Season: FW19 “HIS & HERS”
Key Pieces: The collection’s run of distorted, checkered flag-like layers added a hypnotic touch to a stripped-back selection of pit crew-inspired outerwear pieces. From tailored racing suits, to oversized, black-and-white stripe puffer jackets and rubberized kidney belt accessories, Virgil Abloh’s latest presentation was packed full of the same energy one might expect from a day at the races.
Editor’s Notes: Not known to disappoint, Virgil Abloh unleashed new FW19 looks last night across a mesmerizing checkerboard stage for his anticipated “HIS & HERS” collection. Rife with inspirational leads, Virgil’s presentation made for a convincing four-dimensional experience, likening not only the clothes to that of a pit crew’s, but outfitting the stage’s halls to mimic that of a race track.
Despite the very obvious aesthetic cues, “HIS & HERS” extended past all aforementioned inspirations, and toyed with elegant silhouettes, that brought a certain hint of couture to the race track, doing well to represent the sidelines’ crowd. And this, fused with the usual array of streetwear influences, helped set an even-more promising future for the brand. A future in which the brand’s heritage very much remains anchored in each piece, while drawing from Virgil’s innumerable sources of inspiration to further it simultaneously.
Check out our selection of backstage shots in the gallery above, and be sure to let us know in the comment section following what you are feeling.
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