LVMH to buy 60% stake in Virgil Abloh’s Off-White fashion label

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Off-White collection show at Paris Fashion Week
FILE PHOTO: Models present creations by designer Virgil Abloh as part of his Fall/Winter 2020/21 women’s ready-to-wear collection show for his label Off-White during Paris Fashion Week in Paris, France, February 27, 2020. REUTERS/Piroschka van de Wouw

July 20, 2021

PARIS (Reuters) – French luxury group LVMH said on Tuesday it had agreed to buy a 60% stake in Off-White LLC, the trademark owner of designer Virgil Abloh’s Off-White steetwear label.

Abloh will retain a 40% interest and continue as creative director of the brand, which he founded in 2013, the statement said. Financial terms were not disclosed.

The Off-White brand is known for its luxury urban style, featuring hoodies that start at 400 pounds ($570), at a time when some high-end brands are adopting streetwear looks to attract younger shoppers.

Abloh’s partnership with LVMH began in March 2018 when he was appointed to design Louis Vuitton’s menswear collection. Abloh will continue in that role at Louis Vuitton.

The transaction is subject to regulatory approval and is expected to be completed within the next 60 days.

(Reporting by Dominique Vidalon; Editing by Shailesh Kuber)