Fashion company, Louis Vuitton has unveiled the final collection by its late artistic director of menswear, Virgil Abloh at the Paris Fashion Week.

After a two-year battle with cancer, Abloh passed on, November 28, 2021. A few days later after the mishap, Lois Vuitton held a (previously scheduled) fashion show in Miami.

Interestingly, the show featured updates and tweaks to Abloh’s Spring-Summer 2022 roster.

 It initially seemed as if that event would be the designer’s last showcase, but he’d already completed much of Fall-Winter 2022.

Going memory lane on the collection, there was a repeat format of Abloh’s eighth since his ground breaking appointment to the 168-year-old house in 2018, Thursday at Paris Fashion Week: first for press and influencers, then, a few hours later, for friends and family.

Sierra Leone-born multidisciplinary creative and editor-in-chief of the fashion publication Dazed, Ib Kamara, spearheaded the catwalk’s unfolding which was a team work.

Moreover, Kamara who has other feats to his credits also has a high-profile styling gigs which includes Fenty ads for Rihanna and numerous international Vogue covers, began collaborating with Abloh ahead of Louis Vuitton’s Spring-Summer 2021 collection.

Such achievement has also attracted his styled Louis Vuitton menswear runway shows as well as campaigns, making it a reality.

Speaking on the process, Over a Zoom call from Paris, Kamara expressed his thoughts.  “We wanted to keep it where we thought Virgil was with us, but push it to where Virgil would’ve taken it,” he said.

“One of the most brilliant things about the man was that he could introduce starkly new ideas every season, but that these ideas also intertwined with seasons from the past.”