A trained architect, Abloh, who also worked in Chicago street fashion, entered the world of international fashion with an internship at Fendi in 2009 alongside rapper Kanye West. The two then began an artistic collaboration that would launch Abloh's career into founding Off-White.
Abloh's interest in music led him to DJing beginning in his teens. He DJ'd at house parties throughout high school and college. He was influenced by DJ's like A-Trak, Benji B and Gilles Peterson. Over the years, Abloh gained recognition as a DJ and started playing shows internationally. He has played at Hi Ibiza and also at Tomorrowland's 2019 edition.
Abloh released his first single "Orvnge" with German DJ/producer Boys Noize in January 2018. In June 2019, Abloh was named to a DJ residency at Wynn Las Vegas's XS Nightclub, with Wynn also agreeing to open an Off-White store.
In May 2019 Pioneer, maker of DJ consoles, announced it's collaboration with Abloh in design of it's transparent CDJ-2000NXS2 and DJM-900NXS2 models. The consoles were displayed at Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Art in the Figures of Speech Exhibition.