OFF WHITE FALL WINTER 18/19 – WEST VILLAGE

OFF WHITE FALL WINTER 18/19 – WEST VILLAGE

“I’M ABOUT CHRONICLING THE MODERN WOMAN THAT I SEE, AND PUTTING THAT ENERGY AND THAT ATTITUDE ONTO THE RECORDING TIMELINE OF FASHION,” VIRGIL ABLOH 

VIRGIL ABLOH, THE MASTER OF MAKING STREET WEAR AND WORK WEAR WORK SO WELL TOGETHER. IS PRESENTED ONCE AGAIN IN PARIS AT THE PAVILLON CABON-CAPUCINES, WE ARE INTRODUCED TO A BLUE LIGHTING THAT ABSORBED THE ENTIRE HALL, WITH HANGING WHITE BALLOONS IN THE AIR. JUST OUTSIDE IS THE LE BON MARCHE POP-UP CAFÉ, WHERE ABLOH COLLABORATES WITH WILD & THE MOON, A WILD FOOD BAR AND DUBAI BASED JUICE TO STOCK JUICES, VITALITY SHOTS AND FLAVOURED POPCORN, ALL PRESENTED IN A LIMITED-EDITION OFF-WHITE PACKAGING. SADLY, IF YOU’RE LIKE ME AND DIDN’T GET TO VISIT BEFORE MARCH 31ST THIS SPACE IS NOW CLOSED, TO GET A FILL OF THE CAFÉ BELOW @WILDANDTHEMOON

BACK TO THE SHOW, THE AUDIENCES ATTENTION IS ON A TWISTED ORNATE STAIRWELL AS BELLA HADID OPENS THE SHOW IN A CORSET JUMPSUIT ZIPPED UP THE CHEST WITH A WHITE SHIRT UNDERNEATH, ALONG WITH A BAG ENTITILD “OFF-WHITE C/O VIRGIL ABLOH “SCULPTURE” VIA DANIELE MANIN 13 20121 MILAN, ITALY” A TRADEMARK WE ALL KNOW WELL AND LOVE!

FOLLOWED BY HIANDRA MARTINEZ IN A SIMILAR SHIRT AS BELLA INSTEAD WITH A BOOB TUBE DRESS, SLIT AT THE THIGH WITH THIGH HIGH BOOTS PEAKING THROUGH  IN  TRADITIONAL EQUATION PRINT WITH “PATTERN” “OFF-WHITE” VISIBLE ON THE GARMENTS. ABLOH PRESENTS CLOTHING FOR THE MODELS WHO WORK WITH HIM AS KAIA GERBER WALKS IN A CO-ORD PATTERNED THROUGHOUT, (GIVING ME UPDATED DENIM VIBES) WITH AN OFF-WHITE BAG TUCKED UNDER HER ARMPITS, ACCOMPANIED BY LEATHER BOOTS WITH FUR WRAPPED AROUND THE ANKLES. THE CONTRASTING PRINT AND LEATHER GIVES A TWIST OF VINTAGE AND CONTEMPORARY THAT CAN BE APPRECIATED. SIMILAR TO HIS MODELS, VIRGIL DESCRIBES HIS WOMAN FOR THE SEASON AS “A 26-YEAR-OLD GIRL, WHO GREW UP RIDING HORSES, SO HAS A KNOWLEDGE OF FORMAL WEAR, BUT IS EQUALLY INTRIGUED BY GOING TO THE GYM DURING THE WEEK AND FIGURING OUT HOW TO WEAR ATHLEISURE IN A NEW WAY.

NOTE: EXTENDED DARTS ON DRESSES AND JACKETS.

THE AUDIENCE IS OFFERED EVERYTHING IN THIS COLLECTION, A-SYMMETRICAL SHAPES WITH CONTRASTING SNAKE-SKIN AND LEATHER. SLEEVES ALONG ONE ARM, EXTENDED INTO GLOVES (WHO WOULD’VE THOUGHT??!!) HEELS YOU TIE, GIVING THE FEEL OF SILK SCARVES AROUND THE FOOT AND ANKLE.

PRINTED DRESSES AND SNEAKERS, IS EVERYTHING I NEED IN MY WARDROBE AS IT WOULD DEFINITELY BE MY SUMMER GO-TO LOOK. I CAN’T BE THE ONLY THAT BUYS CERTAIN DRESSES, JUST TO PLAN AND WEAR THEM WITH SNEAKERS! NEW OFF-WHITE X NIKE VAPORMAX SNEAKERS TO BE EXACT!

SMALLER BAGS HAS BEEN EVERYONE’S CURRENT OBSESSION AND I’M SO GLAD OFF-WHITE HAS THEIR OWN, ALONGSIDE NEW SUNGLASSES, ANYONE FEELING SHADY?

HOODS IN REPLACEMENT OF HELMETS, WITH LEATHER JACKETS THAT SHAPE AT THE WAIST, OH SO EFFORTLESSLY.

VIRGIL ALWAYS MAKES US FEEL RIGHT AT HOME, PAYING HOMAGE TO OFF-WHITE LEOTARDS AND FITTED BODYSUITS. ALONG WITH THE RETURN OF LAYERED ROMANTIC RUFFLES, THAT GRACES THE RUNWAY. EACH BOUNCE REFLECTING THE WALK OF THE MODEL. GRAPHIC TEES TUCKED UNDER CORSETS WITH A POP OF LIME GREEN IS SO EFFECTIVE, AS COLOUR VARIATION FROM THE REST OF THE COLLECTION MAKES IT STAND OUT.

THE ENDING OF A SPECTACULAR SHOW, ENDING WITH ALL THE MODELS WALKING OUT TOGETHER, GIVING US ONE MORE TASTE OF EVERY INTRICATE DETAIL IN THE  COLLECTION.

I DON’T KNOW ABOUT YOU BUT EVERY SEASON I FALL MORE AND MORE IN LOVE WITH OFF-WHITE. I ALWAYS FEEL LIKE THE COLLECTION WAS MADE FOR ME AND ALL I WANT TO DO IS BE HEAD-TO-TOE IN OFF-WHITE. VIRGIL ABLOH GETS OUR LOVE FOR STREET AND HIGH FASHION, KNOWING JUST HOW TO GIVE US AN EQUAL AMOUNT OF BOTH. HIS ABILITY TO COLLAB WITH PEOPLE TO GIVE US OFF-WHITE X…. IN OUR EVERYDAY LIVING.  IT CANNOT GO UNNOTICED… BUT A MASSIVE CONGRATULATIONS TO VIRGIL ABLOH WHO HAS BEEN APPOINTED TO BE LOUIS VUITTON’S ARTISTIC DIRECTOR FOR MENSWEAR, AS THE FIRST BLACK DESIGNER TO BE GIVEN THIS POSITION, THIS A VERY EXCITING MOMENT IN HISTORY… I CANNOT WAIT TO SEE WHATS IN STORE FOR OFF-WHITE AND LOUIS VUITTON MEN!

THANK YOU, VIRGIL!

 

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OFF-WHITE FALL 18/19

 

 

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