Virgil Abloh (1980–2021) was artistic director of the menswear collection at Louis Vuitton and founder and CEO of the fashion label Off-White. In 2018, he was named one of the 100 most influential people in the world by Time magazine. Larry Warsh has been active in the art world for more than thirty years as a publisher and artist-collaborator and was a founding member of the Basquiat Authentication Committee until its dissolution in 2012. He is also the editor of Weiwei-isms and Humanity, by Ai Weiwei; Basquiat-isms and The Notebooks, by Jean-Michel Basquiat; and Haring-isms, by Keith Haring (all Princeton).
"Virgil Abloh says the darndest, most illuminating things—enough in
his young fashion career to fill a 160-page book titled Abloh-isms.
. . . The book maps out Abloh’s unique thinking in chapters devoted
to his early years, his inspirations and influences, his creative
methods, his impact and his singular point of view on streetwear,
fashion and art . . . breathtakingly incisive."---Miles Socha,
Women’s Wear Daily online
"[Abloh-isms] spotlights a diverse selection of quotes by Virgil Abloh who has made a profound mark in the worlds of fashion, art, design and pop culture. Authored by Larry Warsh, the book features a collection of quotes by Abloh that were gathered from interviews, discussions, media outlets and other sources. The quotes touch on Abloh’s creativity, passion, innovation, race, and what it means to be an artist of his generation."---Keith Estiler, Hypebeast
"Abloh-isms is the new Bible for all the fans of the American designer. . . . An unmissable volume for all Abloh fans, and for all fashion lovers."
"This set of quotes reflects the unique and peculiar perspective, idea and philosophy that accompanied Virgil Abloh throughout his life showing us how he became an icon of our time."