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

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  1. PierreGotha

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    This is appalling.
     
  2. Lola701

    Lola701 Well-Known Member

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    Congrats to him! IMO he doesn't have the talent for it but networking works. He made all his best to be seen quite well by the people of LVMH for the past decade and it paid off.

    I guess the LV/SUPREME collab influenced this choice and that Kim mentionned him.
    Seriously, i don't expect anything from him apart from another heavy marketing push!
    I also guess this is a "small victory" for African-American people who are related to the Hip-Hop scene. I can already see Virgil being the new Tom Ford of the Rap scene.

    This is a coup for LVMH! They are winning all around!
    After the woman at Dior, Hedi at Celine...Now they have an African-American at Vuitton. It's almost cynical but Mr Arnault is ready to take over! Pinault better step-up with that!
     
  3. Scotty

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    This. Not sure why everyone is so shocked.
     
  4. Miss Dalloway

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    Congrats, i think he will be great!
     
  5. Sensation

    Sensation V.I.P.

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    jeanclaude Well-Known Member

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    Hype is the new talent. Can´t wait to see all those LV bags with "VUITTON BAG", "EXPENSIVE", "DESIGNER BAG" written all over them! :greengrin:

    Fashion industry is totally f.u.c.k.e.d.
     
  7. Nocturnal

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    What the actual f....
     
  8. GivenchyAddict

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    I am so not surprised by this. Kim Jones was more and more urban in his collections for LV. They want to aim millennials a lot so Virgil is the right choice because everything is about hype around him and not about talent.

    He is super smart and he was waiting for this opportunity for sure. I hope he will use the talent of the LV design team fully because he will need them A LOT. I hope he will put aside his little untalented crew aside and same goes for Stevie Dance as a stylist. She is awful and LV has the money to hire someone way more better.

    I don't want to be happy about him because he is black and i am black. I would have been happy if he was black AND talented. I have to admit that his menswear is less awful than his womenswear. Will see in June.
     
  9. mistress_f

    mistress_f Hell on Heels

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    not surprising, i guess, but still laughable and pathetic.
     
  10. Nocturnal

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    Thank you! I was afraid that people with praise him just because he is black...

    When it comes to his menswear it's basically a copy of Raf Simons and Vetements. I think he is going to end up like Wang at Balenciaga.

    I hope this millennials thing will die one day. If not brands like LV are going to destroy themselves
     
  11. Scouting Snapper

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    i mean LV got some of the most talented tailors & people who actually construct the clothing that it's always gonna be of the highest quality...talent is subjective..traditionalists are having breakdowns lol..like they gonna wear this stuff:rolleye: ..it's 2018 get over yourselves ..this where we are at it's the Instagram age..Big labels..loud clothing..Popularity...either embrace it or continue to be miserable & complain constantly..either way fashion is gonna keep going in this direction regardless of your perspective on it..i guarantee u whatever he does will sell big-time..bottom line is it's all about making money & this move is gonna make LV so much money it's gonna be crazy ..
     
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    Congrats to him, this is a huge opportunity!

    Virgil was not my ideal choice but the signs were clearly pointing towards him. He'll most likely follow in the foot-steps of Kim's late collections collaborating with the Supreme, Nike and streetwear (he may surprise us). But I'm not mad at this, I'd be more upset a house with a stronger legacy in design. He can pretty much do what he wants, I may not like it, but it's LV not Chanel. I suppose it's the idea of commercialism that's so toxic right now. There are many other people who would probably be more successful than Virgil but it's all about selling.
     
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  13. bc collector

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    Well well well, see how far you can go with a ton of ambition and half an ounce of talent...he obviously worked hard for that and, all things considered, he can do no harm in such a niche place as LV menswear, where half or more of the looks you see on the catwalk don't make it to production. Let's face it, real designers like Nicolas and Kim Jones are wasted there, the brand is a marketing machine so let them have marketing people to run the design team.
     
  14. Ed..

    Ed.. cape cod kwassa kwassa!

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    I honestly don't even know what his Off White mens collections look like. His LV will definitely sell well due to his name, but I just don't see him staying long. However I am still excited to see what he will show in June.
     
  15. disco54

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    I saw his designs and his clothing is fresh and urban, his shoe designs were very successful. I feel he is actually more in touch with the youth than most menswear designers and will be very successful. I am more skeptical of Slimane's Celine.
     
  16. tatouejeremie

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    totally agree, this actually is a perfect match.
    ofcourse it would've been nice if a powerhouse like vuitton would've gone for creativity over commercialism but that era has passed and wouldn't have been right for the brand.
     
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    Gut wrenching and laughable at the same time. Fashion is dead.
     
  18. Marc10

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    He most certainly is. If there's one thing I like about Virgil is that in this sea of designers and phony luxury brands trying to mask themselves and young & urban, he's the only one with authenticity and authority. At least they'll be getting what they want straight from the source.

    Congrats to him. This is a big moment for fashion (and culture). A true "started from the bottom now we're here". He's a hard worker and paid his dues. I'm really excited to see what he'll produce.

    With Virgil, Riccardo, Kim and Hedi all debuting next season, menswear is getting exciting again. Let's end thos co-ed stuff please!
     
  19. Nocturnal

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    Copying other designers is not a hard work... He is just so untalented. Even Demna is better than him.

    At this point I am really worried about the industry. Only Alaia stayed true to his soul and didn't change. He was a real artist. Now its all about money. Arnault wants more and more. He will turn Dior into Zara just to make sales grow.
     
  20. disco54

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    Exactly! Menswear has been a horrible decline the past 10 years and stuck with more or less the same kind of fashion, while new ideas have come through they have not been mainstreamed. I feel Virgil has the ability to push a new look in the mainstream. The comparisons to Wang are unfounded, as Wang is more a stylist. I also feel coed shows really distract the message of the clothes.
     

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