Ibrahim Kamara, the brand's newest member, is now the brand's art director and image director.
On Saturday, the label announced via social media that Ibrahim Kamara joined Off-White c/o Virgil Abloh(tm), as Art & Image director. He will join a group of creatives to oversee the brand's artistic direction. Further, the message read: "Ibrahim's relationships with Virgil (tm) and Off-White(tm), born and nurtured via DM messages on Instagram have blossomed both personally as well as professionally over the past three years creating a strong connection based on mutual respect. He will continue to expand his knowledge and influence on the brand's content, image, and collections.
Andrea Grilli, Off-White(tm), CEO, commented on the appointment. "In the wake Virgil’s tragic passing we have been tirelessly working to keep his legacy alive. The brand remains relevant as a reference point and platform in constant development. We are inspired by Virgil’s vision and approach towards his art and have nurtured a group of creative minds who represent the best in their field and have a strong, personal connection to Virgil. He said, "Having Ibrahim, who has been a part of the Off White(tm) family for many years styling our shows and to oversee art, creative, and brand development in the next chapter, is a great honour."
Kamara is well-known in the fashion industry, having been a stylist and art directors for brands such as Burberry, Dior, and Stella McCartney. The creative is the editor-in-chief at Dazed, in addition to his new position at Off-White(tm). Kamara is a long-standing collaborator and friend to Abloh. He also participated in projects such as the posthumous Louis Vuitton show for Spring/Summer 2022, and Fall/Winter 2022.
Kamara expressed his excitement about joining Off-White(tm), in a press release. "Virgil will always be with us. With me. He made a difference in the world and left a lasting impression on all who met him. He was generous with his time, creativity and mind. He saw everyone and thought of all. As Off-White's Art & Image Director, I feel honored to continue my ties with the company and to be part of the team that will complete the story Virgil began writing for us all.
Below is the complete announcement.