Virgil Abloh: Millionaire of Ghanaian descent is one of Time’s 100 Most Influential People in the World


Abloh came to prominence as Kanye West's creative director and thereafter gained much attention in the fashion world with his luxury labels.

Virgil Abloh has been named as one of TIME magazine’s 100 most influential people in 2018.

Abloh was recently announced as creative director for menswear at Louis Vuitton.

On his appointment he said "this opportunity to think through what the next chapter of design and luxury will mean at a brand that represents the pinnacle of luxury was always a goal in my wildest dreams."

According to coed.com, the creative director's net worth is estimated at is worth $3 million.

Abloh came to prominence as Kanye West's creative director and thereafter gained much attention in the fashion world with his luxury labels.

 

Though born to Ghanaian parents, the 38 years old Abloh grew up in Chicago. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a bachelor degree in civil engineering and went on to study architecture at the Illinois Institute of Technology.  

Two years after working for an architecture firm, Abloh found his new love; fashion. He came out with RSVP Gallery, an art gallery and menswear boutique in Chicago.

Abloh moved to Kanye West's creative agency Donda as creative director, overseeing projects like stage shows and concert merchandise.

 

In 2012, Abloh launched his first fashion brand, Pyrex Vision, which screen-printed logos onto Champion t-shirts and dead stock  Ralph Lauren  rugby shirts. 

Pyrex Vision served as a springboard for Virgil Abloh to make a name for himself in the high fashion world.

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In 2013 Abloh launched luxury men’s and women’s streetwear label Off-White. The Milan-based brand was picked up by stockists like Barneys and Colette, and is worn by the likes of Jay-Z, ASAP Rocky, Rihanna and Beyoncé. 

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