Virgil Abloh, the 2018 designer
Whatever Abloh touches immediately is a success. Apart from being a clothing designer, he also designs furniture, DJs at parties and thrives into art. Virgil Abloh built a lifestyle and community, instead of just another fashion brand. It’s not a surprise that he now announced a book together with Nike. The surprise, however, is that it’s for free. The quotes featured in the book come directly from the man himself. In which he explains you can’t set out to make an icon, but culture returns it to you.
Although the book is free to download, it still is a work of art in which the collection and the brand are recognizable. This book is filled with graphically well-designed quotes, pieces of text and behind the scene photos. Not only Abloh is talking fashion, it’s Kimberly Drew, English Gardner, Venus X and Nike’s VP of footwear Andy Cain. TEXTBOOK might be a small designer’s big inspiration or a fashion fanatic’s favorite reading. Now run to your local printing company and entertain or impress your visitors with 258 pages of fashion history in the making on your coffee table.
You can download TEXTBOOK here
Photo credits: Nike and Virgil Abloh, ‘TEXTBOOK’