Virgil Abloh is not just a fashion designer. He never has been, his job spanned engineering, architecture, furniture, music and beyond. But to him, there is no actual difference. They’re all art shapes. That is why it’s not out of the way for ABLOH to drop a joint venture like the one he is introducing recently: A Moet & Chandon Nectar Imperial Rose Bottle Champagne.
ABLOH developed a 750-ML bottle and three L Jeroboam. The little bottle will be available for 60 USD at a select shop in NYC, LA, Atlanta, Miami and Chicago from October, and available on the internet at Clos19.com starting 15th Oct. The oversized 3L Jeroboam will only be available to family and friends of the designer.
He was born in Rockford, Illinois, after getting a degree in Civil engineering from the University of Wisconsin Madison; Abloh completed a Master Degree in arts at the Illinois Institute of tech in a curriculum founded by MIES. It was here that he learned not just about modernist design laws but also about the plan of multidisciplinary working. His mark off-white C/O ABLOH was founded in 12 as an artwork named Pyrex Vision. In the next year, the brand premiered as a seasonal men/women’s fashion label displaying runway ranges during Paris fashion week.
Virgil Abloh has also presented his work at main design institutions across the world such as Columbia Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation Harvard Graduate School of Design, and the Rhode Island School of Design.
In 2019, he’ll have a major exhibition of present and past work at the Museum of Contemporary Art of Chicago, Illinois. Virgil Abloh has received several prizes, and recently won the UK Fashion awards Urban LUXE award and Global designer of the year at the CQ Male of the Year award in 17.