Despite Virgil Abloh putting the breaks on by annoucing a three-month hiatus earlier this summer, it looks like the Louis Vuitton menswear creative director is already back in the game. Abloh just dropped major hints about at an upcoming exhibition in Paris.
Abloh signed with the esteemed Galerie Kreo last June. The Paris-based institution was founded by Didier Krzentowski and represents some of the world’s most prolific designers (Newson, Jasper Morrison, and Pierre Charpin are just some of their roster). Upon signing, the gallery has also announced plans to hold two exhibitions with the multihyphenate, who also took to Instagram to broadcast the opening.
“Just signed to @galeriekreo—exhibition of new work titled “efflorescence” come January 2020,” the Off-White founder wrote on a post.
The exhibition was last shown in September as part of London’s Design Festival, and will be heading to Paris in two months. And if you’re wondering about the name, efflorescence refers to the crystallisation of salt on the surface of concrete. The exhibition will explore how urban cities are transformed, how graffiti decorates walls, and how flowers grow between cracks in the ground.
The showcase comes after Abloh’s major retrospective, Figures of Speech, which was held at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago this summer.
And Abloh isn’t stopping there, the designer recently posted a photo of himself in the Louis Vuitton elevators in Paris. With the A/W 2020 season soon approaching, it’s likely we’ll also be seeing the designer’s presence back on the runway.