Virgil Abloh, Artistic Director For Louis Vuitton’s Menswear Collection Will Be The Keynote Speaker For The 2020 AIA. 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.
Virgil Abloh (/ˈæbloʊ/; born September 30, 1980) is an American designer, entrepreneur, and DJ who has been the artistic director of Louis Vuitton’s men’s wear collection since March 2018. Abloh is also the chief executive officer of the Milan-based label Off-White, a fashion house he founded in 2013.
A trained architect, Abloh, who also worked in Chicago street fashion, entered the world of international fashion with an internship at Fendi in 2009 alongside rapper Kanye West. The two then began an artistic collaboration that would launch Abloh’s career into founding Off-White. The first American of African descent to be artistic director at a French luxury fashion house, he was named by Time magazine as one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2018.
This is where he learned not only the principles of modern design but also the concept of multi-tasking.