Virgil Abloh, 37, is named artistic director for Louis Vuitton Menswear. The first Afro-American to uphold this position at LV. The name might sound familiar in the hip hop scene. Virgil used to design the touring merchandise for Kanye West.
Virgil Abloh is also the founder of the fashion label Off-White. What Virgil has mastered so well with his label and vision is being able to bring streetwear to the spotlight. An interesting fact about Virgil is that he has no education in fashion, but graduated in architecture. His Ghanaian parents found education very important and encouraged him to finish college.
Abloh’s first collection will be presented at Paris Fashion Week Men in June 2018.