LOUIS VUITTON APPOINTS STREET STYLE GENIUS AS NEW ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

APRIL 26,2019

MEET VIRGIL ABLOH

LVMH WELCOMES NEW ARTISTIC DIRECTOR FOR MENSWEAR MARCH 2018

 

IN JUNE, ABLOH WILL DISPLAY HIS COLLECTION DURING MENS FASHION WEEK IN PARIS.

“IT IS AN HONOR FOR ME TO ACCEPT THIS POSITION. 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”

ARTIST ON THE RISE

VIRGIL ABLOH IS NO STRANGER TO THE SPOTLIGHT  AND HAS CAUGHT THE WORLDS ATTENTION, SINCE HIS BRAND LABEL “OFF WHITE” TOOK OFF IN 2013.

ABLOH HAS EXPRESSED HIS CREATIVE GENIUS THROUGH HIS ABILITY TO COMBINE HIGH END STREET STYLE AND MODERN LUXURY FASHION. ADDITIONALLY, ABLOH HAS FOUND SUCCESS THROUGH HIS COLLABORATIVE EFFORTS AND CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE FASHION INDUSTRY.

A BRIEF BACKGROUND

OFF WHITE

“THE GRAY AREA BETWEEN BLACK AND WHITE”

– ABLOH DESCRIBES THE COMPANY OFF WHITE.

ABLOH IS THE CEO AND FOUNDER OF OFF WHITE, A MILAN BASED FASHION HOUSE, FOR HIGH END STREET WEAR ESTABLISHED IN 2013. SOON AFTER THE BRAND LAUNCHED IT QUICKLY CAUGHT GAINED ATTENTION IN DIFFERENT COUNTRIES, LEADING THE BRAND TO WORLDWIDE EXPANSION.

VIRGIL ABLOH WAS BORN IN ILLINOIS IN 1980. HE OBTAINED HIS DEGREE IN CIVIL ENGINEERING. HE LATER WENT ON AND OBTAINED A SECOND DEGREE IN ARCHITECTURE.

COLLABORATION WITH KANYE

IN 2009, ABLOH INTERNED AT FENDI, ULTIMATELY LEADING TO HIS COLLABORATION WITH KANYE WEST, AND SOON BECAME CREATIVE DIRECTOR FOR “DONDA”, WESTS BRAND. IN 2011, ABLOH SERVED AS ART DIRECTOR FOR JAY-Z / KANYE WEST ALBUM “WATCH THE THRONE”

IN 2012, VIRGIL CREATED HIS FIRST COMPANY NAMED PYREX VISION. HE PURCHASED DEADSTOCK CLOTHING FROM RALPH LAUREN FOR $40 AND SOLD IT FOR $500 PLUS.

PROFESSIONAL ACHEIVEMENTS

VIRGIL ABLOH IS HAS MADE AN IMPACT IN THE FASHION INDUSTRY AND IS CONTINUING HIS RISE IN THIS INDUSTRY. HIS EFFORTS AND IMPACT HAVE BEEN RECOGNIZED.

ABLOH IS THE FIRST MENS ARTISTIC DIRECTOR FOR LOUIS VUITTON OF AFRICAN AMERICAN DESCENT. HE WAS ALSO NOMINATED FOR MENSWEAR DESIGNER OF THE YEAR 2019. IT IS MY OPINION THAT, WE CAN EXPECT NOTHING BUT GREATNESS BY THIS VISIONARY ARTIST. VIRGIL HAS PROVED HIS CREATIVE STYLE SENSE THROUGHOUT HIS FASHION CAREER AND NOW WITH LVMH. I BELIEVE THAT HE WILL ADD VALUE TO THIS LEGENDARY AND LARGEST FASHION HOUSE AND CAN UPHOLD THE INTEGRITY OF THE HOUSE. I THINK WE ALL CAN LOOK FOWARD TO SEE WHAT HE BRINGS IN THE FUTURE!

ALWAYS,

CHELSEA CATALAN

 

Fashion & Finance

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