Highsnobiety launches Off-White fashion scholarship fund capsule
Highsnobiety announced on Monday the launch of a new Off-White Fashion Scholarship Fund capsule collection.
The collection was designed by Virgil Abloh in 2021 with the original intention of releasing in benefit of the Fashion Scholarship Fund, which Abloh first announced in July 2020.
Highsnobiety worked closely with Off-White and the Fashion Scholarship Fund to help make this vision a reality. Today, 100% of proceeds from the collection will benefit the Virgil Abloh 'Post-Modern' Scholarship Fund.
The aim of the fund is to foster equity and inclusion within the fashion industry by providing scholarships to students of Black, African-American, or African descent, supporting the next generation of Black fashion industry leaders.
Launching exclusively on the Highsnobiety Shop on April 13, 2022, the collection includes a varsity jacket, hoodie, and t-shirt designed by Abloh and the Off-White Studio, the capsule is accompanied by a new campaign photographed as worn by members of the inaugural 2021 class of “Post-Modern” Scholars.
“Virgil’s cultural legacy is one of those things that’s so big we can’t quite fathom the dimension of it from where we’re standing currently in history,” said Highsnobiety editor-in-chief Thom Bettridge.
“So being able to contribute to that legacy in this way is an enormous honor for us as a publication, as fans of his, and as chroniclers of his work. Creating new opportunities for young people was such a central part of Virgil’s ethos, and the 'Post-Modern' Fund is such a powerful extension of that.”
To date, over forty 'Post-Modern' scholars have received college scholarship awards.
"It is a privilege to continue Virgil's legacy by identifying promising Black undergraduates and supporting their aspirations of succeeding in the fashion industry. Virgil made an immeasurable impact on the lives of his inaugural class of 'Post-Modern' Scholars. We are grateful for the support of Highsnobiety and Off-White as we strive to perpetuate the vital work initiated by Virgil," added Peter Arnold, executive director of the Fashion Scholarship Fund.
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