Flashmag Digizine Edition Issue 107 July 2020 - Page 56

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I later realized that New York City could only offer me things I was willing to discover. I pushed myself, failed, and continued to push until I started to believe in my capabilities. I started to notice that I was enough. And so, it all began.


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The stated goal of Pyrex Vision was to represent the importance of youth culture, by centering the designs around a garment that most youth would notice from gym class. Virgil's ideas could be clearly geared around the importance of the now. He closed the company down a year later as he did not intend it to be a commercial enterprise but an artistic experiment. Abloh founded his first fashion house and second business overall in 2013 with the high-end streetwear brand Off-White, designing a logo inspired by Ben Kelly. Based in Milan, Italy, the company was described by Abloh as "the gray area between black and white as the color off-white" to investors and fashion critics.

Abloh is regarded as one of the pioneers of high-end street fashion, or what he has called the "post-streetwear movement," with roots in the classic streetwear that originated in hip-hop and skating culture. When the lines between luxury and streetwear were torn down, Abloh's influence was