Louis Vuitton and OffWhite designer, Virgil Abloh, has recently announced a $1 Million USD scholarship fund for Black creatives in America, funded by Abloh himself, alongside Louis Vuitton, Evian, New Guards Group and Farfetch, hoping to provide financial help “for students of academic promise of Black, African-American, or of African descent.”
“We’ll put 100 kids, Black kids, through a wide spectrum of educational institutions. A benefit of this uprising is that we are paying attention to systemic problems…we can’t move on. It’s time for us not to make this industry about fashion, but about people, and I’ve been pouring that into my own work. I’m looking at this as a call to action for me to take on more challenges that don’t only end up on the runway, but that end up changing people’s lives,” Abloh shared to Vogue when making the announcement.