Virgil Abloh Raises $1 Million Scholarship Fund for Next Generation of Black Fashion Industry Creatives

The Virgil Abloh "Post-Modern" Scholarship Fund
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Image via: Gueorgui Pinkhassov/GQ

Image via: Gueorgui Pinkhassov/GQ

Virgil Abloh recently announced that he's raised over $1 million that will go towards supporting tuition for over 100 Black students.

The Virgil Abloh "Post-Modern" Scholarship Fund was founded by Abloh and is going to be managed in partnership with the Fashion Scholarship Fund (FSF). In addition to providing the monetary funding to provide scholarships to students from Black, African-American and African descent, the "Post-Modern" Fund will also mentor students and provide information and networking support services. Looking to foster equity and inclusion within the fashion industry, the funds will be awarded over a multi-year period and Abloh's brand partners have also signed on. Those brands include Evian, Louis Vuitton, Off-White and Farfetch.

Abloh made this statement in regards to the news:

"I’ve always been passionate about giving the next generation of students the same foundation for success that was given to me. That’s why I’m excited to launch this Fund in partnership with the FSF, which has an outstanding track record of helping college students achieve successful careers. I’m also grateful to my partners for their donations, which are just a part of the long-term commitments I am working on with them to create greater opportunities for Black people in and outside of their organizations."

To learn more, visit virgilabloh.com/postmodern. In related news, Virgil's recent collaborative effort with NIGO and LV dropped last month.