Louis Vuitton honours memory of Abloh with his final collection

Abloh died in November following a two-year battle with a rare form of cancer.

In Summary

• 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. 

• 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.

Louis Vuitton paid homage to Virgil Abloh with a presentation of his final collection on Thursday in Paris, taking to a surreal setting featuring a sunken house and oversize bed.
Louis Vuitton paid homage to Virgil Abloh with a presentation of his final collection on Thursday in Paris, taking to a surreal setting featuring a sunken house and oversize bed.
Image: INSTAGRAM/VIRGIL ABLOH

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

Virgil Abloh's Fall/Winter 2022 collection for Louis Vuitton. REUTERS/Violeta Santos Moura
Virgil Abloh's Fall/Winter 2022 collection for Louis Vuitton. REUTERS/Violeta Santos Moura

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.

Virgil Abloh's Fall/Winter 2022 collection for Louis Vuitton. REUTERS/Violeta Santos Moura
Virgil Abloh's Fall/Winter 2022 collection for Louis Vuitton. REUTERS/Violeta Santos Moura

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.

A model presents a creation by late designer Virgil Abloh as part of his Fall/Winter 2022 collection show for Louis Vuitton during Men's Fashion Week in Paris. REUTERS/Violeta Santos Moura
A model presents a creation by late designer Virgil Abloh as part of his Fall/Winter 2022 collection show for Louis Vuitton during Men's Fashion Week in Paris. REUTERS/Violeta Santos Moura
Virgil Abloh's Fall/Winter 2022 collection for Louis Vuitton. REUTERS/Violeta Santos Moura
Virgil Abloh's Fall/Winter 2022 collection for Louis Vuitton. REUTERS/Violeta Santos Moura

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.

Virgil Abloh's Fall/Winter 2022 collection for Louis Vuitton. REUTERS/Violeta Santos Moura
Virgil Abloh's Fall/Winter 2022 collection for Louis Vuitton. REUTERS/Violeta Santos Moura

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.

Virgil Abloh's Fall/Winter 2022 collection for Louis Vuitton. REUTERS/Violeta Santos Moura
Virgil Abloh's Fall/Winter 2022 collection for Louis Vuitton. REUTERS/Violeta Santos Moura
Virgil Abloh's Fall/Winter 2022 collection for Louis Vuitton. REUTERS/Violeta Santos Moura
Virgil Abloh's Fall/Winter 2022 collection for Louis Vuitton. REUTERS/Violeta Santos Moura
Virgil Abloh's Fall/Winter 2022 collection for Louis Vuitton. REUTERS/Violeta Santos Moura
Virgil Abloh's Fall/Winter 2022 collection for Louis Vuitton. REUTERS/Violeta Santos Moura
Virgil Abloh's Fall/Winter 2022 collection for Louis Vuitton. REUTERS/Violeta Santos Moura
Virgil Abloh's Fall/Winter 2022 collection for Louis Vuitton. REUTERS/Violeta Santos Moura
Virgil Abloh's Fall/Winter 2022 collection for Louis Vuitton. REUTERS/Violeta Santos Moura
Virgil Abloh's Fall/Winter 2022 collection for Louis Vuitton. REUTERS/Violeta Santos Moura
Virgil Abloh's Fall/Winter 2022 collection for Louis Vuitton. REUTERS/Violeta Santos Moura
Virgil Abloh's Fall/Winter 2022 collection for Louis Vuitton. REUTERS/Violeta Santos Moura
Virgil Abloh's Fall/Winter 2022 collection for Louis Vuitton. REUTERS/Violeta Santos Moura
Virgil Abloh's Fall/Winter 2022 collection for Louis Vuitton. REUTERS/Violeta Santos Moura
Virgil Abloh's Fall/Winter 2022 collection for Louis Vuitton. REUTERS/Violeta Santos Moura
Virgil Abloh's Fall/Winter 2022 collection for Louis Vuitton. REUTERS/Violeta Santos Moura
Virgil Abloh's Fall/Winter 2022 collection for Louis Vuitton. REUTERS/Violeta Santos Moura
Virgil Abloh's Fall/Winter 2022 collection for Louis Vuitton. REUTERS/Violeta Santos Moura
Virgil Abloh's Fall/Winter 2022 collection for Louis Vuitton. REUTERS/Violeta Santos Moura
Virgil Abloh's Fall/Winter 2022 collection for Louis Vuitton. REUTERS/Violeta Santos Moura
Virgil Abloh's Fall/Winter 2022 collection for Louis Vuitton. REUTERS/Violeta Santos Moura
Virgil Abloh's Fall/Winter 2022 collection for Louis Vuitton. REUTERS/Violeta Santos Moura
Virgil Abloh's Fall/Winter 2022 collection for Louis Vuitton. REUTERS/Violeta Santos Moura
Virgil Abloh's Fall/Winter 2022 collection for Louis Vuitton. REUTERS/Violeta Santos Moura
Virgil Abloh's Fall/Winter 2022 collection for Louis Vuitton. REUTERS/Violeta Santos Moura
Virgil Abloh's Fall/Winter 2022 collection for Louis Vuitton. REUTERS/Violeta Santos Moura
Virgil Abloh's Fall/Winter 2022 collection for Louis Vuitton. REUTERS/Violeta Santos Moura
Virgil Abloh's Fall/Winter 2022 collection for Louis Vuitton. REUTERS/Violeta Santos Moura
Virgil Abloh's Fall/Winter 2022 collection for Louis Vuitton. REUTERS/Violeta Santos Moura
Virgil Abloh's Fall/Winter 2022 collection for Louis Vuitton. REUTERS/Violeta Santos Moura
Virgil Abloh's Fall/Winter 2022 collection for Louis Vuitton. REUTERS/Violeta Santos Moura
Virgil Abloh's Fall/Winter 2022 collection for Louis Vuitton. REUTERS/Violeta Santos Moura
Virgil Abloh's Fall/Winter 2022 collection for Louis Vuitton. REUTERS/Violeta Santos Moura
Virgil Abloh's Fall/Winter 2022 collection for Louis Vuitton. REUTERS/Violeta Santos Moura