Last week, January 20, Louis Vuitton staged a show at Paris men's fashion week for its Fall-Winter 2022 collection. The runway show was held at the Carreau du Temple and was one of the final projects designer Virgil Abloh worked on prior to his death in 2021. The show was scored by Tyler, The Creator (who also rode his bike down the catwalk) with Canadian artist Mustafa The Poet also making an appearance.
A summary of the runway show from the fashion brand described it as "consolidating the themes and messages of the eight-season arc Virgil Abloh created for Louis Vuitton. Imagining a metaphysical space of possibility, the Carreau du Temple in Paris is transformed into a mind-expanding interior of ideas, prospects and encouragement."
Virgil Abloh died at the age of 41 last November following a private cancer diagnosis. An artist who succeeded in bringing streetwear to the highest echelons of fashion, Abloh was considered a visionary for much of his career. In 2013, Abloh founded Off-White, the company that would solidify his growing prestige in the fashion world. His death was mourned by artists including Frank Ocean and Drake.
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