Born in Rockford, Illinois, Abloh studied engineering and architecture. After he met Kanye West while working as DJ, he designed the rapper’s merchandise. During his time with West, he interned at Fendi in 2006, where he met Burke. Off White began in 2013, with womenswear launched two years later. It swiftly won accolades including the Urban Luxe Brand at London’s Fashion awards in 2017.
Related: This talk Abloh gave last year is great.