Announcements | November 30, 2021

Remembering Virgil Abloh

The African American Design Nexus mourns the loss of Virgil Abloh.

Remembering Virgil Abloh

Kanye West and Virgil Abloh embrace at the close of the latter's debut collection for Louis Vuitton Men Spring 2019. Image Courtesy of Bertrand Rindoff Petroff for Getty Images via

Image courtesy of the Harvard Graduate School of Design from Abloh’s lecture titled “Insert Complicated Title Here” given in October 2017.

On Sunday, November 28, 2021, the Design world lost an icon. Virgil Abloh was an artist, architect, engineer, designer, musician, DJ, creative director, and artistic director. His work aimed to uplift Black, Indigenous, People of Color, and other marginalized voices. He constantly pushed the boundaries of our practice as designers, artists, and thinkers. Our thoughts are with his loved ones at this time.

Watch his lecture “Insert Complicated Title Here” given at the Harvard Graduate School of Design in October 2017 below.