US born Ghanaian fashion designer Virgil Abloh has landed a massive new gig with French fashion giants Louis Vuitton.
Abloh, founder of streetwear brand Off-White, has been named as the new menswear designer for Vuitton.
The 38 year old is a household name in worldwide fashion and has long served as Kanye West’s creative director. Abloh was art director on Kanye’s 2011 collaboration album with Jay-Z ‘Watch the Throne’, for which he received a Grammy nomination.
“I feel elated,” Virgil told the New York Times, admitting he had long wanted to work with the French fashion giants.
Abloh would have the opportunity to debut his first Vuitton menswear collection during June’s Paris Fashion Week.