Another day, another designer getting called out by Instagram’s favourite vigilantes, Diet Prada. This time around, the famed Instagram account calls out Off-White™ designer Virgil Abloh for copying graphic designer AG Fronzoni’s work from 1966. The piece, titled “Fontana Galleria La Polena Genova 1-28 Ottobre 1966” is currently housed at La Triennale di Milano, which the account also notes is 15 minutes away from the Off-White™ headquarters. The design in question was showcased in the brand’s Fall/Winter 2016 menswear collection, and sports the same design as the art piece, but reading ”Off-White Care of Virgil Abloh Men’s FW 2016.”
Take a look at the side-by-side comparison in the gallery above, and see the full post below. This isn’t the first time Diet Prada has posted about Virgil Abloh, make sure to check out their previous post regarding the designer’s upcoming IKEA collaboration.
We know now that Virgil is a fan of Spatialist artist Lucio Fontana’s work (see June 26th post), but we didn’t expect him to ALSO rip off a famed graphic designer’s work for a 1966 exhibition on that very same artist. AG Fronzoni’s ‘Fontana Galleria La Polena Genova 1-28 Ottobre 1966” vs. @off____white ‘s FW16 t-shirt. One of these Fronzoni posters is housed at Milan’s @latriennale , about 15-20 minutes from the Off-White headquarters lol. Dieters, comment if you’d also like to see Fronzoni’s work contextualized within Virgil’s @mcachicago retrospective next June. • #agfronzoni #offwhite #virgilabloh #luciofontana #art #graphicdesign #design #spatialism #latriennale #museum #mcachicago #hypebeast #hypebae #snobshots #tshirt #whitetshirt #jamesdeandaydream #wiwt #ootd #dietprada