Louis Vuitton Gives Us A Stylish Book For A Stylish Mind
Reading never looked so good until Louis Vuitton: Virgil Abloh
Virgil Abloh was a visionary who changed fashion as we know it forever when he joined Louis Vuitton in 2018. He was a very prominent figure in fashion and said “There’s no limit… life is so short that you can’t waste even a day subscribing to what someone thinks you can do versus knowing what you can do.”
That quote alone is enough to tell us that he was truly the type of person anyone can look up to. Now his close collaborator and London based Fashion Writer, Anders Christian Madsen has written the book, Louis Vuitton: Virgil Abloh that highlights how Abloh began a new era defined by exclusivity, diversity and empowerment.
Abloh made history by becoming the first African-American to hold the position of Men’s Artistic Director at Louis Vuitton. He proved without a shadow of a doubt that he was a man of sheer ambition and this book offers an up close and personal view of a man born to break boundaries both on and off the runway.
The book is divided into eight chapters, one for each of Abloh’s Louis Vuitton menswear collections and shows and comes with a plethora of cultural references and a catalogue of over 320 iconic and colourful images and insightful reflections from the titular man himself.
Wondering how deep this book goes? Madsen remarks, “as a Black creative with no formal training in fashion design, no list of established fashion houses on his CV […] Abloh saw himself as an infiltrator in high fashion: a true outsider who would become a groundbreaking figure,” so it’s safe to assume, all the way down the rabbit hole.
The book is also littered with more quotes from Abloh paired with detailed captions to help you understand him better and all Abloh’s major milestones at Louis Vuitton are also included, both personal and professional.
If all this wasn’t enough, the book comes in two different and opposite designs to fit everyone’s aesthetic. As the saying goes, you should never judge a book by it’s cover, but Louis Vuitton: Virgil Abloh should be the exception to the rule because its does look rather good.
Looking for your next addition to your bookshelf or perhaps something to keep you entertained while on the plane? Check out the Louis Vuitton website to find out more.