Louis Vuitton has hired its first African-American designer and a street wear specialist for its growing luxury men’s line. Virgil Abloh is Louis Vuitton new Menswear Designer .This means he will be replacing Kim Jones who also announced his departure just last week. This new job will make Abloh one of the few black designers at the top of a French heritage house.
“I feel elated,” Mr. Abloh said via phone on Sunday, adding that he planned to relocate his family to Paris to take the job at the largest brand in the stable of LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, the world’s largest luxury group. “This opportunity to think through what the next chapter of design and luxury will mean at a brand that represents the pinnacle of luxury was always a goal in my wildest dreams. And to show a younger generation that there is no one way anyone in this kind of position has to look is a fantastically modern spirit in which to start.” (reference : New York times )