Black History Month: Virgil Abloh

Black History Month: Virgil Abloh

Faith Beaubrun, Staff Writer

Born September 30, 1980-Present

Virgil Abloh is a jack of all trades. He went from Art Director for Jay Z and Kanye West’s joint album “Watch the Throne” to DJ to creator and founder of his high fashion label Off-White since 2014. Hailing from Rockford, Illinois, the 38 year-old has made a tremendous impact on the world of fashion. From the infamous 6 foot-long Off-White industrial belt to the revolutionary Nike “The Ten” collab, Abloh meshes together edgy street-wear with luxury-level fabrication to create his own aesthetic. With a hand in every industry: music, fashion, sneakers, and soon furniture, Virgil shows his versatility, drive, and staying power. As an African American man, Abloh has made a profound mark on fashion and shows no signs of stopping in a white-dominated industry.

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