Off-White has a new member on the team.
The brand announced on Saturday that Ibrahim Kamara is joining the company as its new creative and image director, a position that will allow him to oversee the artistic direction of the brand.
“In the wake of Virgil’s tragic passing, we have worked tirelessly to keep his legacy alive and the brand relevant as an ever-evolving benchmark and platform,” CEO Andrea Grilli said in a statement. “Inspired by Virgil’s vision and approach to his art, we have 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, to oversee the art and creation of the brand in this next chapter is a great honor.
Grilli went on to share that Kamara will help the brand “address the next chapter of Off-White™ together, always remembering the groundbreaking creativity and values that Virgil held dear and are at the heart of our brand.”
As the brand shared on Instagram, Kamara shared a “strong bond” with Abloh, based on “mutual respect and shared values”. Abloh died in November 2021 following a private battle with cancer.
“Virgil will always be with us,” Kamara wrote of the news of his new position. “With me. He changed the world and left an indelible mark on all who met him and beyond. Generous of his time, spirit and creativity – he saw everyone and created thinking of all humans I am 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 started to write for all of us.