Louis Vuitton SS22, “virgil was here”, The Last Collection Of Genius Virgil Abloh
With an audience of 1,500 people, the historic parade thrilled with innovative creations, typical of Virgil.
Louis Vuitton’s Spring-Summer collection show was highly anticipated. In the hands of Off-White’s creative director and founder, Virgil Abloh, the brand’s menswear took on a new tone and surprised the industry with the unique vision of the designer, who was the first black stylist to be hired by luxury conglomerate LVMH.
The tragic news of his sudden death last Sunday shocked admirers and friends alike. Privately, Abloh, 41, had been battling a heart angiosarcoma for two years, a rare cancer, and is leaving behind two children, Lowe and Grey, and his wife, Shannon. Louis Vuitton decided to carry on their SS22 fashion show (which took place this Tuesday, 30, in Miami, USA) to pay tribute with a mourning audience and honoring the designer’s legacy.
Follow with us everything about the historical parade, which ended with a recording of Virgil’s words echoing through space: “There is no limit. Life is so short that there is no time to be wasted subscribing to what someone thinks you can’t do versus what you know you can do.“
Virgil Abloh worked on the show until the last minute. On the eve of his death, on Saturday, 27th, he continued approving every detail, including the teaser that was released on the brand’s social networks.
The event ended up being a tribute to the man who brought a new vision to Louis Vuitton and, with such devotion to his person and creativity, the happening became more and more crowded as the hours went by, with friends of the stylist, such as Serena Williams, A$AP Rocky, Maluma, Rihanna, Bella Hadid, Gunna, Ye, Kim Kardashian and daughter North, Pharrell, and Michele Lamy coming in the country to attend the latest fashion show of the talented designer.
With an audience of 1,500 people, the historic parade thrilled with innovative creations, which is typical of Virgil. In addition to the audience that witnessed the moment in person, the more than 22,000 people who followed the runway via live on the brand’s Instagram sent emotional messages during the presentation, as did the other 16,000+ on YouTube. “Fashion will miss you”, “This is fashion!”, “We love you, Virg”, “I’m crying”, they wrote.
In an emotional trailer posted on the brand’s social media accounts, Louis Vuitton presents the collection in Miami in what could only be imagined as a very emotional event. The show ended with a show of colored lights on the stage and fireworks surrounding the sky, accompanied by a musical piece that conveyed the feeling of nostalgia and admiration for the designer, with a recording of Virgil’s words echoing through space: “There is no limit. Life is so short that there is no time to be wasted subscribing to what someone thinks you can’t do versus what you know you can do.“
You can watch the video of the show below so you don’t miss any detail: