Virgil Abloh ordered to take time off due to health concerns
Louis Vuitton’s artistic director, OFF White founder and DJ, Virgil Abloh will be on a health-conscious hiatus for the next few months. Abloh told Vogue that he was temporarily “shifting gears” and slowing down per physician’s order. Abloh told the publication that he visited his doctor in August after he struggled to “bounce back” from an overseas trip. “I was just tired, so I went to the doctor. Ultimately everything is fine, but the doctor told me ‘this pace that you’ve sort of pushed your body—to fly all these miles, do all these different projects—is not good for your health,” says Abloh. One of the most in-demand creatives in the world, Abloh’s grueling itinerary is coming to a grinding halt following a packed summer schedule.
“Essentially I’m working from home for the next three months, and in large part [cancelling] all [of] my marketing events,” says the multi-faceted creator.
Abloh’s upcoming public appearances with IKEA and Nike will not come to fruition. He likewise will not participate in Vogue’s Forces of Fashion summit, the November opening of his Figures of Speech exhibition at Atlanta’s High Museum, or Off-White’s Paris Fashion Week show.
Abloh’s team reportedly told Business of Fashion that the reputed stylist is “designing the Off-White show in Paris to replace his attendance with a creative new approach that will include crowd participation.”
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