Legendary designer Virgil Abloh’s classic look back at Louis Vuitton’s creative director

last year due todied of cancerthe designer Virgil Abloh not only for Off-White™ principal, also Louis Vuitton The position of creative director. In just four years at the top, he has carried out a new concept for it, not only in product design, but also in visual image to marketing techniques, including joining hands with celebrity lineups, all of which have been repackaged and set off again.

Aiming to blur the boundary between high-end fashion and street fashion, Virgil Abloh’s trendy style and youthful elements not only add a new atmosphere to Louis Vuitton, but also expand the road and create opportunities for the new generation of the industry.

With the official release of Louis Vuitton yesterday Men’s Fall/Winter 2022 Collection——It is also the last series that Virgil Abloh participated in when he was in office. This time, HYPEBEAST will review the classic moments of the legendary designer Virgil Abloh at Louis Vuitton with readers.

Spring/Summer 2019 Collection Debuts

One of the best memories is nothing more than the first appearance after taking office. Under the eyes of everyone, Virgil Abloh has a lot of memoryRainbow Show, with distinctive designs such as chains, translucent laser fabrics, and tie-dye, the former director Kim Jones Pay tribute and show his ability to those who question him; in addition, after the show, he is even more excited to be a teacher and a friend Ye (Kanye West)Embracing each other and crying with joy, the scene is quite moving.

Inject a new look into a century-old classic bag

In the face of Louis Vuitton’s century-old iconic luggage and checked bags, Virgil Abloh, who has been in office for a while, is still not afraid. A new look with bright colors that does not obliterate the classic charm.

Break through yourself and try to add cross-domain elements

Many believe that the next quarter at the helm of Virgil Abloh will be Fall/Winter 2019 CollectionIt did not reach the expected height, and even indicated that the increasingly exaggerated silhouette and too many elements made the model look almost overwhelmed.Although opinions differ in evaluation, but as an idol Michael Jackson For the tribute series, Virgil Abloh is creative again, in addition to working with graffiti artists future, and let the well-known model Alton Mason do somersaults, run and jump on the stage, and combine dance elements generously, which has an impact on sports and streetwear. The bold style has made many brands follow suit.

Actively build relationships with brands

Virgil Abloh’s open thinking has also subtly influenced Louis Vuitton, who announced that he would cooperate with the Japanese trend giant about a year and a half after he took office. NIGOCo-createCombined Capsule Series, as soon as the news of the surprise combination came out, it immediately caused a topic, not only the goods were sold out instantly, but also contributed to the follow-up of the twoHand in hand many times

and Nike The long-term cooperation between the fashion industry and the sports industry is even more fruitful.Strong joint nameUnder this, it not only designed the best-selling styles that broke the records of the past decade, but also redefines the possibility of sports shoes with both function and appearance; and aside from the commercial aspect, Virgil Abloh, who continues to cultivate between street culture and luxury fashion Also featured in the Louis Vuitton Spring/Summer 2022 Menswear Collection Air Force 1 A nod to hip-hop culture.

“Heaven on Earth” series subverts tradition

Carrying out his subversive creative model, Virgil Abloh Fall/Winter 2020 CollectionDiscuss the social meaning and implicit norms of suits, start with tailoring, fabrics, etc., inject details such as deconstruction, the concept of Maximalism, and sneaker matching, redefine it with a unique High-street style, and get rid of the seriousness formed by the connection between suits and business themes feel.main visual elementsSurreal style blue sky and white clouds, symbolizing the sky-like and unconstrained thoughts, using the works to reflect the self, and also leaving the impression of breaking the frame in the hearts of everyone.

The last series “Amen Break” published while alive

This series may be the culmination of Virgil Abloh’s long-term exploration, focusing on subcultures, bringing Amen Break As the core concept, it embodies artistic sampling and extends to clothing, throughRave, martial arts, chess, Nike Air Force 1 and other symbols suggest that some people in the world are fighting for the future of everyone, reflecting the important heritage of black culture, hoping to create an environment that is more friendly to minorities.

A few days after the death of Virgil Abloh, the series was released in memory of the loss of talent.Miami Re-Exhibited, foreshadowing “Virgil Was Here“Moreover, by depicting childhood, it awakens the audience’s pure nature of flying. Interested readers may wish to check it out.More works by Virgil Abloh

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