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Virgil Abloh

In November 2018, KALEIDOSCOPE presented a multi-platform project in collaboration with creative director Virgil Abloh, consisting of a major cover story in the magazine, a collector’s pack, a site-specific installation, billboard commission and public talk at Spazio Maiocchi in Milan.

In an exclusive photo story by Richard Anderson for this Fall/Winter issue, two landmark buildings by modernist architect Mies van der Rohe provide the setting for the Chicago-native designer Virgil Abloh to state his manifesto for “streetwear as the next global art movement”—a sentiment among young people, a way of making across disciplines, and ultimately a new Renaissance foregrounding collaboration and breaking the barrier between high culture and real life. This major cover story is completed by an interview by Alessio Ascari, an essay by Kimberly Drew, and a “catalogue raisonné” of the designer’s works and collaborations to date.

KALEIDOSCOPE launched a collector’s pack, alongside the magazine, created in collaboration with the Chicago-native polymath, Off-White founder, and newly-appointed Louis Vuitton menswear creative director Virgil Abloh. The pack included a copy of the magazine graced by a special cover; a KALEIDOSCOPE x Off-White t-shirt in safety yellow; and a limited-edition artwork, in the form of a stark white flag, with the inscription “QUESTION EVERYTHING.”

On 30 November at Spazio Maiocchi, to celebrate the release of KALEIDOSCOPE collector’s pack, Virgil Abloh unveiled a new site-specific installation and billboard commission, followed by a public talk moderated by Mahfuz Sultan.

Virgil Abloh is the Founder of Off-White and Creative Director of Luis Vuitton.
Photography by Richard Anderson
Still life photography by t-space Milan

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