Virgil Abloh Takes Medical Leave, Will Miss Off-White™ SS20 Show

The notoriously busy designer needs a break.

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It’s no secret Virgil Abloh leads a busy lifestyle, but it appears as though his jet-setting, DJ gigs, museum exhibitions and brand collaborations have finally caught up to his health. News broke today that as per doctor’s orders, Abloh will be taking the next few months off from traveling. “Essentially I’m working from home for the next three months, and in large part all my marketing events I’m canceling,” the designer told Vogue over the phone today.

Ahead of his three month travel hiatus, Abloh has already canceled most of his upcoming public appearances, including events in partnership with Ikea and Nike, Vogue’s Forces of Fashion summit, the opening of his “Figures of Speech” exhibition in Atlanta this November and his attendance at Off-White™‘s Spring/Summer 2020 show during Paris Fashion Week this month.

In terms of his fashion designer and director duties, Abloh reassures that his “Off-White™ team is equipped to handle this, and my Louis Vuitton team is expert-level. The shows will go on.” Abloh also promises that a “crowd participation element” will replace his physical attendance at Off-White™’s Spring/Summer 2020 runway show.

Abloh declined to make any further comments on his medical state; maybe it’s the germs from flying eight times per week, or maybe it’s simply pure exhaustion. Either way, we won’t be seeing the multidisciplinary designer around for the next few months as he goes into full recovery mode.

Elsewhere in fashion, take a look at Pyer Moss’ Collection 3 “Sister” on the runway during New York Fashion Week.

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