Tyler, The Creator Reflects On Virgil Abloh's Passing In Light Of New Golf Le Fleur Collection
Over the past few years, Tyler, The Creator has emphasized his desire to to be a prominent figure in the fashion/streetwear industry. His Golf le Fleur collections up to this point have primarily been in the form of sneakers through his deal with Converse.
In the time that he first became passionate about clothing, Virgil Abloh was at the top of his game working with rappers like Kanye West and A$AP Mob, as well as Nike and Off-White. However, it was not until 2019 where Tyler would meaningfully connect with Virgil, right as he committed to take Golf le Fleur to the next level. In a newly released interview with Fast Company, Tyler explained how Abloh was instrumental in helping him build a community of people to help him manifest his clothing goals: ““In 2019, it was when I decided, ‘Oh, dude. I think I’m going to do this le Fleur thing. And who really pushed me to do it was my boy Dev Hynes, Solange, and Virgil. And I was like, ‘Yo, man, I think I want to do this thing. He’s like, ‘Oh, what do you need?’ I’m like, ‘Well, I don’t even know where to…’ ‘Here. Give me a week,’ [Virgil said]. Bro, he put me in contact with people in Italy and here and there, emails [and] calls, FaceTimes with people I don’t know.”