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Virgil Abloh
Most Creative People 2016

Virgil Abloh

Creative director, Off-White | Milan

For expanding with style

When Virgil Abloh, the visionary behind Milan-based clothing line Off-White, was nominated for the prestigious LVMH Prize in 2015, it confirmed that the young designer is evolving into one of fashion’s most exciting talents. Known for his hand-painted leather jackets and innovative patched and pleated denim, Abloh launched the brand in 2013, had his first-ever Paris Fashion Week show in September 2015, and is now selling his products at outlets such as London department store Selfridges and Paris trendsetter Colette. Having launched another line, Pyrex, in 2011 as a T-shirt-focused streetwear brand, the longtime Kanye West collaborator has managed to redefine himself as a high-end fashion star. 

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