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Virgil Abloh: Fashion Mafioso

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Virgil Abloh was a fashion mafioso in his own right. Having founded and headed Off-White, the man was on a league of his own, a legend and ‘mafioso’. He brought to fashion what Michael Jackson brought to music; quality beyond imagination. He was Kanye West’s creative director and Louis Vuitton’s men’s artistic director since 2018.

Virgil Abloh and Kanye West
Virgil Abloh was Kanye West’s Creative Director.

Virgil Abloh’s Death

Abloh, unfortunately, passed away on the 28th of November last year after suffering a bout of cancer. He, like many other legends, took his leave but left an unmatched legacy. He had worked with the leading fashion houses in the world as a creative lead. His vision for freestyle and streetwear brought a kind of new light to the fashion world showing that more can be achieved if we dream more.

According to a statement released by his family, “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. Through it all, his work ethic, infinite curiosity, and optimism never wavered.” Abloh is survived by his wife and two kids. May his soul Rest in Eternal Peace. May God comfort his family, friends, and fans, and may his memory be a blessing to all of us.

A Genius Disruptor

Abloh was a man of fashion that is beyond and a genius-disruptor in his craft. He seldom gave interviews, choosing to let his work speak for itself. That only shows how much belief he had in his work and an undying dedication to fashion and especially, street style wear. He was supreme in his fashion and gave streetwear heavyweights such as Supreme a run for their money.

Virgil Abloh was a genius-disruptor
Virgil Abloh was a genius disruptor and a true fashion ‘mafioso’.

Robbed from the world at just 41, Abloh had been ailing from a rare form of heart cancer. His deteriorating health was kept under wraps with Abloh continually working and planning fashion shows.

Abloh’s Baby Off-White

Virgil was also a seasoned entrepreneur with a slew of brand names under his leadership. He cracked the interlock of fashion and business and created a profitable fashion empire. His most prominent brand, Off-White, is a multi-billion dollar business today that boasts of what is now a cult following.

Off-White was Abloh’s baby
Off-White was Abloh’s baby and has grown to have a cult following.

Off-White’s Cult Following 

Off-White was and still is something of a phenomenon having pulled crowds with its high-class streetwear offerings. The brand specializes in creative street style and high-quality apparel and shoes. It blends class, street, and style.

Virgil Abloh’s Legacy

Abloh will be remembered as a 21st-century fashion genius who left the industry decades better than when he entered it. His legacy will live on and his values will continue to guide his various companies, chief among them Off-White, and ensure that they do well financially.

David Mania
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