High Fashion

by thoughtsonthedead


“I never was into the Grateful Dead, never was about it. I went to school in Wisconsin, and it was a bunch of hippies — I was just into the logo. Funny story, I wanted to bootleg it. Just in passing, I was talking to my lawyer, and I was like, ‘What would happen if I did?’ He said: ‘Actually, we work with Warner, who owns the license for it. You should just let me call them.’ ”

The quote is from the up-and-coming designer Virgil Abloh, who also works as Kanye West’s creative director. Mr. Abloh collaborated with the artist Othelo Gervacio to create the shirt seen above; it took two people to do that.

Here are some of the other looks from Mr. Abloh’s premiere show for his Off-White label.

Photo Three looks from Virgil
When asked why he chose asymmetry for his clothing, Mr, Abloh responded, “How else will people know how expensive it is?”