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Virgil Abloh Dies of Cancer at 41

PARIS — Virgil Abloh, the founder of luxury streetwear brand Off-White and artistic director of men’s wear at Louis Vuitton, has died from cancer at the age of 41.
One of the most influential designers of his generation, Abloh had been privately battling the disease for several years, LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton said in a statement on Sunday. The designer died in hospital in Houston on Sunday, according to sources familiar with the matter. 
“We are all shocked after this terrible news. Virgil was not only a genius designer, a visionary, he was also a man with a beautiful soul and great wisdom,” Bernard Arnault, chairman and chief executive officer of LVMH, said in the statement.
“The LVMH family joins me in this moment of great sorrow, and we are all thinking of his loved ones after the passing of their husband, their father, their brother or their friend,” he added.
Abloh’s family posted a message to his Instagram account.

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“We are devastated to announce the passing of our beloved Virgil Abloh, a fiercely devoted father, husband, son, brother, and friend. He is survived by his loving wife Shannon Abloh, his children Lowe Abloh

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Designers, Brands Pay Tribute to Virgil Abloh on Social Media

The fashion world was shocked on Sunday with the sudden news that designer Virgil Abloh died at the age of 41 after a private two-year battle with cancer.
Designers including Pierpaolo Piccioli, Donna Karan, Marc Jacobs and Maria Grazia Chiuri among many others, have shared their tributes to Abloh on Instagram.
Donatella Versace “Virgil, I am lost for words. The world has lost a fashion superstar. An innovator. A creator for the history books. I am thinking of all your loved ones on this tragic day. Love, Donatella”

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Alessandro Michele “May your kindness illuminate the world of angels. Until we meet again.”

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Kim Jones “So sad to hear about the passing of dear Virgil, one of the kindest people you could meet, many great times spent traveling the world and hanging out in hotel rooms, working in the floor and going through Japanese magazines and laughing and talking about ideas … my thoughts to Shannon and the children and the rest of his family.”
Pierpaolo Piccioli “Virgil. We met thanks to Jun some years ago, and I went to this event where they

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Virgil Abloh’s Most Memorable Quotes

The sudden news that designer Virgil Abloh died at the age of 41 shocked the world, with many taking to social media to share tributes, memories and anecdotes. The founder of Off-White and creative director of men’s at Louis Vuitton passed away after a private two-year battle with cancer. He was widely considered to have single-handedly changed the industry and opened doors for an entire generation of artists within fashion, art and music.
WWD’s Paris Bureau Chief Joelle Diderich said: “The first time I met Virgil Abloh, I walked away after a 45-minute conversation completely sold on his vision. He was the kind of guy who had a theory about everything. Over the course of almost 8 years, we had many further long conversations on topics from design to inclusivity, but mainly he talked about changing the system.”
WWD’s Milan Fashion Editor Alessandra Turra recalled the long conversation she had with Abloh in June 2017, about his show at Pitti Uomo, when he discussed his own take on the concept of temperature.
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“It’s a metaphor within my vocabulary system to sort of describe a moment of something that’s already existing. Take the weather, for example — if it’s cold or hot outside,

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Celebrities Pay Tribute to Virgil Abloh

The fashion industry was rocked on Sunday with the sudden news that famed fashion designer Virgil Abloh, founder of luxury streetwear brand Off-White and artistic director of men’s wear at Louis Vuitton, died at the age of 41 after a private two-year battle with cancer.
LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton released a statement from chairman and chief executive officer, Bernard Arnault, on Abloh’s death, stating: “We are all shocked after this terrible news. Virgil was not only a genius designer, a visionary, he was also a man with a beautiful soul and great wisdom.”
Celebrities such as Pharrell Williams, Hailey Bieber, Cynthia Erivo, Drake and many others, have shared touching tributes to Abloh on Instagram, talking about their friendships with the late designer and his impact on fashion and culture.
Williams, shared a photo of Abloh with the caption: “My heart is broken. Virgil you were a kind, generous, thoughtful creative genius. Your work as a human and your work as a spiritual being will live forever. Sending love and light to your wife, children, family and day ones. You’re with the Master now, shine.

