Skepta Shares Thoughts on What Louis Vuitton Needs in Its Virgil Successor
Skepta has weighed in on Louis Vuitton’s subsequent chapter.
The 40-year-old grime rapper took to Twitter this week to provide LV just a few recommendations because it continues the seek for its subsequent chief. Questions and uncertainty started swirling across the French style home in late 2021, when its menswear artistic director Virgil Abloh died after a non-public battle with most cancers. Although LV has but to call Abloh’s official successor, it not too long ago introduced it had tapped SuperKid’s Colm Dillane to visitor design its Fall 2023 males’s assortment.
Skepta responded to the information on social media, saying LV wanted to stray from the streetwear aesthetic and use the transition as a rebranding alternative.
“Who the fuck is looking the pictures a Louis Vuitton now? Respectfully, the Louis Vuitton avenue put on story finishes with Lord Virgil. Whoever is subsequent gotta convey one thing totally different,” he tweeted, earlier than referencing Dillane. “For the file, I imply no shade to KidSuper (we’re Puma teammates). He’s nice and personally I might like to see him visitor design at Marni. I simply suppose LV want to go away the road put on method at Virgil and do the precise factor with the subsequent transfer.”
Skepta, who was a staple at LV males’s exhibits, went on to put up pictures of designers Bianca Saunders, Grace Wales Bonner, and Martine Rose, all of whom have been floated as doable replacements for Abloh.
LV chairman and CEO Michael Burke instructed Women’s Wear Daily there’s no timeline to nominate Abloh’s successor, and urged that Dillane’s involvement within the Fall/Winter 2023 assortment was not an audition.
“I feel it’s a bit of early,” he stated this week. “We didn’t need to do a visitor look. We wished one thing deeper. We wished him fully immersed within the studio—and let the sparks fly.”