RIP Virgil Abloh, a visionary designer and music obsessive who turned streetwear and luxury fashion into high art. Abloh was the artistic director of Louis Vuitton’s menswear collection from 2018 until his death from cancer, as well as the chief executive officer of the Milan-based label Off-White, a fashion house he founded in 2012.
In loving memory of Abloh, let’s take a look back at his most iconic designs that forever changed the fashion world.
Off-White x Nike collaboration
The Off-White label has collaborated with many brands including Nike, being the most notable and momentous of all, which the collaboration throughout the years has gifted the world a sequined Air Force 1, Air Presto, Zoom Fly, tennis uniform, etc.
Serena Williams, the 23-time Grand Slam champion can be seen wearing the one-shoulder Off-White x Nike Queen Collection dress (seen above) to one of the 2018 U.S championship which made a great deal of headlines at the time.
Timothee Chalamet’s glittering Louis Vuitton harness at the 2019 Golden Globes
Timothee Chalamet, a 25-year-old American actor best known for his work in Lady Bird (2017) and Call Me By Your Name (2017), attended the Amazon Prime Video’s Golden Globe Awards After Party at The BeverlyChalamet’s glittering Louis Vuitton harness at the 2019 Golden Globes sent fans—and the internet— into a tizzy.
Hailey Bieber’s stunning wedding dress, designed by Virgil Abloh
For her South Carolina wedding to Justin Bieber, Hailey Bieber donned the most elegant of creations: a wedding dress designed by Virgil Abloh for Off-White.
“@virgilabloh thank you for making my vision come to life and creating my dream dress. You and your @off____white team are incredible and I’m forever grateful I got to wear your beautiful creation,” she wrote on Instagram.
Album covers Virgil Abloh designed/ served as creative director
Abloh has also worked on some of the most iconic album covers of the last decade. Although some certainly aren’t as well received as others, one can’t deny that he’s had something to do with significant album covers over the years. Here are some of the ones he’s made, or contributed to:
‘Pray for Paris’
Released on April 17, 2002, Pray for Paris is the third studio album by American rapper Westside Gunn.
‘My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy’
Released on November 22, 2010, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy is the fifth studio album by American rapper and producer Kanye West.
‘Luv is Rage 2’
Released on August 25, 2017, Luv Is Rage 2 is the debut studio album by American rapper Lil Uzi Vert.
‘Shoot for the Stars, Aim for the Moon’
Released on July 3, 2020, Shoot for the Stars, Aim for the Moon is the posthumously released debut studio album of American rapper Pop Smoke.
RIP Virgil Abloh. No one will forget the impact you had.