The Off-White designer and newly minted Louis Vuitton Men’s Artistic Director Virgil Abloh, made his debut on Thursday in Paris at the Palais Royal, and the American DJ-turned-fashion industry unicorn give us plenty to unpack with the spring-summer 2019 collection.
Holographic handbags, utilitarian vests, and oversize floral prints aside, what was truly ground-breaking about Abloh’s show was the fact that his debut marked the first time a black designer was at the helm of Vuitton in Paris. To bring you up to speed, Paris is a city known for designers who cling tightly to tradition, and where legends like Karl Lagerfeld continue to thrive, despite frequent derogatory and offensive comments.
On the runway, white models were a minority, with the first 17 of 56 looks shown exclusively on black male models—a huge win for diversity.
See runway collection below.
Photo Credit – Playboi Carti for Vogue.com
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