When Virgil Abloh was appointed head of luxury French fashion house Louis Vuitton last year, it shook the fashion world. The Illinois-born maverick “maker” (he shuns the title designer) has created rugs for Ikea, hamburger wrappers for McDonald’s and spent 10 years as creative director for Kanye West. But his streetwear label Off-White is currently, according to fashion forecaster Lyst Index, “the hottest brand in the world” (beating Gucci, Balenciaga and Valentino to name a few). Now, at the age of just 38, his work is the subject of a Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago retrospective (until 22 September). In the words of Louis Vuitton CEO Michael Burke, Abloh’s “innate creativity and disruptive approach have made him so relevant, not just in the world of fashion but in popular culture today”.