It's no secret Virgil Abloh is becoming a monumental force within the fashion industry. Virgil made "Fashion History", Following his exillerating 2019 Spring/Summer Paris Men's Fashion week Show. The visionary debuted his first ever collection as Louis Vuitton's Men's Artistic Director, this wasn't just an impactful moment for Abloh, but the entire fashion industry and world. The 37-year-old fashion designer became LV’s first ever African-American artistic director within the label’s 164-year history.
The show’s start featured 17 all-white creations worn only by African-American models, one of whom being Abloh's long friend and rapper-recording artist ,"Kid Cudi" in a stellar effort to reboot the brand’s menswear designs. In the 2nd leg of the show Abloh introduced designs with colors, such as camels, green, deep red as well as featuring tie dyes and floral prints.
A star studded selection of social elites got to witness Abloh's highly-anticipated debut for the French luxury brand Louis Vuitton. The close of the show was met with a standing ovation, in celebration of the 37-year-old’s journey in earning his title "Artistic director" from humble beginnings interning for Italian brand Fendi. Sitting front row amongst each other were longtime friend and collaborator Kanye West, alongside Kim Kardashian, Kylie Jenner, and Rapper-Recording artist Travis Scott. As West’s track “Ghost Town” (off of his recently released album ye) closed the show, Abloh took to the runway and shared an emotional hug with Kanye, both men clearly moved by Abloh’s accomplishments. His debut is not only a huge inspiration on today's social climate, but hopefully the start to many new chapters to come!
Photo Credit: Virgil's Instagram
Watch the very powerful fashion below!