28 Mar '18, 1am

Is it cynical or just business?

Here we find Eugene Rabkin of StyleZeitgeist providing his thoughts on Louis Vuitton’s new appointment of Virgil Abloh. When two and a half years ago Balenciaga hired the unproven but exciting (at the time) Demna Gvasalia, Alex Fury, the respected fashion critic, wrote that Gvasalia’s appointment marked an important victory for design over marketing hype. And while the jury is still out on that, it is fairly obvious that in yesterday’s appointment of Virgil Abloh to helm the menswear at Louis Vuitton, marketing hype triumphed over design. In the fashion industry Abloh is widely considered to not be a real designer, but a savvy image-maker who has risen to the top through celebrity connections – most notably that of Kanye West – and social media. Abloh, who has no education in fashion design, began his fashion career by printing Caravaggio paintings onto Champion sweatshirt...

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