Sumary of Is streetwear really declining?:
- Louis Vuitton hired Virgil Abloh as their menswear director in 2018, a position he would hold until his untimely passing in 2021.
- During this interview, Abloh declared what might arguably be one of the most controversial statements of his career: streetwear was going to die.
- In 2019, the late-great Virgil Abloh, the trailblazing designer behind his Off-White label and the first Black menswear director of Louis Vuitton, sat down for an interview with Dazed.
- Abloh would go on to semi-retract his statement in an interview with Vogue, clarifying he didn’t mean streetwear would disappear entirely.