The vision of the late fashion trailblazer Virgil Abloh will be on display at the Brooklyn Museum beginning in the summer of 2022 with a show titled Virgil Abloh: "Figures of Speech,” Teen Vogue reports.
According to the museum’s announcement, “Figures of Speech” will mark the first museum survey exhibition devoted to the late artist and designer Virgil Abloh. The exhibit is titled after the 2019 solo show that the late Louis Vuitton men's artistic director curated at Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Art. “Figures of Speech” will feature exhibitions centered on fashion, sculpture, videography, and immersive spaces to explore, in celebratory fashion, the indelible mark that he made as a creative artist.
Without question, Abloh was one of the most revered and influential designers before his unexpected passing to a rare form of cancer last year. In 2012, he founded the brand Off-White and in 2018 he was named the men’s artistic director of Louis Vuitton. Also, he worked closely with Kanye West, helping to shape Ye's DONDA line, and was the creative visionary behind several iconic album covers.
In 2017, Abloh launched his own furniture design collection and debuted his collaboration with Mercedes-Benz in 2020.
“The way he operated never failed to blow me away—the way that he found time for everyone, and maintained the same genuine level of enthusiasm for seeing the creative output of young creatives as he did cultural legends,” said Olivia Singer, global editorial director of i-D Magazine.
“I learned a huge amount from him, and I am one of many, many people who will carry those lessons with me forever,” she added.
Virgil Abloh: “Figures of Speech" will premiere at the Brooklyn Museum on July 1, 2022.