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DGK Founder Stevie Williams Reveals The Most Important Lesson He Learned From The Late Virgil Abloh

A business was born out of Stevie Williams’ devotion to skateboarding.

Samantha Dorisca

Aug 4, 2023

Fat Joe And Mayor Link Up To Auction Their Favorite Air Force 1 Sneakers For Virgil Abloh's 'Post Modern' Scholarship Fund

Virgil Abloh’s “Post-Modern” scholarship fund is continuing to be poured into since the fashion designer’s passing. This time, it’s from the help of Fat Joe and Mayor.

Ngozi Nwanji

Jun 30, 2022

Harlem's Fashion Row Partners With LVMH In Support Of Emerging Black Designers To Carry On Virgil Abloh’s Mission

Rising talent will be supported in the fight toward a more equitable and inclusive fashion industry in light of a new partnership between Harlem’s Fashion Row (HFR) and LVMH North America.

Samantha Dorisca

Jun 17, 2022

Shannon Abloh Steps Up As CEO Of Virgil Abloh Securities

From Virgil Abloh’s residual influence on fashion to his artistic footprint on culture, it is a difficult task not to see how his life’s work impacted the world. Now, a part of his lasting legacy is living on through his wife, Shannon Abloh, as she will reportedly become the CEO and managing director of Virgil Abloh Securities, a creative corporation founded by the late designer.

Josh Rodgers

May 18, 2022

Virgil Abloh's Final Collab With Mercedes-Benz Has Been Unveiled, Features Exclusive Maybach And Clothing Line

The latest and final collaboration from Mercedes-Benz and Virgil Abloh is here. In a press release, the company unveiled an exclusive edition of Maybach’s S 680 sedan designed by the late fashion designer. The Mercedes-Maybach S-Class design features a two-tone color scheme, luxurious fashion accessories, the Mercedes-Maybach and Virgil Abloh logos, and more. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Mercedes-Benz (@mercedesbenz) The limited-edition Maybach is Abloh’s third piece of work with the luxury car brand. The first was Project Geländewagen, and the second was the monolithic Project Maybach electric show car, as previously reported by AfroTech. The latter project was under Abloh and his brand Off-White’s partnership to continue innovating the future of Mercedes, which was established prior to his passing. According to the press release, only 150 units of the car, which was designed in partnership with Mercedes-Benz Group AG Chief Design Officer Gorden Wagener in 2021,...

Ngozi Nwanji

Apr 5, 2022

Pair Of Virgil Abloh's Louis Vuitton x Nike Air Force 1s Sell For Over $350K, Proceeds To Go To Black Designers

Over the past two weeks, sneakerheads and Virgil Abloh fans have placed their bids to get their hands on the Louis Vuitton x Nike Air Force 1 sneakers — the exclusive collaboration created prior to the Off-White designer’s passing in November 2021. AfroTech has shared reports on the custom shoes from when they were initially in the process to be put up on Sotheby’s website, which was Jan 26. On Feb. 8, the auction closed and sale prices are now being revealed, Hypebeast reports.

Ngozi Nwanji

Feb 9, 2022

Bids For Virgil Abloh's Louis Vuitton x Nike Air Force 1s Hit As High As $90K In Auction

The bids for the Louis Vuitton x Nike Air Force 1 sneakers have been popping off within a quick time span, which comes in as no surprise being that they were created by the late fashion pioneer Virgil Abloh. The leather sneakers — sold in an exclusive colorway and Louis Vuitton pilot case — went up for online auction on Sotheby’s on Jan. 26, as previously reported by AfroTech. Only 200 pairs ranging from sizes 5 to 18 went up for sale on the auction’s website, with the starting bid at $2,000. With about a week left until the sale closes, bidders have been putting their money where their mouths are for the iconic collaboration of the Abloh customs.

