Virgil Abloh, the founder of street wear label Off-White and creative director for the famous Kanye West, has been hired by the most luxury and most powerful European businesses Louis Vuitton as their brand new men's wear designer (big)!
Virgil is Louis Vuitton's first African-American artistic director, and one of the few black designers at the top of a French heritage house. Olivier Rousteing is the creative director of Balmain, and Ozwald Boateng was the designer for Givenchy men’s wear from 2003 to 2007
"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," Abloh said in a statement.