Celebrated fashion icon Virgil Abloh is reported dead. As a Ghanaian, I’m saddened by the loss of this inspirational person to lots of designers on the streets on Ghana and across the world.
His unique styles of blending abstracts to create artistic metaphors and designs always marvels his target audience worldwide.
The death of Virgil was announced by LVMH on twitter last night and this sparked lots of surprises among stars on this planet.
Virgil Abloh born September 30, 1980 – November 28, 2021was an American designer, and entrepreneur. He was the artistic director of Louis Vuitton’s menswear collection from 2018 until his death from cancer in 2021. Abloh was also the chief executive officer of the Milan-based label Off-White, a fashion house he founded in 2012.
A trained architect, Virgil Abloh, who also worked in Chicago street fashion, entered the world of international fashion with an internship at Fendi in 2009, alongside American rapper Kanye West. The two then began an artistic collaboration that would launch Abloh’s career into founding Off-White. The first Black person to be artistic director at a French luxury fashion house, he was named by Time magazine as one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2018.
Tributes have been pouring in since the announcement of his death. He battled cancer privately up until his passing. He was loved by many from all spheres and cultures due to his dynamism in arts and culture.
He was fond of our own Asaaka Boys from Kumasi who have expressed shock at the demise of the CEO – Off White brand.
It was later announced that, proceed from the sales of Off-White items will be given to serve a worthy cause in society.
May His gentle Soul Rest In Peace!