A tribute to Virgil Abloh 

Presented at Milan Fashion Week in February 2023 during the first inaugural Black Carpet Awards.


Virgil was a great mentor to me, and to many BIPOC creatives. He supported us when we started the project WAMI (We Are Made in Italy), and we were working on launching a capsule collection of T-shirts to support our organization. I have often thought back to three words he once said to me: I see you. How often have those three words given me the energy to carry on even in the most trying of times.

To the man and mentor who taught so many how to see. Your legacy lives on.

Michelle Francine Ngonmo

Founder of the Afro Fashion Association




From an original idea of Michelle Francine Ngonmo

Art & creative direction: Jon Bronxl

Directed by Byron Rosero

Sound and Design by Lateicio Ismael Pacheco Condoy & Omar Gabriel Delnevo

Styling by Thais Montessori Brandao

MUA & Hairstyling by Accademia Stefano Anselmo

Assistant stylists: Virginia Bettini & IFDA students

Art performance by Red Longò

Choreography by Nnamdi Nwagwu & Nagga