@off____white DID YOU KNOW? ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖ Virgil Abloh, the founder of the haute streetwear label Off-White. ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖ Fast forward in 2011, he and Riccardo Tisci were nominated for the Grammy’s Album Packaging award for their work with Kanye West. ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖ About his family, parents immigrated to the U.S. from Ghana and raised him in Chicago, Illinois. ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖ Not only does he now own a brand, but the US entrepreneur is also involved in many other ventures, including founding the RSVP Gallery in Chicago and joining the #BEEN#TRILL crew. He is a DJ and a filmmaker who directed a music video for rapper Lil Uzi Vert last year. ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖. In recent years, Abloh started putting everything in “quotes”. He inscribed “SHOELACES” on shoelaces, engraved “SCULPTURE” on the bag he collaborated with houseware giant IKEA, and even labelled his website “WEBSITE”. This is because Abloh believes that everything that leaves in the quotation mark remains to be indefinite, meaning there’s always rooms for questions. This concept very much goes in line with the ideology of the brand – giving people space to unleash their own creativity. ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖ The brand name itself has an echoing take – it is defined as the grey colour zone in between black and white. ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖ Abloh has said it takes him 10 minutes to come up with many of his designs. He’s also said he wants to help Apple design the next iPhone.
@chanelofficial DID YOU KNOW? ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖ Gabrielle Chanel acquired the name “Coco” during her singing years. When she became identified with two popular songs ” Ko Ko Ri Ko” and “Qui qu’a vu Coco”. Later, she told everyone that Coco is the nickname given to her by her father. ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖ Coco Chanel gave us the most famous perfume, Chanel No 5. The perfume was launched in 1921 and had its place in history secured when Marilyn Monroe was asked what she wore to bed and she answered “Just a few drops of Chanel No 5″. ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖ Ever wondered why the lion is so present in Chanel’s jewelry? becuase her zodiac sign was Leo. ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖ She invented the "Little Black Dress" in 1926. ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖ For more than thirty years, Coco Chanel lived in the Hotel Ritz, located at Place Vendôme in Paris. She died in her suite in 1971. This place was very dear to her heart. The hotel named the suite after her, and kept all the decorations she brought in and all her personal items. If you’d feel like spending a night in the Coco Chanel suite, it would cost you more than 18000 euros.
@ysl DID YOU KNOW? ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖ The French fashion designer Yves Henri Donat Mathieu-Saint-Laurent, who is better known worldwide as Yves Saint Laurent, was born on 1 August 1936 and died June 1, 2008. ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖ The designers’ interest in fashion and clothes lead him to being bullied at school for appearing to be gay. ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖ Yves Saint Laurent was born in French occupied Algeria ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖ His childhood and army experiences had a marked impact on his life and Yves Saint Laurent had a lifelong battle with bi-polar disorder, alcoholism and drug abuse. According to his lover, Pierre Bergé, Yves Saint Laurent was crazy with happiness one day and black with depression the next. ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖ Yves was also known for his quotes, one of his most famous being: “Fashions fade, style is eternal.” ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖ The fashion designer beats Michael Jackson and Elvis Presley to number one in Forbes list with $350m of posthumous wealth.