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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
Freelance Writer/Editor/Consultant

Alec Leach grew up in Brighton, England, but now lives in Berlin

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