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Ib Kamara appointed new creative and image director of Off-White™

Ib Kamara has been named Off-White’s new creative and image director. In the nearly six months since Virgil Abloh’s passing, the Milan-based brand has remained committed to carrying on the late designer’s legacy.

“Ibrahim’s relationship with Virgil and Off-White, born and nurtured through DM messages on Instagram, has blossomed both personally and professionally over the past three years, creating a strong bond based on respect. mutual and shared values,” read Off-White’s announcement on Instagram.

In Kamara’s new role, “he will further develop his influence and insight into the brand’s collections, image and content.”

The London-based stylist is also editor-in-chief of Dizzytaking on the role last year, and former fashion editor for identifier. In the past, he has worked in fashion and media, collaborating with various brands including Burberry, Louis Vuitton, Labrum London and many more.

Of Kamara’s placement as Art and Picture Director, Off-White CEO Andrea Grilli said, “Following Virgil’s tragic passing, we have worked tirelessly to uphold his legacy. alive and the relevant brand as a point of reference and an ever-evolving platform. . Inspired by Virgil’s vision and approach to his art, we’ve nurtured a collective of creative minds who represent the best in class and have a strong, personal connection to Virgil.

“Having Ibrahim on board, who has been part of the Off-White family for years styling our shows, overseeing the artistry and creation of the brand in this next chapter is a great honor. With his talent and vision, we look forward to tackling the next chapter of Off-White together, always remembering the groundbreaking creativity and values ​​that Virgil held dear and that are at the heart of our brand.

Announcing the position on his instagramKamara wrote his own tribute to Abloh:

“Virgil will always be with us. With me. He changed the world and left an indelible mark on all who met him and beyond. Generous with his time, his mind and his creativity – he saw everyone and created with all humans in mind. I’m honored to further tie my ties to Off-White™️ as Art and Image Director and to be part of the team that will tell the rest of the story that Virgil has begun to write for all of us.”

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