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Virgil Abloh new artistic director at Louis Vuitton
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Mar '18
Virgil Abloh; Courtesy: Louis Vuitton
Virgil Abloh; Courtesy: Louis Vuitton
Luxury house Louis Vuitton has appointed Virgil Abloh as its new men’s artistic director, with immediate effect. The first show of Abloh for Louis Vuitton will take place in June during Men’s Fashion Week in Paris. In 2019, Abloh will have a major exhibition of his past and current works at the Museum of Contemporary Art of Chicago, Illinois.

"Having followed with great interest Abloh’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’s menswear into the future," said Michael Burke, Louis Vuitton’s chairman & CEO.

'It is an honour for me to accept the position of men’s artistic director for Louis Vuitton. I find the heritage and creative integrity of the House are key inspirations and will look to reference them both while drawing parallels to modern times," Virgil Abloh. (RR)

 

Fibre2Fashion News Desk – India


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