Following a first-look teaser, Virgil Abloh unveiled Off-White’s SS19 womenswear collection at a runway show during Paris Fashion Week. The show took Abloh’s smash-hit Nike collaboration to the next level, and featured a bevy of women’s sportswear pieces designed in tandem with the sportswear giant.
Bella Hadid and Kendall Jenner opened up the presentation, which featured retina-searing neon fabrics — a big trend this year — and some Margiela-esque creations crafted from basic Nike staples. Kaia Gerber, who looks on course to become the next Hadid-level supermodel, can be seen in a top engineered from Nike socks in slide #5.
To demonstrate the collection’s athletic inspirations, Abloh enlisted some Nike athletes to walk in the show, including American sprinter English Gardner, British heptathlete Katarina Johnson-Thompson and Hong Kong high-jumper Cecilia Yeung.
And, of course, Abloh also took the opportunity to lift the curtain on some new sneaker heat. This time Virgil worked his magic on some new models of the Nike Waffle Racer, which hit the runway with his own handwriting. Elsewhere, Nike has unveiled new Virgil-designed Chuck Taylors and Blazers.
For more from Paris Fashion Week, check out Gucci’s SS19 runway show.