During a recent chat with Interview, Off-White founder and Louis Vuitton men's artistic director Virgil Abloh talked at length about his creative process. The worldly designer works relentlessly, keeping hours that most would consider obsessive. Abloh confessed that he got into fashion because he wanted to “offer a new vibe.” In the same breath, he shed some light on where the latest iteration of that “new vibe” will find its inspiration.
His next Louis Vuitton collection will reportedly be inspired by Michael Jackson. Considering much of his design inspiration is driven by the musical notes that fill his headspace, the King of Pop’s Motown nuance would inherently shift the nature of Abloh's work. Moreover, so would sifting through Jackson’s iconic looks. We pulled together ten influential outfits from Jackson’s remarkable career that Abloh could use as a reference for his upcoming collection.