Virgil Abloh on Not Fitting In
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"I don't have to choose between high fashion or streetwear. My brand reminds me that it doesn't have to fit in a box. It can just be in a gray area." — Virgil Abloh
Part of Virgil's greatness was his ability to bring two worlds together in a way that had never been seen before.
The greatest creations rest in the center of a Venn diagram of two ideas overlapping in a fresh way. It might feel 'weird' at first, but if you don't put your spin on an idea, you'll just make a worse version of what someone else is already doing.
If you lean into combining your tastes into something new, you will be unstoppable.
Stop playing it safe. Combine your tastes into a new creation today.
About the creator 👤
Virgil Abloh was an American fashion designer and entrepreneur. He was the artistic director of Louis Vuitton's menswear collection beginning in 2018, and was given increased creative responsibilities across the LVMH brand in early 2021. Abloh was also the chief executive officer of the Milan-based label Off-White, a fashion house he founded in 2013.
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