“We’re devastated to announce the passing of our beloved Virgil Abloh, a fiercely devoted father, husband, son, brother, and buddy. He’s survived by his loving spouse Shannon Abloh, his youngsters Lowe Abloh and Gray Abloh, his sister Edwina Abloh, his dad and mom Nee and Eunice Abloh, and quite a few expensive pals and colleagues,” the submit learn.
“For over two years, Virgil valiantly battled a uncommon, aggressive type of most cancers, cardiac angiosarcoma. He selected to endure his battle privately since his prognosis in 2019, present process quite a few difficult remedies, all whereas helming a number of vital establishments that span trend, artwork, and tradition.
“By all of it, his work ethic, infinite curiosity, and optimism by no means wavered. Virgil was pushed by his dedication to his craft and to his mission to open doorways for others and create pathways for higher equality in artwork and design. He usually mentioned, ‘Every part I do is for the 17-year-old model of myself,’ believing deeply within the energy of artwork to encourage future generations.
“We thanks all on your love and assist, and we ask for privateness as we grieve and have fun Virgil’s life,” the submit said.
The luxurious group LVMH, which owns Louis Vuitton, tweeted about his demise and, in an announcement, quoted LVMH chairman Bernard Arnault: “We’re all shocked after this horrible information. Virgil was not solely a genius designer, a visionary, he was additionally a person with a gorgeous soul and nice knowledge.”
Virgil Abloh talking on his design philosophy at Design Miami in 2016
“I am additionally honored to make use of this partnership to deepen my longstanding dedication to develop alternatives for various people and foster higher fairness and inclusion within the industries we serve,” Abloh mentioned on the time. “That is an unimaginable new platform to take the disruption we have achieved collectively to an entire new degree.”
On June 21, 2018 Virgil Abloh confirmed his first assortment as creative director of Louis Vuitton menswear. Credit score: Peter White/Getty Pictures
“Abloh pioneers a follow that cuts throughout media and connects visible artists, musicians, graphic designers, trend designers, and designers,” the museum wrote.