Louis Vuitton has named Pharrell its new Men’s Creative Director
Written by Brooklyn Masuku on 15 February, 2023
The American musician and fashion entrepreneur, Pharrell has been named the creative director of Louis Vuitton menswear. It marks only the second time a Black American designer has held a head position at the French luxury house.
Imagine, Williams fills the spot left vacant since the death of Virgil Abloh from cancer in November 2021.
The 49-year-old is an established superstar in the music world, with 13 Grammy’s and two Oscar nominations, and has been a fixture in the front row of fashion shows for years.
Pharrell Williams is a visionary whose creative universe spans from music to art to fashion, establishing himself as a universal cultural icon over the past 20 years.
said the fashion house, part of the LVMH luxury conglomerate.
His first collection for Louis Vuitton will be presented in June during Men’s Fashion Week in Paris, it added.
I’m delighted to see Pharrell come back to the house as the new creative director for men, after our collaborations in 2004 and 2008 for Louis Vuitton.
said the fashion house’s chief executive, Pietro Beccari.
“His creative vision beyond fashion will without a doubt lead Louis Vuitton towards a new, very exciting chapter,” he said.
Pharrell was their best option, never slacked definitely a inspiration. Bro compared having a colorful aura like he got neon guts🥱
— Timothy (@euwokk) February 15, 2023
If you’ve been a follower or supporter, you’d understand that, Pharrell had an infinity for apparel such as skateboard shirts and distinct head-wear, contributing to his natural penchant for design. Williams brought trucker hats and shearling jackets into an industry where baggy jeans and graphic tees were the staples. Pharrell Williams set an early foundation for an era where hip-hop artists played a heavy role in red carpet fashion through his style and presentation. By always staying true to his creative vision, the artistic trendsetter has consistently pulled off some of the most eye-grabbing outfits in music, intertwining with whoever he was collaborating with as well.
Let’s see what the future holds for Pharrell’s brand, for now its all congratulations and more.