Ngozi Nwanji

Jan 31, 2022

Virgil Abloh’s Louis Vuitton x Nike Air Force 1 Ready For Auction With Proceeds Going To Scholarship Fund

The wait is over for the late Virgil Abloh’s highly-anticipated exclusive sneaker release. Fans of the trailblazing designer now have the chance to get their hands on Nike x Louis Vuitton Air Force 1 shoes, which are set for online auction, according to TMZ. The unique air forces were created by Abloh for the Louis Vuitton Spring-Summer 2022 collection and were first initially revealed in June 2021.

Ngozi Nwanji

Jan 20, 2022

Mercedes-Benz Unveils Electric Maybach Designed By The Legendary Virgil Abloh

Virgil Abloh’s impact is still making waves through technology and fashion. Since the announcement of his passing, it was also revealed that Abloh worked alongside Mercedes-Benz Chief Design Officer Gordon Wagener for Project Maybach. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Mercedes-Benz (@mercedesbenz)

Samantha Dorisca

Dec 14, 2021

Will Kanye West Take Over Virgil Abloh's Role At Louis Vuitton?

Kanye West is reportedly set to add another title to his long and storied resume. According to High Snobiety, West is gearing up to take over a role at Louis Vuitton that’s been left vacant in the wake of Virgil Abloh’s passing. “[Kanye] is being tipped to take over from Virgil Abloh,” reported the outlet, via The Sun. “The pair are said to have masterminded the move… before Virgil’s death aged just 41. They shared a similar vision and now Kanye West feels he owes it to Virgil to continue his work at Louis Vuitton.” The outlet also confirms that this claim was substantiated by The Daily Mail. However, West hasn’t responded to the outlet’s requests for comment, and neither has his camp intimated that they’d be interested in taking over the role so soon after Abloh’s death. But Louis Vuitton’s chairman, Michael Burke, also said that the brand is set until June 2022, and that the process of finding a replacement creative director will be a “slow” one. Burke told the outlet that it’s a...

A Look At The Life, Career And Accomplishments Of Virgil Abloh

When Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, Louis Vuitton, and Off-White announced that Virgil Abloh passed away on Nov. 28, 2021, the world was in shock. Few (if any) knew that the acclaimed fashion designer was suffering from a rare form of cancer known as cardiac angiosarcoma. But according to CNN, Kanye West — his longtime friend and collaborator — honored his friend in his weekly Sunday Service when news of Abloh’s death hit the wires. Kanye West dedicates his latest Sunday Service to the memory of Virgil Abloh 🕊 — digitalfeedmedia (@digitalfeedtv) November 29, 2021 “West’s ensemble choir sang a moving rendition of Adele’s “Easy on Me,” the single off her latest album, “30,” in his honor,” reported the outlet. “The message, “IN LOVING MEMORY OF VIRGIL ABLOH, THE CREATIVE DIRECTOR OF DONDA,” appeared on the screen during a live stream of the service.” In his lifetime, he was a boundary-breaking fashion designer who also wasn’t afraid to court controversy. His...

Virgil Abloh Is Getting 'A Seat At The Table' Through LVMH's Majority Stake In Off-White™

Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton (LVMH) is giving Virgil Abloh’s Off-White™ brand the ultimate co-sign to forge one of the most powerful partnerships in the fashion world. According to a press release, LVMH has announced that the conglomerate has acquired a majority stake of 60 percent in Off-White™ — Abloh’s popular luxury streetwear brand he founded in 2013. Together, the two will expand new and existing brands beyond the fashion umbrella. The acquisition deal has the potential to make Abloh the most powerful Black executive at the world’s most powerful luxury goods group. The New York Times reports that Abloh’s new leadership role will include working across various categories such as wine and spirits — Krug, Dom Pérignon and Hennessy, among 30 brands); hospitality (over 50 hotels); smashing silos and bringing in more diverse voices to a variety of brands. “I’m getting a seat at the table,” Abloh told the outlet in a Zoom interview. “The idea is to develop a trajectory I wish I had...

Njera Perkins

Jul 20, 2021