PHARREL WILLIAMS JOINS LOUIS VUITTON
Written by Lola Narawa on March 6, 2023
Musician, Record label producer and designer Pharrell Williams is set to join Louis Vuitton taking over Virgil Abloh Louis Vuitton’s men’s creative director, according to a statement issued by the French luxury fashion house on Tuesday.
The appointment is effective immediately and Williams first collection will debut in June during Men’s Fashion Week in Paris.
The news comes a little over a year after Abloh’s death in November 2021, age 41, following a private battle with cancer.
The visionary designer’s unexpected passing sent shockwaves through the industry and beyond. As the first Black artistic director of Louis Vuitton, Abloh made history when he was appointed in 2018 and was widely credited for bringing a younger demographic to the storied fashion house with designs that brought a streetwear aesthetic to the luxury world.