Led by Virgil Abloh, Off-White™ not only found an unquestioned place in the arena of luxury but has also helped shape luxury houses themselves, introducing many of the streetwear elements that now characterize so many current collections. Alongside his work at Louis Vuitton, Abloh’s reign at Off-White™ will go down in menswear history, and there’s no need to speak as though it’s over; Off-White™ SS21 brings a new, exciting era for the label.
Showing via a new digital channel on-site called Imaginary TV, Off-White™ SS21 was characterized by an overarching sense of freedom. But, while gender boundaries were broken left, right, and center through the medium of unorthodox tailoring, signature logos provided a rare link between the avant-garde show and Off-White™’s popular ready-to-wear offering.
Typified by signature motifs, from crossing arrows to silhouetted hands and quotation marks, Off-White™ SS21 Ready-to-Wear sets the tone for contemporary luxury again. With new styles like the Burrow Bag stealing the show, familiar favorites return in the shape of the OOO Sneakers and arrow-embellished sweaters.
Shop our highlights from Off-White™ SS21 below.
Off-White™ Out Of Office "OOO" Sneakers
Off-White™’s OOO Sneakers are a product of Abloh’s finger which is interminably on the pulse. As Nike’s Dunks lead the way for a new sneaker obsession with retro styles, the OOO Sneaker brings a luxury edge with high-quality leather uppers. Lending the simplicity of a tennis shoe with aspects of basketball ad skating styling, it’s no surprise that the Out Of Office Sneaker is one of the most popular luxury footwear designs of the moment.
Off-White™ Zip Boots
Supple black leather uppers feature silver-tone hits to the zip and paperclip zip pull while the real star of the show is the sole unit. The illusory sole features a sponge effect in brown and green. Don’t worry, it’s actually rubber.
Off-White™ Camou Sweater
Woven from pure cotton, the Camou Sweater boasts an eye-catching, textured camo motif throughout, excluding black trims. Look closely and you’ll catch a handful of embroidered Off-White™ logos in amongst the disguise.
Off-White™ Hand Off Bomber Jacket
Virgil’s ability to create a classic with little subversions has served him well. This all-black bomber jacket is the perfect example, featuring just one piece of silver-tone hardware in the bent-nail zip pull to the arm. Aside from that, this viscose bomber is understated and traditional.
Off-White™ Twisted Arrows Sweater
Virgil stamps his mark on a classic black sweater. Loose hems allow the sweater to fall elegantly while highlight white detailing gives it visual punch and signature style.
Off-White™ Twist Puffer Jacket
Perhaps the perfect, unorthodox topper for the coming season, the Twist puffer features a snaking zip fastening to the front with a detachable hood for when you’re looking for layering possibilities.
Off-White™ Botanical S/S Top
Sheer tops look set to play a part in Spring/Summer 2021, as they crept in towards the end of last year. This see-through number features a botanical graphic spliced with the label’s inimitable arrow motif.
Off-White™ Burrow-22 Shoulder Bag
One of the protagonists of Off-White™ SS21 is the Burrow Bag. Playing with the power of empty space, Virgil gives the Burrow Bag a unique shape and meteor holes to the fold-over flap fastening.
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