Born in Rockford, Illinois, Virgil Abloh is a multi-hyphenate creative that often rejects classification on creativity. He operates in the realms of Art, Design, and Culture in conjunction with advocacy, mentoring, and philanthropy in the spaces he occupies. After earning a degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, he completed a master's degree in Architecture at the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT), Chicago. At IIT, while studying a Bauhaus design curriculum devised by Mies van der Rohe, Abloh began to craft the principles of his broader art practice. The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago presented a major traveling survey of Abloh's work in summer 2019-one of the highest attended exhibitions in the museum's history. Currently, Abloh is the Chief Creative Director and founder of Off-White (TM)? and Men's Artistic Director at Louis Vuitton, amongst other endeavors.
The ultimate Virgil Abloh x Nike retrospective. *
As sneaker culture becomes more and more prevalent in both the realms of art and high fashion, there are very few books on the market that are worthy of a chic coffee table arrangement - until now. Icons captures the cultural connection between sneakers, art, and fashion behind one of the biggest collaborations in sneaker history. * nylon.com *
Sure to get the sneakerheads buzzing. * robbreport.com *
Offers unique insight into a defining moment in sneaker culture. * dazeddigital.com *
The design brings a baseline color pop for your initial book stacking and shelving, as well as a legit conversation piece. * vice.com *
Virgil Abloh's 'ICONS' book lifts the lid on his era-defining Nike collaboration. * Complex.com *