First look: Virgil Abloh’s Ikea collaboration

First look: Virgil Abloh’s Ikea collaboration

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Game-changing American designer Virgil Abloh has shared a sneak peak of his homewares collaboration with Ikea

Off-White founder and current artistic director of menswear at Louis Vuitton, Virgil Abloh, announced his collaboration with Swedish homewares brand Ikea late last year and has been dropping teasers about his first foray into interiors over social media for months. Today he finally provided a sneak peak of the collaboration on a YouTube livestream.

"This is going to be a unique project in that it's going to be my largest, first thing that I've done that has the most amount of design and difficulty to actually making the goods. A, it addresses the realm of our living spaces outside of our closet, and B, this is something that will be readily available and priced at a means that people can participate in," Abloh says in the video.

While Abloh is speaking, the camera moves around the showroom providing glimpses of the collection which looks to follow the clean Swedish design Ikea is famous for meshed with Abloh's luxe streetwear aesthetic.

Watch Virgil Abloh introduce his Ikea collaboration here:

On another Abloh note, his friend/business associate Kanye West (Abloh previously held the role of creative director at Kanye West's creative agency Donda) revealed in his Charlamange Tha God interview yesterday that when West and Abloh were interns at Fendi together they, "...ain't do sh*t. We ain't get to do nothing. We were just happy to have a key card." Between Off-White, Louis Vuitton and Ikea, Abloh sure isn't sitting around twiddling his thumbs now.

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