Month: February 2021

‘Visionary’ designer Virgil Abloh dies aged 41

by AFP PARIS – Top US fashion designer Virgil Abloh (picture), the artistic director of Louis Vuitton’s menswear collection, died Sunday aged 41 after battling cancer for several years, the fashion and luxury house’s French owners LVMH announced. Abloh, the first black American creative director of a top French fashion house, brought streetwear such as…

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Rapper defends China satire ‘Fragile’ as views strike 30m

By AFP A rapper who penned a viral Mandarin pop song poking fun at Chinese nationalists said Monday he had no regrets about being blacklisted by Beijing as his track hit more than 30 million views on YouTube. Released last month, ‘Fragile’ by Malaysian rapper Namewee, featuring Australian singer Kimberley Chen, has become a viral…

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