POV: WHY VIRGIL ABLOH IS A MOVER AND SHAKER
THE UBER MULTITASKER
For Virgil Abloh work life isn’t only 24/7 but it’s also 365/365. That’s because this savvy multi-tasker juggles a globetrotting and round-the-clock agenda as he keeps a foot in many shoes, serving as the founder and creative mind of the Off-White fashion label, the creative director for Kanye West, a hot DJ, and an inspirational style setter. Besides influencing Kanye West’s stream of Yeezy projects, in 2014, he launched the buzzy Milan-based fashion label Off-White which earned the prestigious LVMH Prize for Young Fashion Designers and which in only a few seasons has sky- rocketed to success, earnestly validated by the fashion system. Phone constantly in hand, Abloh is a great networker, always available to his fan, plugged into Instagram, chatting with friends or hanging out.
IN OUR VIEW - Abloh is unquestionably ahead of the times with his streetwear infused mix which is quickly changing the fashion scenario via a desire to create a “community” around the brand, or the unique idea of interpreting fashion through DJs, musicians, rappers and artists. It’s a new fashion language for the new generations. Plus, Off-White’s social media outlets are super cool and engaging as are the people who work for him.