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Virgil Abloh‘s OFF-WHITE label returns for the Fall 2015 season, presenting its menswear lineup (dubbed “Don’t Look Down” after the its mountaineering-inspired aesthetic) at Paris Fashion Week. Almost entirely abandoning previous seasons’ heavy reliance on straightforward graphics and palettes, the collection plays host to a variety of earthy, neutral tones, punctuated by ponchos, field jackets and roped windbreakers. While Abloh’s label has spearheaded a new wave of streetwear designers with their sights firmly set on upsetting the traditional fashion establishment (this season’s presentation was accompanied by a pop-up event open to anyone – not just the fashion Illuminati), previous collections tended to lean too heavily on basic branding and middle of the road styling, marking this season as a big step up for the young label, in both scope and statement.

For more from the Chicago-born designer, check out his recent GQ interview.

Words by Alec Leach
Digital Fashion Editor

Alec Leach grew up in Brighton, England, but now lives in Berlin, where he leads Highsnobiety's digital fashion content.

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