When it was announced in March that Ghanaian-American Virgil Abloh, was the next artistic director of men’s wear at Louis Vuitton, one of the oldest and most powerful European houses in the luxury business, it was a happy moment for many black folks around the world.
Virgil Abloh‘s first-ever show with Louis Vuitton is the talk of the fashion world today. As our coverage from Paris continues, here we get a look at Abloh’s hard copy guide surrounding Louis Vuitton SS19 Men’s, referred to as “The vocabulary according to Virgil Abloh.”
Rihanna x Virgil Abloh. (🎥:Access Video Tv) pic.twitter.com/VgCNqdaNPh
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The pamphlet finds Virgil providing insight into himself and the collection via a list of definitions for terms such as “collaboration,” “designer,” “graphics,” “millennial,” “normcore,” “production,” “streetwear,” and beyond. He also breaks down various fashion items ranging from bags and denim, to jewelry, sunglasses, sweats, and timepieces.
Every single look from Virgil’s debut Louis Vuitton collection. 🔥 pic.twitter.com/tiD54m5rDh
— Cycle (@bycycle) June 21, 2018
a beautiful moment between Virgil Abloh and Kanye West at his first Louis Vuitton show #LVMenSS19
Travis Scott, Kylie Jenner, Takashi Murakami and more supporting! pic.twitter.com/z25kk1DLnP
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