University of Wisconsin-Madison graduate Virgil Abloh has been named Louis Vuitton's new menswear designer.
The 37-year-old grew up in Chicago, receiving his undergraduate degree in civil engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He went on to become the creative director for fellow Chicago-native Kanye West. He founded his own high-end streetwear brand, Off-White, in 2013.
🙏🏾✨™️ https://t.co/GL70V85FKt— virgil abloh (@virgilabloh) March 26, 2018
Abloh will become -- alongside Balmain's Oliver Rouseing, one of only two people of color in charge of a major fashion house.
Abloh's first show with Louis Vuitton will take place during men's fashion week in Paris this June.