A Look Inside The Virgil Abloh: The Codes c/o Architecture Exhibit

It’s been a year since Virgil Abloh passed away. The designer and creative known for his work from Pyrex to Louis Vuitton influenced every sector he devoted his work to, especially in the footwear scene from the inception of the OFF-WHITE x Nike “The Ten” and the ensuing collections.

Last month, Nike announced “The Codes c/o Architecture” exhibit in Miami that would be celebrating Abloh and his work during Art Basel.

Virgil and Nike thrived together because he understood the brand’s role as a cornerstone of culture while Nike understood the importance of truly supporting creatives and their visions.

This beautiful four-day experience at Miami Art Week will honor their legacy together and champion both Virgil’s open-source methods and his genuine commitment to collaborating with and inspiring others.

Shannon Abloh, the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Virgil Abloh Securities

The Codes c/o Architecture, open to the public from Dec. 1 – 4, serves as a contemporary museum that showcases Abloh’s work — both seen & unseen designs from prototypes of the OFF-WHITE x Air Jordan 1 High “Chicago” and other OFF-WHITE x Nike Air Force 1 Low colorways.

The depth of Nike’s partnership with Virgil materialized far beyond our iconic collaborations. His transparent design approach influenced our teams and inspired a new generation of young design talent to find their creative voice and share it with the world.

Championing Virgil’s Codes allows our community to take a deeper look into his practice, celebrate his legacy and evolve how his ethos can continue to empower fresh voices and perspectives. Ultimately, Virgil’s work with Nike invited more people into sport and design and created the future. This moment is a celebration of a true partnership showcasing what we’ve created together while also providing a peek into what’s next.

Leo Sandino-Taylor, Nike’s Vice President of Global Catalyst Brand Management

Additionally, Nike and VA Securities introduced the OFF-WHITE x Nike Terra Forma at the exhbiti — the first original Nike sneaker designed from scratch by Abloh and Nike designers in 2022. The “Summit White” & “Camel/Olive” colorways release on December 21 with coinciding apparel.

Other colorways of the Terra Forma are expected to release down the line.

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