You’ve come to the end of this story and hopefully, you realize that there are so many incredible American designers out there that they’ve had a huge impact on the fashion industry, culture, and the way we live. Wear Daily. Personally, I can’t think of a designer more influential in American fashion than the late Virgil Abloh. The Ghanaian-American grew up on the outskirts of Chicago, but his reach has reached every corner of the world. During his lifetime, he was the creative director of Kanye West, the artistic director of menswear at Louis Vuitton, and the founder of Off-White. Through his work, he was able to change the way the world relates to streetwear and pave the way for future generations of designers. Abloh’s work embodies the American dream for designers — a reminder that no matter where you come from or what you look like, the possibilities are endless.