Off-White designer and founder Virgil Abloh is announced as the next menswear Artistic Director and designer @ French House Louis Vuitton to replace Kim Jones after his seven years at the helm.
“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.” – said Michael Burke, Louis Vuitton Chairman and CEO
“It is an honor 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
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