why Afrooklyn?



One of the number one things stopping people from moving and traveling is complacency; missing home. 
My first time in Africa was in 2014 with my mother and Aunt Mary 
After a 17hr flight, we were held up for an unusually long time because Akon was on our plane and he just had to be the first to get off. . .
I never saw him again.
From there on I realized that the details of this experience were going to be hard to retain and explain. 
Afrooklyn is here, because I can show you better than I can tell you.I needed my friends and family to see what i was seeing and feel what I was feeling; so with my imagination i built a bridge between Africa and the states; Africa and California, OKC, NC, DC, Jersey, Brooklyn. 
I wanted to bridge the gap between Africa and Brooklyn.
I realized I wasn't home sick, I just really wanted to share this. 
The feeling i felt as we were landing and everything I experienced after that, i sewed it and showed it to you.
Afrooklyn is here, because I can show you better than I can tell you.

Off-White c/o Virgil Abloh™ embarks on a new narrative where free thinking inspires a pioneering format for the future, where the age of imagination is the product of reality.

Inspired by Virgil’s vision and approach to his art, Off-White™ nourishes a collective of creative minds that represent the best in their category and have a strong and personal connection with Virgil. Ibrahim’s relationship with Virgil and Off-White™, born and nurtured through Instagram DMs, blossomed both personally and professionally over the last 3 years creating a strong bond based on mutual respect and shared values.

“Making a successful luxury brand in nine years is genius. It’s a feat that I admire and hope to continue building upon with a rich legacy. He revolutionised streetwear and luxury that crosses generations and decades. He showed the world that the underrepresented, the underdogs and Black people, in particular, have brilliant minds and can push and compete equally in the establishment. He inspired hope and brought about change.” - Ibrahim Kamara, Art&Image Director Off-White™