The world of fashion has seen sad news – the iconic fashion designer Virgil Abloh has died at the age of 41. He was CEO of the Off-White brand and artistic director of Louis Vuitton. The American designer died after a two-year battle with cancer, he did not talk about his illness publicly.
“We are shocked by this terrible news. Virgil was not just a brilliant designer and visionary, he was also a man with a wonderful soul and great wisdom. The whole LVMH family is very sad and we think of his loved ones after the death of their husband, father, brother or friend, “wrote the statement of the LVMH Group, Bernard Arnault.
For sad news his family also responded in the statement. “We are devastated to announce the death of our beloved Virgil Abloh, a devoted father, husband, son, brother and friend. He is survived by his loving wife Shannon Abloh, children Lowe Abloh and Gery Abloh, sister Edwin Abloh, his parents Nee and Eunice Abloh and many close friends and colleagues. For two years, Virgil bravely fought a rare, aggressive form of cancer – a blood vessel tumor. Since its diagnosis in 2019, decided to seduce his struggle privately, has undergone a number of demanding medical procedures, all under the leadership of several major institutions in the field of fashion, art and culture. Thank you for your love and support, and we ask for your privacy as we grieve and celebrate Virgil’s life, “his family said on social media. Several well-known names or brands have responded to the sad news. They have called him creative genius, icon or pillar in the world of fashion.
As he informs web Unilad, Abloh at the beginning of his career, in 2012, captivated the fashion world with his own brand Pyrex Vision. The following year he was even more successful – he started own brand of luxury streetwear clothing Off-White, which celebrities including Jay-Zho, Rihanna and Beyoncé have also fallen in love with. The brand, which was based in Milan, gradually noticed the LVMH concert and in 2015 it became a finalist of the LVMH Prize. Abloh’s influence in the fashion world continued to grow, which resulted in his new job – in 2018 he became the artistic director of the Louis Vuitton men’s collection.