Pharrell Williams will succeed Virgil Abloh at the helm of Louis Vuitton’s menswear collections

This is quite possibly the biggest news of 2023 so far!

There has been much speculation as to who would be a worthy successor to Virgil Abloh at the helm of Louis Vuitton’s men’s collections. The designer, who was named artistic director in 2018, passed away suddenly on November 28, 2021, after having redefined the codes of the French house for almost three years.

Pharrell Williams is appointed at the helm of Louis Vuitton’s menswear collections

After almost a year, LVMH has announced that Pharrell Williams will be taking over the reins of Louis Vuitton’s menswear collections. The multi-disciplinary artist’s rise to success in fashion began when he met Nigo, then a Japanese record producer and creator of the A Bathing Ape brand in Japan, and now the artistic director of Kenzo. They collaborated and created a clothing line before Pharrell Williams co-founded the brands, Billionaire Boys Club and Ice Cream Footwear. This was followed by a flurry of fashion, beauty and lifestyle collaborations with brands such as adidas, Moncler and Comme des Garçons. In 2005, the American also collaborated with Louis Vuitton, working with the label to design a pair of sunglasses named Millionaire. In his new role at the helm of Louis Vuitton’s menswear collections, Pharrell Williams will present his first collection in June at the Men’s Spring-Summer 2024 Fashion Week. The show will likely be one of the most anticipated of the season.

Translated by Nafiseh Soolari

This article was originally published on Vogue France.

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