virgil abloh announces harvard lecture with an instagram story

The lecture will be held this Thursday.

by Isabelle Hellyer
24 October 2017, 5:07am

Virgil Abloh is set to deliver a talk (or as he'd call it, a "talk") at Harvard University's Graduate School of Design titled "Program Organization, Sequencing Experiences." The simple announcement, shared through his Instagram story, directs students to the university's Piper Auditorium on October 26th, at 3:30PM.

In November 2013, the Off-White designer gave a surprise lecture at the Graduate School of Design with Kanye West while the pair were on the road for the Yeezus tour. "I really do believe that the world can be saved through design," West told the excited crowd at the time, before gifting the entire room tickets to his show that evening. The October 26th lecture will be Abloh's first solo appearance at Harvard.

The fashion world at large has quickly embraced the Instagram story as a means to break big news. In June, former Saint Laurent creative director Stefano Pilati debuted a genderless test collection via his story, gauging consumer interest in a personal brand. Perhaps we might see Abloh's lecture streamed via his story too? We'd certainly tune in.

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