Virgil Abloh and Louis Vuitton
There is a lot of hype surrounding Virgil Abloh. Not only did he design some of the most memorable looks of the past several years, he also changed the face of fashion. His name is synonymous with a whole new generation of creatives and his legacy will be felt for generations to come. One of the many ways he did this was with the Off-White line. He married off the design cues of his previous collections with LV’s history to create something that is truly unique.
The most impressive of his achievements, however, is a new Louis Vuitton men’s show that was meant for the exclusive club. With the help of Abloh’s close friends and family, the show will be a celebration of his work and his time at the helm of the brand. It will also include the aforementioned show-specific fanzine that will be available to fans in Miami.
In addition to the aforementioned Louis Vuitton men’s men’s show, the brand is also celebrating its newest designer, Virgil Abloh, with a special edition removable glossary. Among other features, the glossary includes 250 images, such as a slew of the company’s latest offerings, including the new Cruise Collection. Lastly, the company has announced that a virtuoso, albeit obscure, will be demonstrating his creative genius for one last time at an event in Paris. This could mean anything from a performance to a one-on-one.
Although Virgil Abloh died at 41 of an aggressive form of cancer, he did leave us with one of the best collections of his career. If you were there to witness it, you’ll know what I’m talking about. From the colorful and ethereal to the wiggly and whimsical, it was as if the designer had taken the reins from the past. And in the name of the aforementioned aforementioned Virgil, the hat is off to him and the rest of his team. To be sure, he will be missed. But, his contributions to the storied house of LV will live on, both in the fashion industry and beyond. That’s the best of both worlds, right?
Whether or not you were at the actual show, the aforementioned virtuoso will be honored in the Louis Vuitton men’s main event for a while to come.