Wish ATL x Virgil VIP Night

Private Viewing of the “Figures Of Speech” Exhibit at the High Museum of Art

This past weekend we partnered with the High Museum of Art for a VIP preview of Virgil Abloh’s “Figures Of Speech” Exhibit. We brought out some of Atlanta’s most influential creatives and tastemakers for a private night at the High Museum, to view Virgil’s works before the exhibit opens to the public.


Virgil Abloh: “Figures of Speech” offers an unprecedented survey of Abloh’s creative work over nearly two decades and pulls back the curtain on his process. The exhibition presents prototypes alongside finished artworks, product designs, and fashion to reveal his myriad inspirations—from centuries-old paintings to commonplace construction signs. Running throughout the exhibition is an emphasis on dialogue, which Abloh creates through his inventive use of language and quotation marks, turning the objects he designs and the people who wear his clothing into “figures of speech.”


The works on view will offer an in-depth look at the defining highlights of Abloh’s career, including his recent designs for Louis Vuitton menswear collection, video documentation of his most iconic fashion shows, and his distinctive furniture and graphic design work.

https://high.org/exhibition/virgil-abloh-figures-of-speech/

OutKast Is Everlasting

ABV Agency & the Outerspace Project partnered with renowned street artist Jeks to perfectly bring to life two classic images of the iconic Hip-Hop Duo “Outkast,” captured by photographer Jonathan Mannion.

Sunday October 20, we celebrated the unveiling of Atlanta’s newest landmark. We were joined by Artist Jeks, Photographer Jonathan Mannion, OutKast cohort Killer Mike, & a host of Outkast Fanatics. We were even blessed with a guest appearance from Andre 3000 via FaceTime. 

The mural has garnered copious amounts of attention. Prior to it being completed, we noticed an influx of attention to the area once Andre’s face was completed and people had an idea what was transpiring on this wall. We expect to see more and more patrons coming by to take a picture in-front of this iconic mural.

This new landmark has also piqued the interest of various media & news outlets, including the Atlanta Journal Constitution, Fox 5 Atlanta, CNN, & 11 Alive. 

Ludaday 2019 Recap

This year we were official partners for this 14th Annual LudaDay Weekend. As part of our partnership we worked with Ludacris to design the official t-shirt for the special weekend, even adorning him with a special 1 of 1 “camo” edition of the iconic t-shirt. Since 2005, rapper, actor, and humanitarian Christopher “Ludacris” Bridges has dedicated Labor Day weekend to social service and responsibility. The weekend brings together the Atlanta community and Luda’s celebrity colleagues. The weekend consists of a charity bowling event, day party, golf tournament, celebrity basketball game and culminates with a “Top Golf Takeover.

“LudaDay was recognized as an official city-wide event by Mayor Kasim Reed in 2011. Money raised over the weekend will go towards The Ludacris Foundation and other charities offering relief of those affected by Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas. Be part of the special weekend and purchase a commemorative 2019 LudaDay Weekend Shirt.

Saint Jhn Brings “Ghetto Lenny’s Love Songs” to the Gallery

On August 15th, SAINt JHN and WishATL surprised Atlanta with a listening party for SAINt JHN’s second studio album “Ghetto Lenny’s Love Songs” in The Wish Gallery. As soon as the doors opened the gallery was full of fans eager to hear the artist’s upcoming release. 

After last year’s release of his first studio album, Collection One, SAINtJHN released a number of popular singles and collaborated with massive artists such as Beyoncé (on the 2019 Lion King soundtrack), Wizkid, Lil Baby and Meek Mill which left his fans hungry for his next major release.

SAINtJHN used the event to connect with and thank all of his Atlanta fans before the album’s official release.

For more updates be sure to follow the gallery’s Instagram (@WishATLGallery).

Music, Saint Jhn, the gallery

Ludaday x Wish Atlanta 2019

This year we have partnered with Ludacris to produce the official t-shirt for LudaDay Weekend 2019. Since 2005, rapper, actor, and humanitarian Christopher “Ludacris” Bridges has dedicated Labor Day weekend to social service and responsibility. This weekend will bring together the Atlanta community and Luda’s celebrity colleagues.

LudaDay was recognized as an official city-wide event by Mayor Kasim Reed in 2011. Money raised over the weekend will go towards The Ludacris Foundation and other charities benefiting children. The 2019 Commemorative LudaDay Weekend shirt will be available in-store, at the celebrity bowling tournament Friday 8/30, as well as the Celebrity Basketball Game Sunday 9/1. You can also purchase tickets to the Celebrity Basketball Ball Game in-store at Wish ATL.

For more information regarding this weekends events, head over to ludadayweekend.com

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Wish Summer ’19

Introducing the Wish Summer ’19 Collection

We are excited to announce the “Summer ‘19” Wish Collection of concert t-shirts to enhance your festival season. Channeling the spirit of the ‘60s & ‘70s, our hand twisted, tied & dyed “Americana” inspired collection captures the essence of summer. With four styles of multi-color tie-dye & graphic prints, including two glow in the dark options, you’re sure to catch eyes in these fun summer looks.

The awesome thing about tie-dye is that no two pieces ever look the same, highlighting individuality in fashion and allowing people to reclaim some of their personal identity through clothing.

