Virgil Abloh announced on Thursday that he’s raised $1 million to support scholarships for Black students through his “Post-Modern” Scholarship Fund, which marks a partnership with the Fashion Scholarship Fund.
Abloh’s initiative is dubbed by the prolific designer and noted multi-hyphenate as “Post-Modern,” per a press release, as a way of nodding to the fact that students will receive both funds and access to “vital career support services and mentoring.” Money from Farfetch, Evian, Louis Vuitton, New Guards Group, Abloh himself, and more has been raised so far. Moving forward, Abloh is expected to announce additional partners.
“I’ve always been passionate about giving the next generation of students the same foundation for success that was given to me,” Abloh said in a statement. “That’s why I’m excited to launch this Fund in partnership with the FSF, which has an outstanding track record of helping college students achieve successful careers.”