Virgil Abloh named artistic director of Louis Vuitton’s menswear

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.

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I enjoyed this talk by Virgil Abloh:

Virgil Abloh is a longtime creative consultant to Kanye West and the founder of the award-winning luxury fashion label Off-White™. The Chicago-based designer received his Masters of Architecture at the Illinois Institute of Technology and his undergraduate in Civil Engineering at the University of Madison-Wisconsin.

It’s quite long with shonky video quality but great all the same.

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