Saturday, June 30, 2018

Virgil Abloh Called Out for Copying


Louis Vuitton's Virgil Abloh called out for using another artist's work to promote his latest art exhibit...

Literal fashion police blog Diet Prada busts Kanye West's former collaborator Virgil Abloh for blatantly copying Italian artist Lucio Fontana for his latest art exhibition in Montreal.

If you thought Virgil the fashion designer was bad, just wait for Virgil the fine artist.  His latest promo for his new art exhibition at @ssensemontreal is uncomfortably similar to Lucio Fontana's 1967 work "Attese", from the Concetto Spaziale series.  Virgil hasn't been shy about his fondness for the Italian artist, going so far as to name check the series in his FW16 collection inspo to Vogue.com (swipe to peep the moodboard). It could be a case of an intern “graphic design” project gone wrong, but even so, you gotta admit that using someone else's art to advertise your own is a more than a bit weird lol.  Let’s hope this is not a hint at Virgil's artworks to come. • #luciofontana #italianart #artist #virgilabloh #offwhite #louisvuitton #modernism #spatialism #ssense #hypebeast #hypebae #highsnobiety #art #sculpture #streetsyle #streetwear #wiwt #ootd #graphicdesign #adobeillustrator #imagetrace #dietprada
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7 comments:

Don balee me juh watch said...

That whole crew just steals from real talent, from the sneakers to the songs, and now this. Smh.

Anonymous said...

Crazy part is these artists are too lazy to change or alter the originals.

Anonymous said...

I said it before and I'll say it again. Virgil is Not a true designer. He may be a good stylist but real designers take their craft serious & create unique details & touches that makes it their own.
Virgil has collaborated with 10+ brands giving them people bullshit designs just to have the affilliation & he NEVER promoted any of those designs. I'm not mad at his hustle but now he's on the big stage being expised as "mediocre".

LV should've partnered with Karl Kani if they wanted to match Gucci & Dapper Dan's collection

✿✿Dotty✿✿ said...

They like to "borrow" without asking first.

Anonymous said...

He looks like a hairy potato.

Anonymous said...

this is what young people call genius today. They are doomed and so is music

Royal said...

I like to start with comments first, then read the article. Just as the comments and article in the world renown Business Of Fashion suggests, Abloh is a mere influencer and not a designer. LVMH is a publicly traded company and their goal (in part) is to increase sales. Abloh (if successful) with his IP thievery ala P.R.O.C. will do just that and LVMH will kindly escort him out the door. Off-White. Prize winning snowman. But Summer's here. https://www.businessoffashion.com/articles/professional/in-defense-of-virgil-abloh#comments

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