Monday, April 6, 2015

In Season: Off-White c/o Virgil Abloh 'Nebraska'

If I must say, one womenswear designer that has undeniably stuck out to me.. Not even stuck out, we are beyond that right now.. I would say, sky-rocketed if not meteorically risen in the ranks has to be OFF-WHITE c/o Virgil Abloh... Yes, I've been tagging along Virgil's moves since PYREX Vision but wasn't really a strong follower, nothing against him, I was just so caught up in the world of BALMAIN (which there is nothing wrong with) that I didn't give myself any space for new journies.. Now, enter the Spring/Summer 2015 collection for Off-White and I seriously have to say, the design aesthetic showcases not only his level of taste but strength in the industry! After winning the much deserved, LVMH Young Fashion Designer award, I can only expect to continue to see dope ass things from this brand!

“The women’s collection is entitled “Nebraska” which for me is a metaphor for “in-the-middle” Middle American collegiate schools spirit. As seen in reinterpreted Big-Ten college sweatshirts, pushed-pulled-elongated layered pleated skirts as a take on an abstracted cheerleading silhouette.

The banana leaf print I had hand painted in Lake Como is meant to reference both the Beverly Hills Hotel and Paul Sevigny’s club, Paul’s Baby Grand. For me this collection is typified by guy and girls who fit seamlessly into both environments. Same decor vastly different behaviors.

So the collection is about that middle ground.