Kanye West (and Virgil Abloh) discuss the future of ‘5100’ and the Soul Train Awards

Kanye West, who appears on the cover of this week’s GQ magazine, has also served as artistic director for Virgil Abloh’s Fifth in a series of long-form covers for the magazine that were shot on location at the Milwaukee Athletic Club. One of the magazine’s most notable covers of the year, the four-page spread features West and Abloh in a sit-down interview to discuss their creative partnership. “When I met Kanye a couple of years ago, I was like, I think we might have a bond,” Abloh told the magazine, explaining how the meeting initially took place, when the two were touring and “it was like, he was in a particular mood where I fit.”

“I just flew in the passenger seat because he was flying in the front, and I was like, ‘I know this is about an interview, but like man, I just can’t help myself. This is like a project.’ And then I was like, ‘OK.’ And I’m looking out the window and there are these beautiful old cars. I didn’t know it, but that’s an old adobe building right there. And it’s on a hill,” West explained. “The last picture that I took. That’s the last picture of my life.”

Abloh, along with the rest of the creative team behind “Hood By Air 5100” — which was first revealed in March, and later featured in “Yeezy Season 4” in New York City this past winter — will be heading to Paris for the 2018 season. A collaboration between the two designers is also said to be in the works, and the two looked back at their previous work, and continued to praise each other and talk about the future of their collaboration in a riveting and emotional shoot.

See West’s cover of GQ, the full feature, and the rest of this week’s magazine, here.


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