No Pets (Virgil Abloh)
Virgil Abloh did not have any reported pets.
September 30, 1980 (43)
Virgil Abloh was an American designer, entrepreneur, and DJ, chiefly known for founding the fashion label Off-White and his role as artistic director for Louis Vuitton’s men’s wear collection.
Abloh first gained attention in the fashion world through his brand Off-White, which was launched in 2012. The brand was a disruptive force, tearing down and rebuilding the borders between streetwear and high fashion. Off-White’s signature product, the diagonal striped motif, became a global emblem of new luxury. But it wasn’t just fashion that caught Abloh’s eye; he was also involved in music and art, with projects that included album covers for Kanye West and installations at prestigious art venues.
His collaborations were a testament to his wide-reaching impact across different spheres of culture. Abloh worked closely with Kanye West, including on the creative agency Donda, named after West’s mother. In the fashion industry, he partnered with the likes of Kim Jones, Marc Jacobs, and Miuccia Prada. In music, aside from Kanye, he collaborated with Pharrell Williams and Kid Cudi. Abloh also delved into the world of sports, working with athletes such as Serena Williams and Roger Federer. The worlds of art and architecture were not immune to his touch either, as he collaborated with Takashi Murakami, Jenny Holzer, and Peter Marino. The string of collaborations even extended to home furnishings, with a noteworthy partnership with IKEA.
A crowning achievement in Abloh’s career was his appointment as the artistic director of Louis Vuitton’s men’s wear collection in 2018. This made him one of the first people of African descent to lead a major luxury fashion house. Throughout his career, he received various distinctions, such as the Urban Luxe award at the 2017 British Fashion Awards and was also named to Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People list in 2018.