May 19, 2022
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Shannon Abloh appointed CEO of Virgil Abloh Securities

May 19, 2022

Virgil Abloh Securities, a creative corporation founded by the late designer has announced Shannon Abloh as CEO and managing director of the organization.

Shannon Abloh appointed CEO of Virgil Abloh Securities. - Facebook: Off-White

Virgil Abloh Securities is committed to spreading Abloh's ethos and teachings. The organization spans various disciplines including art, architecture, engineering, creative direction, artistic direction, industrial design, fashion design, music, film, writing and philanthropy.

In her new role, Abloh will lead the company and is expected to launch a number of initiatives and endeavors over the coming years, which were initially spearheaded by her late husband Virgil Abloh. In particular, a philanthropic institution will launch in support of diversity and inclusion for diverse talents across creative industries.

Virgil Abloh died on November 28, of cancer after privately battling the disease for several years. Abloh was menswear creative director of Louis Vuitton since March 2018, and founder of the luxury sportswear label Off-White

Since his passing, Abloh has been celebrated in a number of ways. In April, the Fondation Louis Vuitton unveiled the 'Coming of Age' exhibition, created in loving memory and honour of the designer. 

Next month, Louis Vuitton will also launch its collaborative Nike Air Force 1, designed by Abloh himself. All 47 editions of Abloh's AF1 will star in an exhibition, which will again pay homage to the late Abloh's legacy, while sharing the know-how behind each creation.

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