Ghanaian Designer: Out of Kanye’s Shadow and Into the Spotlight

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Virgil Abloh is the name on everyone’s lips. The Ghanaian was born in Chicago to Ghanaian parents. Stylist, DJ, and complete genius, Virgil recently debuted his Off-White collection.

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The designer is most known for his work with Kanye West, yes the Kanye West. Virgil was his stylist, creative director, and huge influence into Kanye’s style and Kanye’s Yeezy collection.

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Now he is carving out his own space in the fashion industry. Off-white, his Milan based fashion label was created in 2014. It is a unique brand that mixes street wear and high fashion. He also involves a lot of architectural styles and techniques in his designs.  He received recognition when he was nominated for the LVMH Prize for Young Fashion Designer. His latest mens and women’s wear collection featured deconstructed pieces, an homage to his architecture background with a street style flare that plays out as both modern and urban.

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For a man who says he has around 30 ideas a day, there is no stopping him and his Off-white brand.

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