Virgil Abloh, 38. Artist, Architect, Engineer, Creative director and Designer.
1980 Born outside of Chicago, Illnois
2002 University of Wisconsin – Madison Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering
2005 Illinois Institute of Technology Master’s Degree in Architecture
2009 Worked at Fendi under Silvia Fendi
2010 Assumed role as Creative Director for Kanye West and his creative content company, DONDA
2011 Nominated for a Grammy Award for Album Packaging creative direction alongside Riccardo Tisci and Kanye West
2012 Began an art project entitled PYREX VISION. This proved to be the incarnation of what is now known as OFF-WHITE c/o VIRGIL ABLOH ™
2013 Launched OFF-WHITE c/o VIRGIL ABLOH ™, , a seasonal men’s and women’s fashion brand that is sold at stores like Barneys New York, Maxfield, The Webster, Selfridges, Colette, etc.
2013 Launched furniture collection for OFF-WHITE c/o VIRGIL ABLOH ™ creating a lifestyle offering
2015 Nominated as one of the top eight finalists for the 2015 LVMH Prize in Paris
2015 Presented his first fashion show for Women’s SS16 “OFF DAY ” collection in Paris Inducted into the BOF 500 “The People Shaping the Global Fashion Industry” List
2016 Nominated as one of the top five nominees in the category of International Urban Luxury Brand at The British Fashion Awards.
2017 Nominated as one of the top five nominees in the category of Swarovski Award for Emerging Talent at the CFDA Awards
2017 Won the International Designer of the Year Award at the GQ Men of the year Awards
2017 The NIKE “The Ten” Air Jordan 1 won She of the Year at the FN Achievement Awards
2017 Won the Urban Luxe Brand Award at the British Fashion Awards
Continues to collaborate with artists like Tom Sachs, George Condo, Vanessa Beecroft, Takashi Murakami and Kanye West; and brands such as Rimowa, Moncler, Adidas, Nike, Braun and Levi’ s.
” (…) he ́s two steps ahead of the zeitgeist, and the medium is his message. ”
Amy Verner, vogue.com
“Abloh makes no pretensions about being an artist, further, his clothes are not intended as the sartorial equivalent of satire. But from the moment his first Pyrex Vision T-Shirts cracked the street-style mold three years ago to hin inclusion on the LMVH Prize short list las week, his steady ascent has largerly been the result of an exceptional sixth sense for graphic imagery. ˮ
Amy Verner, vogue.com
“Virgil Abloh leaves you with a sense of confidence. I’m a huge fan. His sportswear relates to what’s happening in the street, and takes you just a step or two beyond. His collection had a lot of denim — ripped, patched, in ultra-wide shapes — topped off with beautiful, eccentric white shirts and tunics. ˮ
Cathy Horyn, Fashion Critic at NY Magazine
“Virgil Abloh is a leader in the new school of fashion expression where vintage meets future.ˮ