The collection was Abloh’s eighth since he joined the Fashion house in 2018 as the first black man to lead Louis Vuitton.
This is not the first time a fashion show was held for Abloh. Few days after he died Louis Vuitton held a fashion show in Miami that featured updates and tweaks to Abloh’s Spring-Summer 2022 roster.
The catwalk was spearheaded by Sierra Leone-born, Ib Kamara, a creative and editor-in-chief of the fashion publication, Dazed.
Kamara collaborated with Abloh ahead of Louis Vuitton’s Spring-Summer 2021 collection. Thereafter, he has styled Louis Vuitton menswear runway shows and campaigns.
Chief Executive of Louis Vuitton, Michael Burke, in an interview with the trade publication Women’s Wear Daily said, “There is a circular aspect to it, so it comes back to certain things that were surprising in the first show (in 2018)… there are other metaphors that he’s always used: there’s the metaphor of the house, the metaphor of the boy.”
Virgil Abloh died in November last year leaving his is his wife Shannon Abloh, and two children, Lowe Abloh and Grey Abloh.