The American Virgil abloh, stylist and artistic director of the men’s collections of Louis Vuitton, died this Sunday at the 41 years, victim of a type of cancer called cardiac angiosarcoma, as announced by the LVMH group, owner of the luxury fashion brand.
«LVMH, the Louis Vuitton House and Off-White They have the immense pain of announcing the disappearance of Virgil Abloh, defeated this Sunday, November 28 by a cancer that he had been fighting for several years, “said his statement on Twitter.
Bernard Arnault, president of the group, declared himself “shocked” and praised the work of “A brilliant designer, a visionary”, but also “a beautiful soul and a man of great wisdom.” Virgil’s professional career had established him as one of the most revolutionary figures in the luxury and streetwear industry in the last decade, through his signing Off White and as creative director of Louis Vuitton’s men’s line, giving a twist to men’s fashion and a boost to the industry.
In recent years, Abolh became one of the most popular designers among the ‘millennial’ public, with sweatshirts printed with a very recognizable logo, made up of oblique black and white stripes, and also thanks to successful collaborations with Nike, Jimmy Choo and Moncler, among others.
Abloh’s illness had not been made public. In the statement, it is reported that Abloh was diagnosed in 2019 with “a rare and aggressive form of cancer, cardiac angiosarcoma,” and that he had undergone various treatments since then. Despite everything, his work ethic, endless curiosity and optimism never wavered. (…) He often said: “Everything I do is for the 17-year-old version of myself”, deeply believing in the power of art to inspire future generations ”, the note continues.