This Ohio Graphic Designer Turned His Braids Into a Colorful Louis Vuitton-Inspired Work of Art

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Ever loved a brand so much you found a way to make it your hairstyle? Magnus Juliano, 27-year-old rapper and graphic artist, just stunned and amused everyone on the internet with his Louis Vuitton braids. 

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Hey @virgilabloh can I earn an internship? I have ideas! “ #virgilabloh @dapperdanharlem @fondationlv @LVMH @LouisVuitton #LouisVuitton #LV Special Thanks for Production 🧠Creative Direction: @magnusjuliano 💇🏾‍♂️Hair:Ciera Jackson 📷: @mystic_elena 🔬3D Printed Beads: @yateveo_sounds @sarahfrancishollis / @eatcrowstudiogram 📇Vinyl: @yep_its_mont

A post shared by Magnus Juliano (@magnusjuliano) on Dec 31, 2018 at 9:02pm PST

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The Louis Vuitton charms were made with a 3D Printer in Eat Crow Studio and his hair was styled by Ciera Jackson. Juliano said that it took six months and multiple tries for his idea to become a reality.

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🙏🏾 @virgilabloh @dapperdanharlem @fondationlv @LVMH @LouisVuitton #LouisVuitton #LV Special Thanks for Production 🧠Creative Direction: @magnusjuliano 💇🏾‍♂️Hair:Ciera Jackson 📷: @mystic_elena 🔬3D Printed Beads: @yateveo_sounds @sarahfrancishollis / @eatcrowstudiogram 📇Vinyl: @yep_its_mont

A post shared by Magnus Juliano (@magnusjuliano) on Jan 1, 2019 at 4:37pm PST

Juliano told Vogue that his look pays homage to his African-American roots as well as Vuitton designer Virgil Abloh: “African American roots are rich in hair jewelry and headdress—it’s our fabric. I chose [to pay tribute to] Louis Vuitton because of the impact [the brand has] had on art and design, but from the perspective of designers like Dapper Dan, who didn’t have access to [luxury brands], yet still made hip hop couture using their likeness.” Adding, “Virgil, a brilliant black streetwear creative, is helming one of the biggest fashion houses in history. That representation makes me feel like the sky is the limit!”

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Special Thanks for Production 🧠Creative Direction: @magnusjuliano 💇🏾‍♂️Hair:Ciera Jackson 📷: @mystic_elena 🔬3D Printed Beads: @yateveo_sounds @sarahfrancishollis / @eatcrowstudiogram 📇Vinyl: @yep_its_mont

A post shared by Magnus Juliano (@magnusjuliano) on Jan 1, 2019 at 2:52pm PST

If you enjoyed seeing Juliano’s fun braids, there are more looks on his Instagram, including Legos and feathers. 

[ via Vogue ]

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