Virgil was also the art director of the album Watch the Throne and got nominated for a Grammy Awards for Best Recording Package. He is also known as the first African descent to lead the menswear line and some of the French fashion house. So without any delay, let’s know five interesting facts about Virgil Abloh.
Virgil Abloh was born on September 30, 1980, in Chicago, Illinois. He completed his high school at Boylan Catholic High School and completed his graduation from the University of Wisconsin Madison with a degree in civil engineering.
Well, Virgil is the son of Ghanaian immigrants. Ghana is a unitary presidential constitutional democracy which is located along the Gulf of Atlantic Ocean and Guinea in the sub-region of West Africa. His father was a manager in a paint company whereas his mother was a seamstress.
Virgil married his girlfriend, Shannon in the year 2009. They met in their high school and tied the knot in 2009. Even though Virgil parents are from Ghana, he was grown up in Chicago. As of now, the couple is living a happy married life.
Although Virgil has been doing fashion and design for very long, but it wasn’t until 2012 that he founded his fashion brand, Pyrex Vision which became the mainstream to establish his name in the industry.
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The brand’s offerings were screen painted logos on deadstock Ralph Lauren Flannels and Champion t-shirt. And after some period, he collaborated with designer Matthew Williams and Heron Preston and their collective called- Been Thrill.
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Although Virgil is a fashion designer within the fashion industry, it’s his work, not a profession. Actually, he holds MA in architecture from Illinois Institute of Technology. Virgil first started his career at an architectural firm before he moved to found an art gallery in his hometown.
Virgil has begun a collaboration with Levi’s and the collaboration will continue in future too. As Levi’s supplies him the vintage and he reworks on it. It’s the very beginning of a long relationship between Levi’s and Virgil.
Virgil will bring a new sense of modern luxury which isn’t grounded in the ostentatious. The collaboration defines the brand goal and also an anchoring that happens while paring Iconic brand.