Virgil Abloh’s Successor: Telfar Clemens Is Reportedly Set To Take The Helm Of Louis Vuitton Menswear
PARIS, FRANCE — Louis Vuitton owner LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton has spent nearly a year searching for a successor for Virgil Abloh, who died in November 2021 at 41, from cancer. Abloh had been privately battling the disease for several years (see it here).
In a new feature from Business of Fashion, the publication invites the fashion industry to ponder who will choose to succeed Virgil Abloh as their artistic director for menswear.
Any successor will face the delicate task of moving the brand forward while respecting his legacy.
BOF notes that there is still many factors to consider before Louis Vuitton comes to its decision. It is currently uncertain if LVMH is planning on doing a full image overhaul with all its brands and how Louis Vuitton fits in with the overarching direction. With the appointment of Demna at Balenciaga, Jonathan Anderson at Loewe or Phoebe Philo at Celine, there is still much to consider in terms of what kind of candidates it hopes to seek. The next creative director should be able to find a balance between storytelling in the contemporary era and maintaining the heritage products of the brand.
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