Virgil Abloh’s contribution to Louis Vuitton’s iconic designs is incomparable. Leaving the fashion industry in a great shock, on November 28, this visionary designer succumbed to Cancer at the age of 41.
The artistic director of Louis Vuitton menswear and a multi-disciplinary creative, Abloh, his relentless work ethic and astonishing output, created ripples in automotive design.
Here are 5 of the ever cherished designs of this visionary designer:
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HBA x Been Trill T-Shirt
An art collective, Been Trill was a collaboration between Virgil Abloh, Heron Preston, Matthew Williams, YWP, Florencia Galarza, and Justin Saunders. The collective’s merchandise, HBA x Been Trill T-Shirt, which was defined by its Rocky Horror Picture font and gigantic hashtags, was ahead of its time in trailblazing luxury streetwear and considered to be one of the best designs of Abloh.
Louis Vuitton Holographic Duffel Bag
One of the best items highlighted during Abloh’s first show with Louis Vuitton is holographic duffel bag. A headline-grabbing take on LV’s signature luggage, the holographic duffel bag was a statement of intent from Virgil.
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Pyrex Vision Flannel Shirt
Abloh’s Pyrex Vision was his first experience hitting headlines for his exceptional designs. Worn by Kanye West and the A$AP Mob, featured in a promotional video for Louis Vuitton in 2012, this iconic shirt was sold out immediately after launch.
Nike x Off-White™ “The Ten” Jordan 1
As an ode to his hometown, Abloh released Nike x Off-White™ “The Ten” Jordan 1 collection. This is one of the best sneaker designs ever created by the style maestro. The speech marks, red zip-tie tag on the laces, and deconstruction of design elements were iconic of the lot and considered as historical signatures of the collection.
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Off-White™ Industrial Belt
Worn around the neck, over a jacket, or used to keep one’s trousers around the waist, the Off-White™ Industrial belt was one of the most loved collections by Abloh. This uber-long yellow design was released as a part of the LV’s FW16 collection.
Sources: Highsnobiety and The Citi Life ORG