Ghanaian-American Fashion Designer Virgil Abloh Is Named Louis Vuitton Menswear Artistic Director

American fashion designer of Ghanaian parentage, Virgil Abloh has been confirmed as the new artistic director of the menswear division of Parisian fashion brand, Louis Vuitton.

Abloh is taking his immense experience as the founder of luxury fashion label Off-White, which has served both the street culture and high fashion industry very well with an amazing blend.

Louis Vuitton officially confirmed the news with a post on social media. Here is what the fashion brand posted on Instagram:

His appointment means a lot to the fashion industry in terms of diversity and major win for all black communities around the world. Looking at bringing his experience to the fashion brand. Known for making some of the best designs which have served a lot of celebrities in the entertainment industry who have a keen eye for fashion, this move has increased the 37-year-old credentials on the fashion landscape.

Congratulations on your new appointment! Africa is proud of you.

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