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Louis Vuitton Locks In Designers

PARIS — Louis Vuitton is primed to keep powering its growth trajectory with its trio of top talents.
On Wednesday, the French luxury brand, owned by LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, said it has renewed Nicolas Ghesquière’s contract as artistic director of women’s collections. Specific terms of the deal were not disclosed.
The announcement cements the relationship between Vuitton and Ghesquière, who was signed on to design the company’s women’s line in 2013, succeeding Marc Jacobs. Under his tenure, the world’s biggest luxury brand has seen “unprecedented” growth in ready-to-wear and leather goods, Vuitton said in a statement.
Renewal of Ghesquière’s contract completes the trifecta of moves Vuitton needed to lock in its design talent across its various product categories for the foreseeable future. The house in March appointed Virgil Abloh to head men’s design. Off-White’s founder succeeded Kim Jones in the role and Abloh will show his first collection in June during Men’s Fashion Week in the French capital (Jones, after a few months’ hiatus, returned to LVMH to take on the role of artistic director of rtw and accessories at Dior Homme).
And in April, Vuitton revealed that high-profile designer Francesca Amfitheatrof, previously of Tiffany & Co., would take over the role

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