Virgil Abloh is an American creative designer, DJ, and the founder of the Milan-based fashion label Off-White. Abloh is currently one of the world’s most influential fashion designers, particularly in the world of streetwear. He was Kanye West‘s creative director and most recently, Louis Vuitton named him their new Men’s Artistic Director. Abloh’s first show for Louis Vuitton will be in June during Men’s Fashion Week in Paris.
Virgil Abloh Net Worth As Of 2018: $3 Million
Promotions are always nice for the ol’ savings account. Abloh just got one and apparently, he’s already working from a solid foundation. From what I know about the biz, that’ll be good for his financials, 401k’s, stock markets, and other money words. Let’s check out where it all began.
Virgil Abloh (37) was born in Chicago, Illinois and raised in Rockford, Illinois where he attended Boylan Catholic High School. He received his Masters of Architecture at the Illinois Institute of Technology and his undergraduate in Civil Engineering at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Abloh’s parents are from Ghana.
The same day Abloh graduated in 2003, he met Kanye West. He first met with West’s then-manager John Monopoly who introduced him to Kanye. Abloh’s knowledge impressed West, and he became a member of his creative team shortly thereafter. Abloh has collaborated West on many projects since then. In 2011, he was the art director for the 2011 Jay-Z / Kanye West album Watch the Throne, for which he was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Recording Package.
Abloh launched the label Pyrex Vision in 2012. The labels screen printed logos, slogans, and loud graphics onto deadstock clothing from Ralph Lauren and Champion. His unusual approach to fashion and high-end streetwear brand garnered him a cult following and he continually sold out his collections. Nonetheless, Abloh shut down Pyrex Vision after just one year to pursue other projects. He stated, Pyrex “wasn’t made to be a clothing brand.”
Pyrex Vision served as a springboard for Virgil Abloh to make a name for himself in the high fashion world. As a result, he launched Off-White in 2013. The brand’s style was a large departure from the loud styles of Pyrex Vision but is still under the high-end streetwear umbrella. Based on their prices, it’s verrryy high-end. A long-sleeve t-shirt goes for $400-500 for reference… Off-White was a hit for Abloh and in less than five years of operation, they have established themselves as an industry leader in streetwear clothing. Because of his success with Off-White, Abloh was recently named the artistic director of Louis Vuitton’s men’s wear line.