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LOOK: The Univers Group pays homage to Virgil Abloh

LOOK: The Univers Group pays homage to Virgil Abloh

‘Virgil Forever’ adorns the newly refreshed Greenbelt 3

In commemoration of the passing of streetwear pioneer Virgil Abloh, the Univers Group, which is the exclusive distributor of Off-White in the Philippines, pays tribute to the late fashion designer. 

The newly opened Off-White store in Greenbelt 3 is being adorned by hundreds of sunflowers with the statement “Virgil Forever,” as they join the world in remembering the contributions of the creative. “Abloh was very inspiring, especially to the youth. His message was unrelenting, that anything is possible. He was such a big force in making fashion culturally relatable,” shares Jappy Gonzales, president of Univers Group. 

Virgil Abloh

Virgil first launched his label called Off-White in 2014 after working for influential rapper Kanye West. Within the last 10 years, Virgil collaborated with individuals like A$AP Rocky and Takashi Murakami, as well as brands like Nike and Ikea. In 2018, he became the creative director for menswear in Louis Vuitton with a visionary take on blurring the lines between luxury and streetwear. He also used the newly found platform to elevate other artists of color like Kid Cudi, Devonte Hynes, and Playboi Carti through diverse initiatives. These are only a few of the vast contributions of the artist which will be forever cherished by the world. 

Jappy Gonzales, president of Univers Group

“He paved the way for fashion to be more inclusive and relevant. He pioneered a cultural movement that brought people together. His legacy and contributions will never be forgotten,” Jappy continues. 

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Off-White first opened in the Philippines back in 2018 and recently opened a new boutique at Greenbelt 3 in Makati City.

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