Virgil Abloh has taken his position as creative director at Louis Vuitton to the max and just debuted his first ever runway show in Paris!
Virgil Abloh has changed the game when it comes to fashion as the Creative Director of Louis Vuitton and creator of Off-White.
Coming from being a Fendi intern to the first Black Menswear Creative Director, his debut Louis Vuitton show was definitely one for the books.
When we think of LV, we think shades of brown, tan, and occasionally red. But this runway show featured a new look that is refreshing to consumers.
Candy-colored vests, neon bright accessories and classic LV logo bags in transparent rainbow hues were some of the pieces that we saw on the rainbow-colored runway. Not to mention, one of the most—if not the most—diverse casts of models in recent memory.
It’s being reported that in the show’s programs, Abloh added everyone’s national background and the locations they traveled from to participate in this show.
This not only shoes how inclusivity is becoming a major thing in the fashion world. But it also shows how a Ghanaian-American male with no formal fashion training could grow up to be Virgil Abloh.
“I made a conscious decision that I wasn’t just going to be a consumer; that at least one of us [African Americans] would appear at the end of a Parisian runway,”
Virgil Abloh told British Vogue in March 2018 when his position at LV was officially announced.
Not to mention, at the end of the show, Abloh stopped to hug his friend and mentor Kanye West who he worked with as a creative collaborator before taking the role with LV.
This show was all around monumental for the brand and for Abloh. We look forward to seeing what else he will bring to the table in future shows and releases!
Take a look at pictures from the show below!