Virgil Abloh, Famous Streetwear to Runways Designer is No More

    Virgil Abloh, fashion’s most well-known streetwear to runway fashion designer and the man behind some of the most well-known men’s Louis Vuitton collections, died on Sunday at the age of 41.

    According to a post on his official Instagram profile, the 41-year-old, who was the creative director for Louis Vuitton menswear and the founder of the label Off-White, had “a rare, aggressive form of cancer, cardiac angiosarcoma.” Perhaps Virgil Abloh‘s biggest achievement is the way he took streetwear to the runways. He is widely considered as a forefather of high-end streetwear.

    Virgil Abloh famous saying – Everything I do is for the 17-year-old version of myself

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    The iconic Louis Vuitton designer Virgin Abloh is no more

    Virgil Abloh had been battling cancer secretly for years, according to the French luxury goods conglomerate.

    Abloh was also the designer behind the cult-favorite Off-white label, in which LVMH purchased a 60% interest.

    Graffiti art, hip hop, and skateboarding culture were all influences on his style, which allowed for a blend of streetwear and high-end fashion.

    LVMH increased his role with the firm in July, giving him the authority to establish new brands and cooperate with existing ones in a number of industries other than fashion.

    Since March 2018, the American fashion designer, who also works as a DJ and a visual artist, had been with Louis Vuitton.


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