Virgil Abloh is known as the founder of the Milan based high-end streetwear brand, Off White. He started this label in 2012 and has now been named Louis Vuittons Men’s Artistic Director. Virgil’s label Off White quickly gained success after launching and featured collections for both men and women, along with a few special collaborations with other designers like Jimmy Choo and Sunglass Hut.
The story behind the name comes from the fact that it is referring to “the grey area between black and white”. After a few years with much success Off White has gained a major following as one of the leading retailers of globally sourced menswear.
Virgil, 37 will be replacing Kim Jones who left the label after its 2018 fall collection in January. This will be the first time the 164 year label will have an African American designer.
His first show will take place in June during Men’s Fashion Week in Paris.
Here’s some Off White designs worn by celebrities..