Louis Vuitton honours Virgil Abloh's memory by displaying his final collection at Men's Fashion Week in Paris

  • During the Men's Fashion Week in Paris, Louis Vuitton paid a tribute to to Virgil Abloh and his legacy with a presentation of his final collection. 
A model presents a creation by late designer Virgil Abloh as part of his Fall/Winter 2022 collection show for fashion house Louis Vuitton during Men's Fashion Week in Paris(Reuters)
A model presents a creation by late designer Virgil Abloh as part of his Fall/Winter 2022 collection show for fashion house Louis Vuitton during Men's Fashion Week in Paris(Reuters)
Published on Jan 21, 2022 07:33 AM IST
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Reuters | | Posted by Krishna Priya Pallavi, Paris

Fashion house Louis Vuitton paid homage to Virgil Abloh with a presentation of his final collection on Thursday during Men's Fashion Week in Paris, taking to a surreal setting featuring a sunken house and oversize bed.

At the end of the show, models ambled around the set, some wearing white wings, and embraced one another, while the audience stood to take in the scene.

Abloh, the American-born son of Ghanaian immigrants who became fashion's highest-profile Black designer and the creative mind behind Louis Vuitton's menswear collections, died in November following a two-year battle with a rare form of cancer.

Models present creations by late designer Virgil Abloh. (Reuters)
Models present creations by late designer Virgil Abloh. (Reuters)

Abloh's arrival at LVMH in 2018 marked the marriage between streetwear and high-end fashion, mixing sneakers and camouflage pants with tailored suits and evening gowns. His influences included graffiti art, hip hop and skateboard culture.

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The show was meant to "consolidate the themes and messages of the eight-season arc" created by the designer at the luxury house, according to the LVMH-owned label. 

This story has been published from a wire agency feed without modifications to the text. Only the headline has been changed.
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