Flashmag Digizine Edition Issue 107 July 2020 - Page 54

After graduating from university, Abloh interned at Fendi in the same class as rapper Kanye West in 2009. Placed in the company's Rome, Italy office, the two began a collaborative relationship. During his collaborative work with the rapper and designer, he caught the eye of the Louis Vuitton CEO, Michael Burke, through his work at Fendi. Later that year, Abloh and West's companion, Don C, launched a retail store, called the RSVP Gallery, located in Chicago.

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