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How Virgil Abloh Painted Culture’s Sistine Chapel OFF-WHITE

37 year old Virgil Abloh is old enough to know better and young enough to still try that shit. It’s the process. His ancestory is as Ghanaian as our World Cup foe, but he’s also as Chi Town as they come, a native of Rockford Ill, he grew up in the shadows of the Windy City and then went to college at University of Wisconsin, where he got a degree in Architechture and civil engineering that more or less just affirmed he was a visionary. He’s using his degree. Even tho the laymen wouldn’t assume so. He’s the architect of civil engineering in culture. Period. Since 2011 he’s been building the cultural metro we operate in. In 2011 he was the creative mind behind Kanye and Jay Z’s seminal “Watch The Throne” – a record so big it defied genre and became somewhat of a rock opera, a “We Are…

Del Toro Is The Hippest Luxe Footwear Designer On Earth. Don’t Say We Didn’t Warn You.

Del Toro is the luxury lifestyle brand based out of Miami, Florida that we at Wanderset feel you need to discover. It’s not that they’re making everything from luxe slippers with skulls and crossbones, to red quilted high tops – it’s that it all works. It’s not a reach, or far fetched, and it doesn’t come across as a “do too much to be niche” rookie brand. Del Toro is not still feeling itself out, it knows who it is, and it’s unapologetically sarcastic, and sartorial. The brand’s character is equally Euro luxury, South Beach party posh, New England Ivy League, and NYLONKONG street rebellious. At the same damn time.  And it’s all from the mind of northern-Italian born Matthew Chevallard. Originally a men’s brand, Del Toro now produces shoes and accessories for both men and women. Chevallard, President and Creative Director of the brand, was born in Torino, Italy.…

The Future Of Commerce Is Narrative : Welcome To Wanderset

Since the beginning of time, humanity has progressed on the back of storytelling. Although craft and culture have morphed as humanity has, storytelling, as a concept, has not – we just find new ways to tell the story. We have lately been telling stories through technology – social platforms, content sites and now through e-commerce. Whether or not you happen to be in the digital or fashion space professionally, we are all at least peripherally aware that the traditional brick and mortar marketplace is in decline, while e-commerce continues to grow at an extravagant clip. “Despite the over $1 trillion in apparel sales transacted annually online and through mobile. Apparel e-commerce is still projected to grow globally by 40% over the next 3 years.” Fashion Industry Statistics, www.fashionunited.com, accessed on 11/13/16. What sort of new e-commerce sites will emerge to fill this space, to provide consumers with more than just…