Virgil Abloh’s show with Louis Vuitton is currently the talk of the fashion world. The Ghanaian American designer redefined luxury and street wear for the young generation by creating clothing that spoke to an audience of people who appreciate fashion and luxury, but often feel left out of the conversation.
Abloh titled his first collection as Louis Vuitton’s Men’s Artistic Director “We Are The World.” The title is based on travel and interconnectivity, interpreted by a fashion house best known for its monogrammed luggage.
A guide called “The Vocabulary of Virgil Abloh” was used to introduce new terms and definitions like “Margielaism,” which he defines as “a term applied to garments or accessories which reflect the normative fashion religion of a reverent generation of young or younger designers to which Virgil Abloh belongs.”
“Luxury” as “a label determined by values, codes, and qualities,” adding that “its use and definition were the privilege of few until a new generation conquered its dominion and shifted the paradigm for good.”
“Streetwear” as “a predictable clothing genre in a renegade designer’s debut collection as part of the fashion establishment, but one whose sportswear properties are undergoing a critical transformation into luxury.”
This show was rich in diversity as 56 different models of varying ethnicities walked the runway. Different creative backgrounds such as Hip Hop, Art and Skate Culture were infused in the show.
Abloh paid homage to his African roots with Tie and dye commonly known as Adire.
The highlight of the show was the emotional moment Abloh and Kanye shared.
A close look at some items from the collection.
Rhianna, Kanye West, Asap Rocky, Travis Scott, Kim Kardashian, Kylie Jenner, Naomi Campbell, and Bella Haddid were spotted at the show.
Photo credit : @hedonists @wwd