Virgil Abloh, the artistic director for Louis Vuitton menswear and the founder of the label Off-White, has died after a private battle with cancer. He was 41.
The retail business is in a dismal place. Stores once considered institutions shuttered their doors permanently, and even the strongest companies have experienced financial struggles over the course of economic fallout associated with the current global health crisis. While big businesses struggle, small businesses face more challenging prospects for survival. This is especially true for Black-owned independent sneaker shops. Continue reading A Guide to Black-Owned Sneaker Stores and Boutiques
Off-White, once again presumably surprising not a single person, has been deemed the hottest brand in the world by way of the latest Lyst Index update. Continue reading Off-White Named Hottest Brand in the World by Lyst for Third Consecutive Quarter
Next Monday, Virgil Abloh’s “Figures of Speech” exhibit at MCA Chicago officially opens to the public. An early look from media has provided some of what to expect from the space. A lot of attention has been given to a Supreme box logo T-shirt collaboration on display, but the large amount of Off-White x Nike samples being showcased is arguably the best piece of Abloh’s new exhibit. Continue reading Virgil Abloh Is Displaying Off-White x Nike Samples at MCA Chicago
This June, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago will unveil its latest exhibition: Virgil Abloh: “Figures of Speech,” showcasing the genre-bending work the Off-White founder has spearheaded in his prolific career as an architect, Kanye West’s creative director, internationally-recognized DJ, and artistic director of menswear at Louis Vuitton. Continue reading Virgil Abloh Looks Back on His Career in Art and Fashion Ahead of MCA Exhibition