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Louis Vuitton Appoints Virgil Abloh As Its New Menswear Designer

Breaking News: Virgil Abloh has just been named as the new artistic director of menswear at Louis Vuitton. The founder of Off-White and longtime creative director for Kanye West will be taking over from Kim Jones who announced his departure last week.

Well, 2018 certainly seems to be the year for Abloh’s unbelievable takeover of the world. First we got a little taster of his upcoming collaboration with IKEA with a homeware range designed for millennial first-time-buyers to the new takeover of Louis Vuitton menswear.

The new job role at Louis Vuitton will make Abloh one of the few black designers at the top of a French heritage house of fashion. He will follow Oliver Rousteing at Balmain and Oswald Boating who was the Givenchy designer from 2003 – 2007.

According to The New York Times, Abloh will relocate to Paris with his family to fulfil his new role at the iconic fashion house.

“I feel elated. 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.”

Before the official announcement, it had been rumoured that Abloh would step in after Kim Jones’ departure. Virgil will showcase his first collection for Louis Vuitton during Paris Men’s Fashion Week in June.

So, what can we expect from Virgil’s takeover at Louis Vuitton? At this moment in time, all we can do is wait. However, the sassiest and shadiest Instagram account in town, Diet Prada have given us a little joke take on what we could be getting from the founder of Off-White.

Diet Prada's #FakeNews "1st print" from Virgil Abloh at Louis Vuitton

Diet Prada’s #FakeNews “1st print” from Virgil Abloh at Louis Vuitton

Whether you’re a fan of the Off-White aesthetic that Virgil has created or not, I’m sure his reign at Louis Vuitton will be an interesting one to say the least.


As usual, a slightly delayed post from the June LC:M shows.
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‘Chaos’ headband: Vivienne Westwood
Sunglasses: festivalspecs.com
USA flag jacket: vintage
Shirt: Armani Exchange
Jeans: Topshop
Socks: Vivienne Westwood
Shoes: Topman
Bag: Louis Vuitton

“The Youth Of Today: Versace.” by Harry J Bartlett

I found this image from my “Urban Youth” series which was part of the “I LOVE…” project at Falmouth University.
This image was influenced by 90s Vogue campaigns with a contemporary “Trash-Youth” overtake.
I wanted this image to look like an old magazine ad with the washed out colours, styling and the Japanese text which very much focuses on how youth culture is influenced by past fashions and finding ways to interpret and reboot them to fit the current generation and fashion trends.

Photography + Styling: Harry J Bartlett
Model: Olivia Keane
Make-Up: Tom Selmon
Assistant: Liam Fuller
Styling Assistant: Rhian Israel
The Youth Of Today: Versace by Harry J BartlettAlso, a big thank you to festivalspecs.com for kindly gifting me some of their brilliant sunglasses to use for this editorial.

Harry J Bartlett @ LFW AW13: Day 4 by Charlotte Lake


At Somerset House, DAY 4 at London Fashion Week Autumn/Winter ’13
Photography: Charlotte Victoria Lake

DAY3 Outfit


Sometimes you find the odd photograph of yourself where you’re pulling a ridiculous face (please ignore the phone call pout)
This image was taken by Abbie Stern and you can check out her Facebook page by clicking the link bellow