After several seasons in the spotlight, Virgil Abloh’s Off-White™ has been outshone recently by the likes of Balenciaga and Gucci whose memeable output is hitting terminal velocity. But, quietly and confidently, Virgil’s label has been doing its thing and Off-White™ Fall/Winter 2021 is proof.
Named “Laboratory of Fun,” the new-season collection is a nod to Cedric Price’s 1961 Fun Palace, which was an idea for a London-based convention center that represented a “university of the streets.” Although the Fun Palace never came to fruition, Virgil was heavily influenced by the modernity and modularity of Price’s thinking.
Virgil’s in-progress style, complete with deconstructed elements hits an all-time high in Off-White™ Fall/Winter 2021 which just dropped at Luisaviaroma. Standout items like the ODSY-1000 sneakers, wool sweaters, and puffer jackets return but in understated monochrome palettes to form the bedrock of the collection.
Shop our top picks from Off-White™ Fall/Winter 2021 below.
While Virgil might be better known for his immaculate mohair crewneck sweaters, this rugged piece complete with loose threads has caught our eye this season.
PVC Shopping Bag
When the weather gets inconsistent, you need a bag that can hold up to the rain. This PVC shopper, complete with the crossing arrows logo, is the best applicant for the job.
Tuck Detail Down jacket
With minimal detailing, this all-back down jacket makes its mark with its silhouette. A belted waist offers a customizable fit depending on your look.
Slim Track Pants
Luxury track pants are a valuable asset during the colder months. They're stylish enough to be worn with the rest of your wardrobe, but they also offer the comfort and warmth that your grubby grey sweats do.
The label has made a name for itself with its fire graphics and the Tornado T-Shirt is the perfect example of that. The classic Arrows logo gets a trippy update with four spinning tornado subversions.
3.0 Off-Court Sneakers
The 3.0 Off-Court Sneakers are a returning favorite of ours. This season sees the high-top build dressed in a seasonal brown suede.
Chop the top off the 3.0 and you'll get something like the 5.0 sneakers. In a surprisingly neutral colorway, this pair is a staple for any season.
Lace Up Leather Boots
White sneakers are always a favorite, but they aren't particularly practical during fall and winter. This pair of black leather boots is, though. Contrasting details like white laces, a metal stirrup, and razorblade embellishment offer signature character.
Definitely Off-White's most striking silhouette, the ODSY-1000 combines a sporty upper with a heavy-duty, rugged sole unit. A jagged outsole gives the pair a hiking aesthetic that's in style right now.
There is no limit to the number of times Virgil can reinvent his signatures. The oversized hoodie this messy reup stands out against a heavyweight cotton hoodie.
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