Pharrell Williams will soon kickstart the next phase of his illustrious career by presenting his first Louis Vuitton collection during Paris Fashion Week this summer.
The provisional calendar for Paris’ upcoming Men’s Fashion Week has been released, and it reveals that the “Happy” hitmaker will unveil his debut offering for the fashion house on June 20 at 8:30 p.m. local time.
The collection, which will be under the artistic direction of Nicolas Ghesquière, marks the first with Pharrell as its creative director.
“Since 1854, Louis Vuitton has placed fashion in the context of culture bringing unique designs to the world, combining innovation with style and uncompromising quality,” read the statement from the designer.
“Today, the Maison remains faithful to the spirit of its founder, Louis Vuitton, who invented a genuine ‘Art of Travel’ through luggage, bags and accessories which were as creative as they were elegant and practical.”
At the time, the company announced that Skateboard P’s first collection would be unveiled in June, and it seems the company has lived up to its promise.
“Pharrell Williams is a visionary whose creative universes expand from music to art, and to fashion – establishing himself as a cultural global icon over the past twenty years,” LV’s announcement read.
“The way in which he breaks boundaries across the various worlds he explores, aligns with Louis Vuitton’s status as a Cultural Maison, reinforcing its values of innovation, pioneer spirit, and entrepreneurship.”
Pietro Beccari, Louis Vuitton’s Chairman and CEO, added in a statement: “I am glad to welcome Pharrell back home, after our collaborations in 2004 and 2008 for Louis Vuitton, as our new Men’s Creative Director. His creative vision beyond fashion will undoubtedly lead Louis Vuitton towards a new and very exciting chapter.”
Pusha T was among those who saluted his close friend and fellow Virginia native for earning the new role at Louis Vuitton and being a trailblazer in the fashion space.
“Let’s be clear…Like let’s be very clear…He’s always been first…Respectfully of course…Timelines don’t lie right? Put a date on it…And this was after designing the shades…years after. Correct me if I’m wrong…Congrats man,” he wrote on Instagram.
Pusha added in another post: “Yeah, look at my man…congrats my man.”