The Virgil Abloh controversy / Dyson’s failed electric car

On this episode, we’ve got stories about Virgil Abloh’s missteps and James Dyson’s electric car.


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Episode 15: The Virgil Abloh controversy / Dyson’s failed electric car

Prominent black designer Virgil Abloh, the artistic director of Louis Vuitton’s menswear and founder of Off-White, has come under fire recently. First, for his reaction to looting amid the Black Lives Matter protests. Then for what was perceived as a stingy donation to a bail fund. Input senior editor Edgar Alvarez joins us to talk about the controversy. And later: Dyson, the company best-known for its vacuum cleaners, pulled the plug on its $635 million effort earlier this year to build an electric vehicle. Nevertheless, the manufacturer recently offered a detailed look at the car, which seems like it would have been a pretty sweet ride. Input news editor Craig Wilson joins us to discuss.

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