With an audience full of rappers and influencers, Virgil Abloh's first show for Louis Vuitton turned heads in Paris – it also confirmed a new strategy for the label, with two designers targeting quite different markets.
Kanye West, Asap Rocky, Skepta – the biggest names in American rap were on the front row for Matthew Williams' runway at Paris Fashion Week Men's on Sunday, the first show from one of the hottest brands around.
At the first show on the official calendar of Paris Fashion Week Men's, designers Emma Hedlund and Saif Bakir took their contemporary streetwear to Paris' École Nationale des Sciences de l'Informatique.
Following Kanye West's recent comments about slavery, a new consumer-led petition on Care2 is asking Adidas to drop West's Yeezy line and cut all ties. Adidas said it is "committed to the Yeezy brand moving forward.”
Kanye West said on Wednesday that he had fired his manager and suggested he may run for U.S. president in a frenetic Twitter spree in which he promised four new albums and compared himself to Henry Ford and Walt Disney.
By exploring new creative directions at Dior, Louis Vuitton and Céline with three important appointments, the luxury group has deftly reshuffled its hand and is now betting on menswear, sportswear and digital.