Virgil Abloh has donated a pair of his sold out Off-White x Air Jordan 4 sneakers to a charity raffle.
After the designer released the $200 women's limited-edition shoes on Saturday, which sold out in under an hour, he announced that he would be teaming up with activist Aleta Clark and auctioning off a pair of the sneakers with all proceeds donated to her organisation HugsNoSlugs.
The charity works with communities in Chicago, and Virgil took to Instagram to explain the new partnership.
"I made @off_____white™ with the intention for it to not just exist as a fashion label but a vehicle to tell stories i personally find important. on this occasion of the @off____white™ Jordan “4” im keen to announce a partnership with @englewoodbarbie a young woman from my hometown making a tangible difference in Chicago by her own grassroots efforts," he added.
The raffle will be available through retailer Notre, and fans can enter for a chance to win a pair of the coveted sneakers with a $3 donation fee.
“Thank you @virgilabloh for not just reaching out.. but for coming to the hood per my request and seeing how I really get down. Thank you for being obedient and helping me help Chicago," Aleta shared on Instagram.
She later shared another post on social media, further expressing her gratitude to Virgil for deciding to team up with her, and the Louis Vuitton menswear designer said giving back to his local community was what he lived for.
"if you ask me what i do “it” for i’ll probably send this screenshot back to you..." the 39-year-old wrote alongside Aleta's post.
The Illinois-born designer has been keeping busy during lockdown, as he's also created a limited-edition piece of art inspired by the Mercedes-Benz G-Class car.
Project Geländewagen will be digitally revealed on 8 September, with a replica of the piece auctioned off online.
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