A new capsule collection extends the legacy of Virgil Abloh, the multi-hyphenate creative who served as the artistic director of men’s wear at Louis Vuitton and the founder of luxury streetwear brand Off-White. The collection includes a varsity jacket, hoodie, and T-shirt designed by Abloh and the Off-White Studio prior to his death in November.
Featuring the words “I support the Post-Modern Scholarship Fund,” in red, white and black, the range was created to benefit the fund by the same name. Abloh organized the Virgil Abloh “Post-Modern” scholarship fund in 2020 to support the next generation of Black fashion industry leaders. The initiative is managed in partnership with the Fashion Scholarship Fund and will assist fashion students of Black, African-American or African descent in finding financial and professional support. To date, more than 40 Post-Modern scholars have received college scholarship awards.
Off-White, the Fashion Scholarship Fund and publication-turned-lifestyle brand Highsnobiety collaborated to make the collection a reality, alongside a dedicated campaign featuring the inaugural 2021 class of Post-Modern scholars.
“Virgil’s cultural legacy is one of those things that’s so big we can’t quite fathom the dimension of it from where we’re standing currently in history,” said Thom Bettridge, Highsnobiety editor-in-chief. “So being able to contribute to that legacy in this way is an enormous honor for us as a publication, as fans of his, and as chroniclers of his work. Creating new opportunities for young people was such a central part of Virgil’s ethos, and the Post-Modern Fund is such a powerful extension of that.”
The Off-White X Fashion Scholarship Fund capsule is available now exclusively on the Highsnobiety Shop website for $85 to $1,180. All proceeds from the collection benefit the fund.