Virgil Abloh Takes Time Off to Recharge

“Everything is fine, but the doctor told me ‘this pace that you’ve sort of pushed your body—to fly all these miles, do all these different projects—is not good for your health.’”

A visionary who has in his possession a truly phenomenal and unique melange of talents; a creative director of Louis Vuitton menswear; a CEO of his own label Off-White. 

The man in question, Virgil Abloh, is known to get his hands busy with anything from performing at DJ gigs to curating museum exhibitions. And now, it seems, the stress of constant jet-setting and staying on top of his overbooked social calendar has taken its toll on Abloh’s health: the designer announced that he has decided to take a three-month break from traveling and work home instead, as ordered by his doctor. And yes, this means staying in Chicago AKA missing the Off-White women’s show in Paris scheduled for September 26th. 

Regardless, Abloh sees this as a positive thing: a way to re-charge, rehabilitate and breathe new life into his creative process. “I’m excited to drop the kids off at school and be able to be here for those moments,” he told “I’m using this as I do everything else, as a way to propel me forward.”

Wishing you the best, V.A.!

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