Off-White Spring/Summer 2020
In collaboration with Nike and Futura, contemporary abstract artist, Off-White designed a line titled “Plastic”. Virgil Abloh, creative director of the brand, wanted to implement repurposed recycling with his collection. The clothes were painted by Futura and Abloh himself, which only further proves how Off-White’s clothes are easily considered valuable art pieces.
The fashion show’s runway was surrounded by white flowers. Amidst the flowers was a sculptor by Futura. Opening the show was Sheck Wes wearing white T-shirt, pants, and overcoat all covered in Futura’s vibrant graffiti paired with Nike orange and royal blue shoes. Futura’s artwork was consistently appearing on the collection’s pieces where we could see it on blazers, capes and dresses.
The collection also had a a number of gradient pieces that had the color fade from a burnt umber to light beige. Tie-dye denim and loose flannels played a major part in the collection as well.
Abloh incorporated both muted and vibrant colors while designing his collection, sometimes pairing both together in one look. Vibrant sky blue was a key color in the collection along with muted purple and red.
The dresses in the line were very fluid and were covered in graffiti. The show closed with Gigi Hadid wearing an oversized padded blazer with black curved lines and, again, graffiti all over as a dress.
The footwear in the collection mainly consisted of sandals and hiking boots, calling upon the concept of environmentalism and climbing. Abloh successfully expressed his central themes brilliantly throughout his collection.
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