Apollo, a renowned fashion designer, and the artist will talk about “democratic design and the mundane intellect”.
The following is the description of the AIA, which described Virgil Abloh as the keynote speaker for the 2020 Architecture Conference held in Los Angeles on Thursday, May 14th.
Virgil Abloh as the current imaginative director of Louis Vuitton’s men’s clothing collection. Or for his highly anticipated united collaboration, Margaret, which was unveiled by the brand’s international outlets last November.
Or for his 2019 “Speech Statistics” exhibit at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago. These are just some of the highlights of his critically acclaimed career.
Born in 1980, Virgil is an artist, creative director, and designer who trained as an architect and engineer. After graduating with a degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Wisconsin Madison, he earned a Master’s Degree in Architecture from the Illinois Institute of Technology, in a course founded by Mies van der Rohe.
This is where he learned not only the principles of modern design but also the concept of multi-tasking.