Virgil Abloh Biography
Virgil Abloh is an American fashion designer, entrepreneur, and DJ. He has been the artistic director of Louis Vuitton’s men’s wear collection since March 2018. He is also the chief executive officer label Off-White, a fashion house he founded in 2013 based in Milan.
He first started a career in fashion when he got an internship at Fendi in 2009 alongside rapper Kanye West. The two got into an artistic collaboration that led to the Abloh into founding Off-White. Abloh was named one of the most 100 influential people in the world by Time magazine in 2018. He was also featured in conversation with Takashi Murakami, his friend, and frequent collaborator on the cover of the fall 2018 issue of Cultured magazine.
Virgil Abloh Age
Abloh was born in the year 1980 September 30. He is 38 years old as of 2018.
Virgil Abloh Family
Abloh was born and raised in Rockford, Illinois. He was born to a seamstress mother and paint company manager father. His parents were immigrants from Ghana. He has a sister named Edwina Abloh.
Virgil Abloh wife
Abloh married his wife Shannon Abloh in 2009. The two met back in school at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The two live in Lincoln Park, Chicago with their two children Grey Abloh and Lowe Abloh.
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Abloh interned at Fendi just after graduating from the University of Wisconsin–Madison in the same class as Kanye West. The two would later collaborate after being in the same company’s office in Rome, Italy. Abloh was appointed the creative director of Kanye’s creative agency, DONDA and also became the artistic director for Jay-Z’s and Kanye West’s album Watch the Throne in 2011. Abloh was able to start his own company in 2012 known as Pyrex Vision, Pyrex Vision, a small boutique of couture streetwear. He would purchase deadstock from Ralph Lauren at a low price of $40 and re-designed them and sold them at a price of $550 and more.
In 2013, Abloh founded his first fashion house and second business overall with the high-end streetwear brand Off-White which was based in Milan, Italy. Abloh described the company as “the gray area between black and white as the color off-white” to investors and fashion critics. In 2014 he launched Off-white women’s collection and showed the line at the Paris Fashion Week. He managed to be selected as a finalist for the LVMH Prize, an industry award but lost to Marques’Almeida, a British Fashion label and Jacquemus a French fashion label.
He launched his first concept store for Off-White in Tokyo, Japan. He started the company’s furniture arm, Grey Area. In 2017, he designed a new collection entitled “The Ten” in collaboration with Nike and re-designed various best-selling shoes in the company. He also got into partnership with the Swedish furniture company IKEA to design a collection of furniture for apartments and houses which will named Markerad a Swedish word meaning “clear-cut; crisp; pronounced” and is scheduled to release in 2019. Abloh worked with artist Jenny Holzer to create a line emphasizing the positive aspects of globalization, immigration, and cultural integration and worked with Holzer again to design t-shirts for Planned Parenthood in response to the Women’s March on Washington in December 2017.Virgil Abloh Photo
Abloh was named the artistic director of Louis Vuitton’s menswear ready wear line on March 25, 2018. He was the first person of African descent to lead the brand’s menswear line one of the few black designers at the major French fashion house. Abloh showed his first Louis Vuitton collection at the 2018 Men’s Fashion Week at the Palais-Royal gardens in Paris and Rihanna was the first person to wear his collection before the show. Steve Lacy, Dev Hynes, A$AP Nast, Playboi Carti, and Kid Cudi got to walk for the fashion show. Abloh also created an original outfit designed for Serena Williams to wear throughout the 2018 US Open in which he collaborated with Nike. He has since been in high demand for his designs.
He got to collaborate with Japanese contemporary artist, Takashi Murakami, In 2018 on a series of artworks that brought the fashion world to the art world but ultimately transcended both to create something more. The artists get to discuss their careers and the collaboration at length in their interview for Cultured Magazine’s fall 2018 issue where they are featured as the cover stars.
Virgil Abloh Net Worth
Alboh has an estimated net worth of $4 million.
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Off-White is an Italian streetwear and luxury fashion label based in Milan, Italy that was founded by American designer Virgil Abloh in 2012. It consists of men’s and women’s high-end streetwear. The brand has collaborated with other brands like Levi, Umbro, Sunglass Hut, Champion, Converse, IKEA, and Moncler.
Virgil Abloh Dj
Abloh started Djing since he was a teen throughout high school and college. In an interview, he says that Djing has been his passion since he was young.
Virgil Abloh Quotes
Abloh has a number of his own quotes:
- The whole point of collaboration is that you give and take from each other, and that’s how you create things that are totally new.
- Fashion and music are two great artistic forms that can be molded by the youth culture – our taste and our passion for evolving things in our limited time on earth allows us to look at things with fresh eyes.
- The most valuable thing in culture is to find something first – so everyone is always looking.
- I’d do anything at the right time, and I would also do things at the wrong time if they felt right.
- I do fashion to tell a narrative
- When creativity melds together with global issues, I believe you can bring the world together.
- The amount of random conversations that lead to culture-shifting ideas is insane.
- People, when they say ‘streetwear,’ they miss the central component, which is that it’s real people; it’s clothes that are worn on the street.
- The most important message is to let me just focus on making the most beautiful normcore clothes, but as luxurious as possible.
- Graphic tees are vibes. And I think they’re the basis of a lot of wardrobes, but that makes it challenging to distill what you’re brand means within a T-shirt.
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Virgil Abloh Height
Abloh stands at a height of 6ft 2in.