The Off-White designer brought the fire Sunday night with crowd-stopping set
Virgil Abloh’s rise has been astronomic. Just a few years ago his name was closely associated with Kanye West, as his Creative Director, prior to forging a streetwear career with his always sold-out cult brand Pyrex Vision. Now the Illinois-born creative is showing at Paris Fashion Week and his high-end men’s and womenswear label, Off-White, has gained him a serious reputation within the industry. Abloh’s loyal and widespread fanbase is even queueing up to take the streetwear course he is teaching, and hotly anticipating his upcoming solo exhibition at Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Art in 2019. One wonders if there is any creative endeavor Abloh doesn’t dominate.
You add to this list Abloh’s skills on the 1’s and 2’s: He’s opened for Travis Scott, killed it on Boiler Room and has even played Berlin’s legendary Panorama Bar.
On the final night of Bread & Butter, Abloh showed us all why he’s one of the most sought after DJs in the world, taking to the Festsaal Stage with a killer selection of sounds. Everyone from RIN, Yung Hurn and influencer Ian Connor turned up as Abloh closed out the event with a set that went well into the morning. Not a bad way to wrap up the Festival of Style and Culture.