In motion

Watch our poetic HERO Winter Annual film dedicated to Virgil Abloh’s FW21 Louis Vuitton collection
Fashion | 31 January 2022
Photographer Samuel Stephenson
Stylist Steve Morriss.

Following the untimely death of Virgil Abloh late last year, inside The Hero Winter Annual 2021 we spotlighted the prolific designer’s final Fall-Winter collection for Louis Vuitton with a poetic shoot photographed by Samuel Stephenson and styled by Steve Morriss.

Accompanying the shoot, Stephenson also created a short film that sets the imagery in motion – premiered below.

“My intention going into this project was not to directly reference the death of Virgil Abloh, who sadly passed away while we were in post-production,” Stephenson says, “[but] while editing the film, I found it impossible to ignore the relevance of that event, and as a result the film did become a sort of requiem. The characters in the film are mourning, they seem unsettled, off-balance, or a bit lost as they search for something that isn’t there.”   

Of the accompanying score, Samuel adds, “Adam Langston composed beautiful music for this, which again reflects a sombre tone. He added a strange regal quality to the score, which is significant and a direct reaction to the achievements of the designer.  For me it sounds like something that would be played at the passing of a monarch or someone important.”


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