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Virgil Abloh responds to Diet Prada's allegations

In a long profile by The New Yorker

Virgil Abloh responds to Diet Prada's allegations In a long profile by The New Yorker

Virgil Abloh, Louis Vuitton menswear's creative director and designers of all the collections of his brand Off-White, is undoubtedly the most discussed, criticised and at the same time celebrated designer of the last few years. 

In a long profile published on the New Yorker, Abloh, defined 'menswear's biggest star', recalls the start of his career along with Kanye West, his appointment as creative director of Louis Vuitton - the first Afroamerican to hold this position, and talks about his relationship with art and his education as an architect. 
Moreover, for the first time, Virgil responds to the plagiarism accusations that the Instagram account Diet Prada, which famously doesn't appreciate Abloh's work, has repeatedly made, the last after the FW19 Off-White show

All props to them, that's a great concept

but Virgil immediately adds that the account didn't take into consideration that coincidences can happen. Diet Prada pointed out some looks from the Off-White show highlighting the similarities with the creations of Indian emerging brand Colrs

The allegation was founded on basically the use of a yellow fabric with a pattern on it. Ring the alarm! I could go on for a whole hour about the human condition and the magnet that is negativity. That's why the world is actually like it is. That's why the good doesn't prevail, because there's more negative energy. You can create more connective tissue around the idea that this is plagiarized. It's better just to sit and point your finger. That's what social media can be. All that space to comment breeds a tendency to fester, versus actually making something. 

Virgil ends his statement calling out all those people who don't consider him a designer

Because, designers, you should be from Belgium

responding moreover to an old Raf Simons's interview where the former Calvin Klein creative director called Abloh 'a sweet guy', who, nonetheless, doesn’t particularly add anything new to the fashion conversation.