Being popularized in the 1960’s and ‘70s by festival goers and performers alike, tie-dye’s roots are grounded in music and summer. Music icons such as Janis Joplin and Jimmi Hendrix brought the first wave of tie-dye into mainstream popularity. During this time, the hand-made clothing became a symbol of individuality and creative expression. Tie-dye’s current resurgence has been popularized by artists such as Travis Scott and Wiz Khalifa and is quickly taking over high-fashion and streetwear alike.

Shop the collection in-store and on WishATL.com

Wish at ComplexCon Chicago

#WishTravels To Chicago For ComplexCon Summer ’19

This past weekend the Wish team embarked on a trip to the “Windy City” to experience a midsummer celebration of fashion, art, and music brought to us by ComplexCon. This edition of ComplexCon was special because this is the first time that they branched out of their usual Long Beach location, in hopes of drawing a more universal crowd. Chicago itself has produced many of the industry’s leading hype generators such as Kanye West, Virgil Abloh, Jerry Lorenzo, Don C and even the GOAT himself, Michael Jordan. 

Chicago played host to thousands of eager enthusiasts of all ages ready to get their hands on some exclusive items and fully immerse themselves in all things “cool.” There was a huge representation of Takashi Murikami’s work, along with a number of exclusive pop-up shops. Puma and Reebok definitely made their presence felt with two great activations keeping the masses engaged. Chinatown Market had a great showing as well.

Some notable releases during the event included the Nike Atmos Air Max 1 “Animal 3.0” pack, The Eric Emanuel “Iverson’s”, and the surprise drop of the yellow Nike FOG 1’s. There were a number of good panels featuring industry heavyweights Jon Wexler, Steve Stoute, Joe La Puma, PJ Tucker, T.I. and Killer Mike. 

Malachi at the Takashi Murikami meet and greet.

The most special part of the weekend was the attention that ComplexCon shed on Chicago and its up-and-coming culture. Bobby Hundreds and creator of “The Chi”, Lena Waithe, showcased their varsity inspired collection, Chicago stalwart Joe Freshgoods also made an impressive showing with 3 of his brands being represented almost front and center to festival goers. There were also a number of awesome visual artists from the Chicago area, dope upstart brands and local Chicago eateries on tap. 

If you’re in the Chicago area, definitely swing by the Museum of Contemporary Art and check out the Virgil Abloh “Figures of Speech” exhibition before it ends September 22, 2019.

Overall, ComplexCon Chicago was a great time. We are looking forward to Long Beach.

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Wish ATL x ATL UTD

 

We teamed up with Championship soccer team, Atlanta United for a take over of The Gallery by Wish. ATL UTD showcased amazing photographs from the inaugural season until the Championship game. The Cup, Rings, and apparel by Reigning Champ was also on view. We were thrilled to host the team and share in celebration of this amazing team!

WISH ATL x CHRIS 180 | #WishForKicks ’18

We are so excited to announce our 3rd annual WISH FOR KICKS holiday initiative is BACK!

Starting now 11.1.18 through the holidays we are asking for your monetary donations to help us raise enough funds to provide brand new sneakers to each teen and young adult from Chris 180.

Chris180 serves youth ages 6-17 in foster care who have emotional challenges stemming from trauma, as well as 18-24 year olds that are “aging out” of the foster care system and need help to get on their feet. Our goal is to provide a pair of sneakers from Wish for each child & teen in the organization for the Holidays.

There will be several ways to donate in the weeks to come. The first way is by donating online. Click the Donate button above. Any amount will help!
Another way is to round up your in-store purchase to the next $5 dollars! 100% of the donation will go towards a fresh pair of kicks!

Help us grant a WISH FOR KICKS today! WATCH VIDEO FOR MORE INFO + TO DONATE!

Wish Presents: PUMA x YES JULZ NRG LAUNCH

This weekend @puma x @yesjulz stopped by @wishatl for the launch of the PUMA NRG x Yes Julz Collection Tour! ATL, showed loved + ATL’s favorite @djohsoxo provided the good vibes/music. There’s still some time to shop the collection while supplies last. #NowAvailable @puma x @yesjulz Tsugi Shinsei | $120 | Collection includes top, tights + hoodie sold separately | IN-STORE + ONLINE #WishATL

WISH | Battle Of The Brands FINALE #WishBOTB

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In our efforts to continue to support local brands, creatives and designers, our WISH team launched the first ever #WishBattleOfTheBrands. Battle of the Brands is a collaboration with three Atlanta brands: GOD IS DOPE | WISDOM FASHION HOUSE| ATLANTA INFLUENCES EVERYTHING | Each brand had the opportunity to utilize @wishatlgallery as a pop up shop, as well as create a collaboration tee with WISH ATL The winner has an opportunity for future orders to be sold in WISH ATL.
ATL, the choice is yours! Votes based on: ?
• Creativity Of Pop Up
• Audience Engagement
• Collaboration Tee

JOIN US 7.6.18 @wishatlgallery for the #WishBOTB FINALE | 6-9PM ?

WHICH ONE IS YOUR FAVORITE? #TheGalleryByWish ?#WishATL

WISH ATL: BATTLE OF THE BRANDS! #WishBOTB

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The love during #WishBOTB has been incredible! Our mission is being fulfilled daily when each of you stop by to support each brands pop up at The Gallery x WISH. Last, but not least we have @atlantainfluenceseverything at @wishatlgallery 6.27.18 | #WishBOTB is not your average competition; it’s our way of collaborating and advocating for creative designers in the streetwear community. Each brand has already created their own following and is known throughout the ATL streetwear community. The choice is yours ATL! 

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