Paul Helbers, Louis Vuitton’s creative director for men’s Prêt à Porter (under the supervision of Marc Jacobs) for five years has left the brand. Replacing him is British designer Kim Jones, famous for his lively and colorful style and collaborations with Topman and Umbro. Jones has previously worked for several brands like Mulberry, Alexander McQueen, Hugo Boss and Iceberg and most recently served as creative director at Dunhill. Apart from being a designer, Kim Jones has also contributed both as Stylist and Art Director for fashion magazines including Dazed and Confused, Arena Homme +, Another Magazine, the New York Times T Style magazine, 10 Men, V Man, i-D magazine, Numero Homme and Fantastic Man.
It’s really sad to learn about Paul Helbers leaving. I loved what he has created through the years. But it’s also quite exciting to see how Kim Jones will interpret the Louis Vuitton Man.