Virgil Abloh, the artistic director for Louis Vuitton menswear and the founder of the label Off-White, has died after a private battle with cancer. He was 41.
In its quest for excellence, Louis Vuitton loves to blend old-school craftsmanship with forward-thinking. This becomes especially evident in their Haute Horlogerie models like the Tambour Curve Flying Tourbillon, which was introduced earlier this year. The watch seamlessly continues the legacy of Louis Vuitton’s emblematic watch, yet is not shy of pushing the envelope with both its futuristic design, as well as with its superb movement.
This June, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago will unveil its latest exhibition: Virgil Abloh: “Figures of Speech,” showcasing the genre-bending work the Off-White founder has spearheaded in his prolific career as an architect, Kanye West’s creative director, internationally-recognized DJ, and artistic director of menswear at Louis Vuitton. Continue reading Virgil Abloh Looks Back on His Career in Art and Fashion Ahead of MCA Exhibition