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Leather Winter Fashion Collections – Hardware LDN Launches 2021 Winter Collection of Leather Apparel (TrendHunter.com)


(TrendHunter.com) ‘Hardware LDN,’ the London-based fashion house, has launched a winter fashion collection comprised of fine leather apparel. Included in this collection are trench coats, jackets, trousers,…

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Northern Lights-Themed Timepieces – GoS Introduces New Limited Edition Blue Guilloché Wrist Watch (TrendHunter.com)


(TrendHunter.com) Indie Swedish watch brand GoS has announced the release of a new limited edition blue Guilloché, which has been added to the company’s exclusive Norrsken collection.

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Lotus-Inspired Luxury Timepieces – The ‘Lotus Tourbillon’ Is Decadent Floral Luxury (TrendHunter.com)


(TrendHunter.com) ‘Kross Studio’ has had several successful timepiece collaborations with its most recent being a lotus-inspired luxury timepiece made with esteemed designer Alain Silberstein. The ‘…

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EXCLUSIVE: Juicy Couture and Emi Jay Team on 2000s-inspired Collection

Juicy Couture and Emi Jay are teaming up to create a hair accessories collection for the holidays that blends both brands’ early Aughts aesthetics.
The fashion label and hair accessories brand, respectively, are partnering on a collaboration for the holiday season. The 10-piece hair accessories collection is infused with early Aughts nostalgia, which are hallmarks of both companies.
“In the last year, we’ve really just as a whole embodied a lot of early 2000s trends,” explained Emi Jay founder Julianne Goldmark. “A lot of girls were gravitating toward color coming out of quarantine, funkier hairstyles and brighter and bolder pieces. With a lot of our campaign imagery over the last year, we did pull a lot of early 2000s inspiration and Juicy [Couture] kind of picks up on that. They felt like OG Juicy [Couture] was so true to current day Emi Jay. We felt there was such a tie between the two brands.”
To design the collection, Emi Jay looked to early 2000s romantic comedies and “It” girls of that era, such as Paris Hilton, Britney Spears and Hilary Duff. The brand also looked at archival pieces and campaigns from Juicy Couture to reference the fashion brand’s heritage.
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Nike Is Creating a Line With LeBron James and Liverpool F.C.

Nike is reportedly creating a line with LeBron James and Liverpool F.C.
This month, Fenway Sports Group chairman Tom Werner revealed that Nike is collaborating with the Los Angeles Lakers forward and the English Premier League football club to create a number of products.
Fenway Sports Group is the parent company of Major League Baseball’s Boston Red Sox and Liverpool. The group has been the sole global marketer of James’ rights since 2011, and within that deal, the basketball player was granted a minority stake in Liverpool.
“We’re doing a product line with LeBron and Liverpool,” Werner said, according to The Boston Globe. “Nike is creating seven or eight products that connect LeBron with soccer. I don’t know specifics yet, but they’re going to create seven or eight products that rival the connection that Michael Jordan has with Nike.”

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In March, James joined FSG as a partner, which made him part-owner of its subsidiaries, including the Red Sox, Roush Fenway Racing, New England Sports Network and Liverpool, which he already owned a 2 percent stake in.
The investment made James and his business partner Maverick Carter the company’s first Black

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A Guide to How Retailers Are Doing Black Friday 2021

Like last year, Black Friday 2021 is looking different.
Several major retailers are again starting the Black Friday shopping event early, with many sales periods starting at the beginning of November. This move is largely due to the ongoing pandemic, with retailers responding to supply chain blockages and product shortages, and offering customers more time to do their holiday shopping. Many retailers are also continuing last year’s practice of closing its stores on Thanksgiving as a way to thank its associates and reduce the spread of COVID-19. 
Retailers like Best Buy, Walmart, Macy’s and others have already revealed their Black Friday shopping events, with others slated to make their announcements in the next few weeks.
Here, WWD rounds up how several major retailers are doing Black Friday 2021. Read on for more.
This article will be updated as retailers announce their Black Friday initiatives. 
Amazon  
Amazon is continuing its tradition of offering a longer holiday sales period that started at the beginning of October. The deals are available on Amazon’s “Epic Deals” page and spans across virtually all its categories, including fashion, beauty, home, electronics and more.
Throughout October and November, Amazon will drop deeper deals on select merchandise. It is currently amid its Holiday Beauty

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