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MCA × Virgil Abloh

EXPLORE: Fashion, architecture, music, and design

Youth Design Workshops

In the summer of 2019, the MCA welcomed over 1000 youth from over 50 organizations for free design workshops inspired by Virgil Abloh: “Figures of Speech”. Created and facilitated by MCA Artist Guides, the workshops invited young people to design original styles using recycled clothing.

Virgil Abloh: "Figures of Speech"

A dark-skinned model walks a fashion runway wearing narrow red sunglasses, a sheer white long-sleeved top and shorts set, and tall bright yellow boots.

Off-White™ c/o Virgil Abloh, Spring/Summer 2018, Look 11; courtesy of Off-White™ c/o Virgil Abloh

Photo: Fabien Montique

The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago presents Virgil Abloh: "Figures of Speech," the first museum exhibition devoted to the work of the genre-bending artist and designer Virgil Abloh (American, b. 1980). Abloh pioneers a practice that cuts across media and connects visual artists, musicians, graphic designers, fashion designers, and architects.