Months before the passing of Off-White’s founder, Virgil Abloh, he and Edward Enninful (British Vogue’s Editor-in-Chief) had conversations on supporting The Black Curriculum — an enterprise whose mission is to teach Black British history across the UK.
The vision has not died out as Off-White and Vogue have started work on it, thanks to Virgil’s family. It had always been the visionary designer’s mission to create an inclusive and unprejudiced fashion industry for the future.
Now, an Off-White X Vogue collection is out to throw some support behind The Black Curriculum. Enninful says the collection is a fitting parting gift from a man who “always worked for a greater cause than his own illustrious career: to open the door to art and fashion for future generations”.
According to The Black Curriculum’s CEO, Lavinya Stennett, “The funds will enable us to roll out the creation of our pledge in tandem with national bodies, to further the commitment of teaching Black history and develop location-specific resources in Black history”.
The Black Curriculum is not the only initiative Virgil has thrown his weight behind. He established the Post-Modern Scholarship Fund.
Source: British Vogue