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    Virgil Abloh Has Passed Away: A Fashion Designer, Artist, Angel

    The Designer Died At 41

    Virgil Abloh, the visionary behind Off-White and the artistic mind force behind it, as well as the Men’s Artistic Director at Louis Vuitton, has passed away. A post on his social media account confirms this heartbreaking news. The statement expressed profound sadness at the loss of Virgil Abloh, who was deeply loved as a cherished family member and friend.

    The designer had been “battling a rare, aggressive form of cancer, cardiac angiosarcoma” for over two years. Abloh kept a lot to himself and did his best to keep the public away from knowing his health problems; however, he managed to keep his life and work a constant priority.

    “He chose to keep his battle private since being diagnosed in 2019,” the post stated. It also mentioned, “Despite undergoing numerous challenging treatments, he continued to lead several important institutions in fashion, art, and culture.”

    Inspire Future Generations

    Abloh combined the fields of art, craft, and designed where he was introduced by Mies van der Rohe, according to his online biography. His strive to inspire others and create pathways of greater equality in the design set him apart from the rest.

    Among many of his most outstanding achievements, the designer was a part of Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People back in 2018. Primarily known for his designs in menswear, Abloh debuted his furniture design in 2017, and in July announced a collaborative project with Mercedes-Benz.

    Additionally, he was prominent in the music world. He was also a profile DJ and played at music venues around the world. Tributes poured in overnight for the late designer, one of fashion’s most influential Black men in the industry. Abloh has made a legacy that will live on forever.

    Louis Vuitton’s Latest Collection ‘Virgil was here.’

    Bernard Arnoult, the CEO of LVMP (Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy), expressed on Instagram the profound loss of not only an exceptional designer and visionary, but also a man with a beautiful soul and profound wisdom.

    CEO and Chairman, Michael Burke announced its latest collection in a post on Sunday, Nov. 28. The tribute to the life and legacy of Virgil Abloh. Plus, a presentation of his Spring-Summer 2022 Collection in Miami on Tuesday, Nov. 30.

    “Louis Vuitton will honor his legacy by holding a final show in Miami, as he wished,” Burke stated in the post. “I am grateful to have been his friend. My heartfelt condolences go out to his wife, children, parents, family, and the entire community who were touched by his remarkable presence.”

    Abloh’s wife, Shannon Abloh, and children, Lowe and Grey will carry on his legacy.

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