As Abloh himself called him:
‘An Ibrahim Kamara appears only once in a generation’
the Afro-English designer has a unique and original perspective on fashion: has never forgotten his roots, his culture.
His main source of inspiration remains Africa, with its ancestral symbols of protection and abundance, rural beliefs, fascinating ritualistic and tribal traditions-all elements that Ibrahim reworks to create an unprecedented, genderless style.
The vision he had as a child, born and raised on the African continent, admiring and imagining elegant Western style, and the great fashion capitals, designers and fashion shows, will always remain the hallmark of his creative imagination.
Ancestral masks of African reference are a recurring element of his collections, which he mixes with avant-garde details, as if they came from the future.
It must have been this peculiarity of his that literally fascinated Abloh, and it is not surprising that Andrea Grilli, CEO of OFF-White wanted him to head the brand, using these words to make the big announcement:
‘In the wake of Virgil’s tragic passing, we have worked tirelessly to keep his legacy alive and the brand relevant as a reference point and platform that is constantly evolving. Having Ibrahim on board, who has been part of the Off-White family styling our shows for years, to oversee the art and creativity of the brand, in this next chapter is a great honor.’
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