil succeeds Kim Jones, who announced his departure last week. Considering there are (and were!) only a few black designers leading big fashion brands; such as Olivier Rousting for Balmain or Ozwald Boateng for Givenchy – Virgil’s succession to a leading role of a French fashion house is monumental. The designer will present his first collection for Louis Vuitton in June during the Paris Men’s fashion week.
â€œI 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,” said Virgil in a statement.
At the age of 22 Virgil made headlines by becoming a creative consultant to Kanye West and also while working as an intern for the singer at the fashion house, Fendi. Earlier today, the designer posted a photo of a Louis Vuitton monogram trunk with the initials LV on it, to his Instagram page, confirming the news to the world.
About The Author
Munal Shuja or Angel, as she is commonly known is among the few youths in the country who are fully dedicated to the field of fashion. As a fashion designer who runs her own brand, a freelance stylist, illustrator and writer - Angel believes in offering her optimum in knowledge and skills in the field. Prior to becoming VIBE magazine's editor-in-chief, she wrote largely on fashion for the magazine sharing tips on style how-to's, interviewing designers and bringing the latest news on international fashion. Angel's career in fashion started at a young age - her creative instinct was nurtured, growing up in a studio with her father who is an artist. Angel began working as a freelance illustrator and designer whilst she was studying for her A'levels. She completed her fashion studies with an Instituto di Moda Burgo, Italian fashion design Diploma in Chandigarh, India. Her fashion illustrations were much in demand and she freelanced as a fashion illustrator before returning to the Maldives. In the year 2009, Angel started her fashion blog FAMUSHU - becoming the first fashion blog in the country. Documenting her own designs, illustrations, sharing her views on the local and international fashion scene on her blog shaped her first steps to becoming a fashion writer. After contributing fashion articles to local lifestyle and travel magazines; Angel successfully initiated the first fashion column in the Maldives' most widely circulated newspaper Haveeru and continued her tenure as Mihaaru's fashion columnist till 2016.