Louis Vuitton has announced that its Spring 2022 runway show, christened “Virgil Was Here,” will be in tribute to the creative director and his accomplishments. The show will consist of his final collection.

Abloh, just 43 years old at the time of his death, was a pioneer in luxury fashion and design. He founded Pyrex Vision and Off-White before joining LV as artistic director of menswear in 2018—the first African American to hold such a position at the French house.

The Parisian label offered its condolences in a statement, saying, “Virgil was one of the most influential designers of our time. He challenge conventional thinking and pushed boundaries. His legacy will continue to inspire us and future generations.”

Abloh, who passed away last month, was a longtime friend of the luxury brand and its artistic director Nicolas Ghesquière. He was appointed at the position in March 2017, succeeding Kim Jones who led the brand’s menswear division for 6 years.

His last collection will be presented under his monogram LV logo, proving once again the fashion house's support to him after he designed a full collection for its line Monogram and a special Pop-Up Store during the Paris Fashion Week.

The designer's tenure has been marked with anticipation and excitement, as he introduced new concepts to fashion such as “High Fashion” and “Design P”. The High Fashion concept was inspired by his work at Louis Vuitton, as well as the Japanese brand UNDERCOVER. He created the latter with Jun Takahashi in 1993. It was also inspired by Miyake’s label, which he held an internship at while studying architecture at the University of Illinois.The “Design P” concept—combining ‘Pop Art’ and ‘Punk Fashion’—was Abloh’s first solo collection inspired by artists such as Nabil Elderkin, Richard Prince, and Andy Warhol.