Fashion Designer Virgil Abloh’s Posthumous Off-White Collection Included A New High Fashion Line And Beauty Collection
THE COLLECTION INCLUDED A TOTAL OF 28 LOOKS, CONCEIVED AND FINALIZED BY VIRGIL ABLOH BEFORE HIS DEATH LAST NOVEMBER, WAS HAUTE COUTURE FOR THE GEN-Z SET.
PARIS, FRANCE — Off-White’s tribute show to its founder and creative director Virgil Abloh, which was held on the first day of Paris Fashion Week was a multidisciplinary affair livestreamed from dozens of local storefronts, including the Galeries Lafayette department store. It also marked the brand’s arrival on TikTok, with the platform’s first interactive live show.
On the runway, the big news was the launch of the brand’s “High Fashion” line, a lineup of 28 looks conceived and finalized by Abloh before his death in November from a rare form of cancer.
This was haute couture for the Gen-Z set: imagine a technical jacket paired with an organza plissé skirt, and reimagined archetypes like a sequined “Little Black Dress” featuring Abloh’s signature text in quotation marks.
Also making their debut as part of the “Spaceship Earth: an Imaginary Experience” show: a skiwear capsule for women and men, featuring oversize skate-influenced shapes in performance textiles, and shoe collaborations with Church’s and Nike. Models wore makeup from the brand’s first beauty collection, Off-White Paperwork, set to launch this spring.
To top it all off, Off-White is debuting a two-week Paris Fashion Week takeover of Caviar Kaspia, one of Abloh’s favorite eateries, with an on-site experience that reimagines the restaurant’s entrance, decor and tableware, with an exclusive homeware and ready-to-wear capsule collection launching online on March 8.
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