Virgil was not only a genius designer, a visionary, he was also a man with a beautiful soul and great wisdom.Next
Abloh founded his own fashion high-end streetwear brand Off-White in 2013, growing it into a major player of the Milan fashion scene - collaborating with brands such as Nike and IKEA.
He is survived by his loving wife Shannon Abloh, his children Lowe Abloh and Grey Abloh, his sister Edwina Abloh, his parents Nee and Eunice Abloh, and numerous dear friends and colleagues. His have become sneaker grails, selling for thousands on the aftermarket. He showed others you can chase after your passion with what you have instead of waiting for the right moment.
By the end of the conversation he handed me his phone and told me to put my number in it.
Consult with the mods about promotional offers. Virgil was driven by his dedication to his craft and to his mission to open doors for others and create pathways for greater equality in art and design. When you announce something like that to the public, it's all they'll see when they think about or look at you, and I'm sure he was thoughtful about keeping it under wraps because it would change the way people look at his designs and releases — like there would be a sense of "He doesn't have much time left" in everything he touches and people wondering whether his newest design would be his last.Next
In 2018 Abloh was named as the new artistic director of Louis Vuitton menswear - being the first person of African descent to lead a line at the brand.
Raised by Ghanaian parents in Illinois, Virgil was urged to study engineering before pursuing art. Marc Jacobs stated 'I am so sorry to read this. I wonder what they're thinking now.Next
And created with intensity … knowing better than the rest of us that life is short, but anything is possible.
A statement posted to Abloh's Instagram on Sunday revealed that the designer had been privately battling a "rare, aggressive" form of cancer, cardiac angiosarcoma, for the past two years.
Virgil Abloh, the popular American fashion designer who was well-known for his Chicago street fashion passed away at the age of 41 on Sunday, November 28.
We saw this as our chance to participate and make current culture. The founder of the fashion label Off-White Virgil Abloh passed away and the fashion industry is shaken by his death.
I find the heritage and creative integrity of the house are key inspirations and will look to reference them both while drawing parallels to modern times.
Virgil Abloh has passed away after a years-long fight with cancer.Next
He is survived by his loving wife Shannon Abloh, his children Lowe Abloh and Grey Abloh, his sister Edwina Abloh, his parents Nee and Eunice Abloh, and numerous dear friends and colleagues.
LVMH, Louis Vuitton and Off White are devastated to announce the passing of Virgil Abloh, on Sunday, November 28th, of cancer, which he had been battling privately for several years.Next
I don't think everyone's gonna call his jordan 2s amazing now just because he died? His brand was called Pyrex Vision and later evolved into what we know as Off-White.