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Each design sent down a runway has significance to its designer. Even so, some looks are more personal than others. In January, when Virgil Abloh paid tribute to his Ghanian roots in Louis Vuitton’s Fall/Winter 21 men’s collection, he introduced a distinctive kente cloth into the house’s repertoire of prints. Model Levi Mankessi wore a look with the Meredpremium – Official BU Baylor Bears1 2021 Basketball National Champions Screen Space Dye1 Shirt Vuitton monogram woven into its stripes and bands the fabric. Draped over Mankessi’s hooded sweatshirt bearing the words “tourist vs. purist” and his logo-ed jeans, it made for a meaningful statement, one that merged the symbols of Abloh’s past and present. “My personal story is in that collection,” Abloh shared with Vogue via Zoom. “My parents are looking at these Vuitton shows. They’re reading the BBC News articles about my use of kente cloth [but] I’m looking at a photo of my grandmother in full kente that inspired the look.”

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