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. Let’s know more about him through this article.
What is Virgil Abloh famous for?
- An American fashion designer, entrepreneur, and DJ.
Where is Virgil Abloh born?
Recalling his early life, Virgil 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. Similarly, he is of American nationality and belongs to Afro-American ethnicity.
Did Virgil Abloh go to College?
Concerning his education, Virgil attended Boylan Catholic High School, graduating in 1998. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin, Madison in 2002 with a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering. He received his Master of Architecture at the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) in 2006.
What is the profession of Virgil Abloh?
- Virgil 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. He 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.
- He was able to start his own company in 2012 known as 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 for $550 and more.
- In 2013, He founded his first fashion house and second business overall with the high-end streetwear brand Off-White which was based in Milan, Italy. He described the company as “the gray area between black and white as the color off-white” to investors and fashion critics.
- In 2014, he launched Off-white women’s collection and showed the line at the Paris Fashion Week. He managed to be selected as a finalist for the LVMH Prize, an industry award but lost to Marques’Almeida, a British Fashion label and Jacquemus a French fashion label.
- He launched his first concept store for Off-White in Tokyo, Japan. He started the company’s furniture arm, Grey Area.
- In 2017, he designed a new collection entitled “The Ten” in collaboration with Nike and re-designed various best-selling shoes in the company. He also got into partnership with the Swedish furniture company IKEA to design a collection of furniture for apartments and houses which will name Markerad a Swedish word meaning “clear-cut; crisp; pronounced” and is scheduled to release in 2019.
- He worked with artist Jenny Holzer to create a line emphasizing the positive aspects of globalization, immigration, and cultural integration and worked with Holzer again to design t-shirts for Planned Parenthood in response to the Women’s March on Washington in December 2017.
He was named the artistic director of Louis Vuitton’s menswear ready wear line on March 25th, 2018. He was the first person of African descent to lead the brand’s menswear line one of the few black designers at the major French fashion house.
- He showed his first Louis Vuitton collection at the 2018 Men’s Fashion Week at the Palais-Royal gardens in Paris and Rihanna was the first person to wear his collection before the show. Steve Lacy, Dev Hynes, A$AP Nast, Playboi Carti, and Kid Cudi got to walk for the fashion show.
- He 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.
- In May 2019 Pioneer, maker of DJ consoles, announced its collaboration with Abloh in the design of its transparent CDJ-2000NXS2 and DJM-900NXS2 models. The consoles were displayed at Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Art in the Figures of Speech Exhibition.
Who is Virgil Abloh Wife?
Reflecting on her personal life, Virgil has married his wife Shannon Abloh in 2009. The two met back in school at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Presently, the duo lives in Lincoln Park, Chicago with their two children Grey Abloh and Lowe Abloh.
How much is Virgil Abloh’s worth?
Being a fashion designer and DJ, Virgil earns a decent amount of money and popularity from his multiple professions. Based on some online reports, his estimated net worth said to be $4 million at present. However, his salary and assets like cars, home, etc. details are yet to be disclosed.
How tall is Virgil Abloh?
Observing his body statistics, Virgil stands a height of 6 feet 2 inches and weighs around 85 Kg. Similarly, he has a pair of black eyes and hair color. His further information is yet to be disclsoed. In the case of disclsoed, we will le you know.