Virgil Abloh x Harvard: a “YouTube Video” That Redefined Design For Me

Virgil Abloh x Harvard Design School

Project OOTD

After I finished the lecture I remember thinking “Why don’t people put the same intention from their daily fashion as the rest of their lives?” Essentially, make the ordinary into extraordinary — the essence of street fashion.

Personally, I think the Balenciaga Triple S is hideous, but maybe that’s the point.
  • Reverse layering by wearing longer t-shirts under outer layers
  • Buying some interesting pieces (camo H&M hoodie, Yeezy 350 v2s)
  • Growing my hair to the longest it’s ever been!
Photo credits to Hannah & Ruji.
Photo credits to Hannah & Ruji.

The Converse-sation Chuck Taylors

I was a fan of white low-top chucks (short for Chuck Taylors) for so long, I finally bought a pair in 2016 and wore them almost every day. It’s such a versatile sneaker and it looks great even when it’s dirty (which is inevitable with white sneakers and the amount of rain we get in Seattle). After a year and half they were starting to hurt my feet so I stopped wearing them but, I hadn’t gotten rid of them yet.

I took visual notes using Preview
Before. Cleaned. First word after new laces.
Pictures taken late at night.
Here’s a more readable one!

The Future

As you can see, my creative side has come out quite a bit in the past few months and I’ve really enjoyed the process. Another thing Virgil Abloh made me reconsider was my music taste, I gave Lil Uzi Vert & Jaden Smith a chance and really like some of their stuff! Random note: this fortune cookie from several years ago was pretty spot on!

“You will find an outlet for your creative genius and accomplish a great deal.” — a fortune cookie that I taped above my desk a few years ago.

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Shakeel Mohamed

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Software Engineer @splunk, currently exploring life through the lens of design @ntrsct_designs

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ntrsct is a clothing brand and graphic design firm promoting positivity & cultural diversity