RCA chancellor Sir Jony Ive called Abloh “a true force for change.”
“It was really in response to the 15 percent challenge,” said chief executive officer Michael Mente, referencing fashion designer Aurora James’ call on major retailers to commit a minimum of 15 percent of their shelf space to Black-owned businesses.
Andrea Grilli, CEO of Off-White licensee New Guards Group, said during an event staged in Milan to present the spring 2021 collection that he expects further growth in 2021 for the brand.
The RealReal’s consignment report expects high-end watches and top designer collections to also be in demand this year.
“Icons” went on sale on Tuesday in a handful of indie bookstores, many of them Black-owned, ahead of a wider release.
The shopping search platform’s brand ranking highlights luxury fashion’s continued appeal, particularly when it comes to megabrands like Gucci, Off-White, Prada and Balenciaga.
The mentorship program is offered to all at no charge.
The flagship will open on Sept. 22 — just in time for fashion week.
Abloh and Mercedes-Benz chief design officer Gorden Wagener have reimagined the box-shaped G-Class luxury SUV as a racing car.