Louis Vuitton Names Virgil Abloh as Its New Men's Wear Designer

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  1. Cute

    Cute Well-Known Member

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    nytimes

    Full article: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/26/business/louis-vuitton-virgil-abloh.html
     
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  2. mathiaskatz

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    Meltdown incoming ...
     
  3. Growl

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    Hahahahhahahahhahahahhahahahhahahah
     
  4. RedSmokeRise

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    Major eye roll right now.
     
  5. GreyVetiver

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    Wow was planning to sleep in for one more hour but this news WOKE me up when I saw it on the newsfeed. Not shocked judging by the current climate but I just refuse to accept that my nightmare is actually happening.
     
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    This thread about to go off with the aristocratic fashionistas ...lol..Congrats to big bro ...:)
     
  7. Steddycam91

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    Nicholas...

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  8. FadeToBlack

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    Sorry... is this an early April Fools Joke??
     
  9. Rigida

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    LMAOOOOOO, wtf
     
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    Congratulations to Virgil, a genius of modern times! I mean, he has to be.. how else does someone who has copied every single designer under the sun and knows sh*t about fit and construction become head designer of a brand like Vuitton?
     
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    Someone there must've really been into The Smashing Pumpkins and forgot the rest of that last show.
     
  13. GivenchyHomme

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    Not surprised at all. There is a new trend in fashion and it's called desperation.
     
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    I swear I'm feeling light headed, this is such a punch to the gut. How can someone so untalented get this far? He will now have his very mediocre career validated by LV's prestige. God forgive us...
     
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    The beginning of the end. I just can't.
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  16. MDNA

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    Wow how desperate.
     
  17. magsaddict

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    This isn't going to turn things around for LV menswear, this is such a silly stunt, and when have these stunt appointments ever paid off? They buy into the hype and the social media nonsense, but it's such a short sighted way to conduct business.
     
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    Oh, dear God! I mean, what a way to start a Monday! It's far too soon for him, he doesn't even have a voice yet. Never cared much about LV men's anyway, so he can run it to the ground.
     
  19. FadeToBlack

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    With such a long delay between Kim exiting and this being announced, I would say contract negotiations weren't easy.

    I'm not a fan of this at all, since I'm guessing he's going to continue with Off-White. What I love about Kim and Nicolas is that they have no other output so all of their vision goes into one collection, which is one fault of Demna's because we're seeing a repeat of his aesthetic in two outputs instead of one (for example).

    I just don't want to see overpriced sweaters, I don't see how he's going to last in a house with such a high product turnover that constantly needs to see innovation and new-ness. He doesn't even have that much of a history with accessories particularly SLG's and Bags.
     
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    This news gave me "cancer". It's like Wang for Balenciaga all over again and at this point I feel like for Nicolas it's time to leave because it's quite disrespectful to be under the same brand with this "copycat".
     

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