Famous designer and artist Virgil Abloh have been announced to have a special day honoring him. In honor of his passing, it would be fitting to name December 1 his day in his hometown of Rockford, Illinois, where he was born and raised.
Sadly, the 41-year-old passed away too soon, but his legacy lives on in the fashion world and the community. His hometown city of Rockford, Illinois, will recognize December 1 as “Virgil Abloh Day” in honor of his contributions.
According to TMZ, the city officials will formally announce the honor on Wednesday (December 1), adding that Virgil’s family has been notified. It was made special to honor his contributions and impact on the community, especially the youth. Continuing to state that Abloh set an example for the people and has agreed to honor him and his legacy.
Some wise words from the late Virgil Abloh…
A word of advice from Virgil Abloh: "Life is so short that you can't waste even a day subscribing to what someone thinks you can do versus knowing what you can do." pic.twitter.com/597r76hpkB
— Pigeons & Planes (@PigsAndPlans) December 1, 2021
Rockford, IL. Mayor Tom McNamara is set to announce the news to the city formally.
The Off-White founder and designer succumbed to the harsh effects of cancer, choosing to keep the private news while at the same time displaying his craft and passion before his death.