设计师 Virgil Abloh 死于 41 在与癌症的私人斗争之后

Abloh’s death was announced Sunday by the luxury group LVMH (路易威登酩悦轩尼诗) 和 Off-White 标签, 高级街头服饰品牌 Abloh 创立于 2013. Abloh was the artistic director for Louis Vuitton’s menswear.

We are all shocked after this terrible news. Virgil was not only a genius designer, 有远见的, he was also a man with a beautiful soul and great wisdom,” Bernard Arnault, chairman and chief executive of LVMH, 在声明中说.

A statement from Abloh’s family on the designer’s Instagram account said Abloh was diagnosed two years ago with cardiac angiosarcoma, a rare form of cancer in which a tumor occurs in the heart.

Virgil Abloh poses for photographers upon arrival at the Nike Celebrates The Beautiful Game event, in London on Wednesday, 二月. 7, 2018.  Abloh, a leading fashion executive hailed as the Karl Lagerfeld of his generation, has died after a private battle with cancer. 他是 41.

Virgil Abloh poses for photographers upon arrival at the Nike Celebrates The Beautiful Game event, in London on Wednesday, 二月. 7, 2018. Abloh, a leading fashion executive hailed as the Karl Lagerfeld of his generation, has died after a private battle with cancer. 他是 41. (AP Photo/Vianney Le Caer/File)

He chose to endure his battle privately since his diagnosis in 2019, undergoing numerous challenging treatments, all while helming several significant institutions that span fashion, art, and culture,” 声明读.

在 2018, Abloh became the first Black artistic director of men’s wear at Louis Vuitton in the French design house’s storied history. A first generation Ghanaian American whose seamstress mother taught him to sew, Abloh had no formal fashion training but had a degree in engineering and a master’s in architecture.

Fashion designer Virgil Abloh gives a thumbs up after the presentation of Off-White Men's Spring-Summer 2019 collection presented in Paris, Wednesday June 20, 2018. Abloh, a leading fashion executive hailed as the Karl Lagerfeld of his generation, has died after a private battle with cancer. 他是 41. Abloh’s death was announced Sunday, 十一月. 28, 2021 by LVMH Louis Vuitton and the Off White label, the brand he founded.

Fashion designer Virgil Abloh gives a thumbs up after the presentation of Off-White Men’s Spring-Summer 2019 collection presented in Paris, Wednesday June 20, 2018. Abloh, a leading fashion executive hailed as the Karl Lagerfeld of his generation, has died after a private battle with cancer. 他是 41. Abloh’s death was announced Sunday, 十一月. 28, 2021 by LVMH Louis Vuitton and the Off White label, the brand he founded. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus, 文件)

Abloh, who grew up in Chicago, was often referred to as a Renaissance man in the fashion world. He moonlighted as a DJ. But in a short time, he emerged as one of fashion’s most heralded designers. Abloh called himselfa maker.He was named one of Time magazine’s most influential people in 2018.

在 2009, Abloh met Kanye West — now called Ye — while he was working at a screen-printing store. After he and Ye interned together at the LVMH brand Fendi, Abloh was Ye’s creative director. Abloh was art director for the 2011 Ye-Jay-Z albumWatch the Throne,” for which Abloh was nominated for a Grammy.

Designer Virgil Abloh walks backstage prior to his Off-White ready to wear Fall-Winter 2019-2020 收藏, that was presented in Paris, 星期四, 二月. 28, 2019.

Designer Virgil Abloh walks backstage prior to his Off-White ready to wear Fall-Winter 2019-2020 收藏, that was presented in Paris, 星期四, 二月. 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus, 文件)

Abloh’s work with West served as a blueprint for future border-crossing collaborations that married high and low. With Nike, he partnered his Off-White label for a line of frenzy-inducing sneakers remixed with a variety of styles and Helvetica fonts. Abloh also designed furniture for IKEA, refillable bottles for Evian and Big Mac cartons for McDonald’s. His work was exhibited at the Louvre, the Gagosian and the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago.

Abloh is survived by his wife Shannon Abloh and his children, Lowe and Grey.

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