Off-White pays tribute to the creative genius of Virgil Abloh, replacing all products in single-brand stores around the world, including London, Hong Kong, Paris, Seoul, Miami, New York, and Tokyo, with beautiful and colorful flowers. But that’s not all: it will be possible to admire inside panels decorated with graffiti and messages of love entitled “Virgil forever”.
“You have been the center of a world where kindness is rare, where hierarchies still have a weight and where fashion can change the rules but sometimes create new ones. Your extended family is heartbroken,” Off-White shares™ in a collective statement. “We will miss you, Virgil. Your words have constantly inspired us and given us the courage to dare, dream, and create. We will miss your WhatsApp messages, your laughter, your pure soul. We love you, Virgil.”
These days, the whole fashion world has united in remembering the genius and, above all, the kindness and extraordinary human qualities of Virgil Abloh.
From the Hadid sisters, Gigi and Bella, to Hailey Bieber, passing through big names in fashion such as Donatella Versace, Maria Grazia Chiuri, Olivier Rousteing.
“I am heartbroken by the loss of my dear friend and friend from the rest of the world, Virgil Abloh,” Gigi Hadid writes on social media. “His sweetness and generosity have left a lasting imprint on every life he has touched—he has made everyone feel heard and special. We will miss him deeply, caressed and celebrated by me and all the people and industries that have been lucky enough to work and learn about the real supernova behind this man… You will continue to inspire me every day of my life.”