Virgil Abloh is an artist that quickly knew how to move in the design world. Once he discovered his passion for design, he achieved prestigious accomplishments such as being behind Louis Vuitton as a creative director, the foundation of a couture fashion brand which is OFF WHITE, and also his collaboration with IKEA for furniture design. This time, the designer broke through new frontiers, with the design of Drake‘s jet, with a custom design. Luxury Yachts lets you in on the details!
Drake, the famous Canadian rapper who has taken the world of hip hop music by storm, is surrounded by a luxury lifestyle. This time he needed some updates, to improve his lavish life, and his private jet was the talk in the world of design. For its transformation, the rapper wanted only the most innovative design, so Virgil Abloh was an obvious choice.
Being the creative director for Louis Vuitton, the founder, and designer of couture fashion brand OFF WHITE, it was only expected that Virgil Abloh would aim even higher, to achieve greatness. The embracing of this challenging project was definitely his next step to embark on a different journey, but still on the luxury design concept.
According to both Drake and Virgil Abloh’s Instagram, they shared pictures of the custom jet, revealing a cloud-printed jet that takes strong references from Drake’s Nothing Was the Same album cover art. Abloh shared three pictures of the jet, giving sneak peeks at the “AIR DRAKE”-stamped engine and signature “ABLOH” branding on the cabin.
One of the wings features an image of a happy mask, though it remains to be seen if the other wing has been given the sad version. The airplane’s sky blue and white aesthetic is still an eerily close match to the actual sky. This project stands as an incredible opportunity for Abloh to practice on his civil engineering degree, which the designer completed in 2002 as an undergraduate student.
ABLOH ENGINEERING® is, even more, a realistic thing, because the designer is clearly defying his limitations, and excelling in a multi-disciplinary manner. Virgil Abloh is full of surprises, Drake‘s custom jet is the ultimate proof, and we can’t wait to see what happens in the future!