Virgil Abloh is the New Artistic Director for Louis Vuitton Menswear

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Virgil Abloh, the designer behind Milan-based label Off-white, has been announced as the new artistic director for Louis Vuitton‘s menswear. He succeeds Kim Jones, who left the brand earlier this year and was recently appointed a position at Dior Homme, replacing Kris van Assche. Change is everywhere.

Abloh continues to be one of the greatest influencers in the evolving fashion landscape, having lent his talents to other iconic brands including Fendi, Moncler, and Nike. And as the streetwear and luxury spheres continue to merge, assigning Abloh to a label as recognizable as Louis Vuitton is a landmark occasion. His first collection for the brand is expected for June.