Virgil Abloh Reveals FW19 Off-White™ Invites, Opens up About MCA Chicago Exhibition

Abloh will “finally reveal the rationale that exists underneath my creative outputs.”

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Virgil Abloh has a lot on his plate for 2019, including a career-spanning exhibition at Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Art, a slew of eagerly-awaited runway shows and plenty of major collaborations. Having already offered a sneak peek at Off-White’s Fall/Winter 2019 womenswear offerings, the creative took to social media to showcase the invitations for his menswear presentation and air some thoughts on upcoming projects.

“My narrative for 2019 is to finally reveal the rationale that exists underneath my creative outputs as one body of work,” Abloh begins. Presumably, this consistent design ethos will be unveiled via “a published book summarizing the last 20~ years of work,” launching in tandem with Abloh’s MCA Chicago exhibition. The designer also explained the inspiration behind the invitations for his upcoming Off-White™ FW19 menswear showcase:

Pure artworks i am making relate to projected images. an understanding and point-of-view to re-wire “advertising”. ⁣⁣(see previous post or my solo exhibit in Tokyo last year.)
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while fashion etc. relates the same re-configuration of projected moving still images of things we’ve seen since before we we’re paying attention aka “public television”

Take a look at the full post and invitations below.

Most recently, Off-White™ introduced a quartet of Basquiat-themed iPhone X cases.

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⁣ -12 days men’s @off____white runway show invitation design. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ my narrative for 2019 is to finally reveal the rationale that exists underneath my creative outputs as one body of work, versus the fragmented projects as they naturally exist now. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago (@mcachicago) exhibition and museum catalog will also be a published book summarizing the last 20~ years of work. it will illustrate the through lines that exist and showcase how each of my projects relates to one another.⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ it does get wordy, but thankfully we still have books, instead of instagram captions for this, lol.⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ for instance, pure artworks i am making relate to projected images. an understanding and point-of-view to re-wire “advertising”. ⁣⁣(see previous post or my solo exhibit in Tokyo last year.) ⁣⁣ while fashion etc. relates the same re-configuration of projected moving still images of things we’ve seen since before we we’re paying attention aka “public television”.

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