This morning, Louis Vuitton announced that Pharrell Williams will be the brand’s next creative director for its menswear division.
The appointment fills a vacancy left by Virgil Abloh’s unexpected death in 2021, which had left a huge void for months.
The Autumn/Winter 2022 Louis Vuitton menswear collection pays tribute to the brand’s late men’s artistic director Virgil Abloh, whose seismic impact on fashion and culture will reverberate long throughout the 21st century.
Virgil Abloh’s legacy is far-reaching in popular culture today, he is and was the modern-day renaissance man. Part designer, part DJ, part creative director, the wunderkind single-handedly helmed the meteoric rise of his label Off White and transformed Louis Vuitton into the streetwear juggernaut we know and love, all the while playing gigs at techno festivals, releasing EP’s with Boyz Noise and conjuring furniture collaborations with Ikea.