Off-White Catwalk Fashion Show Paris Womenswear SS2019

September 29, 2018 by  
Filed under Fashion, Paris, womenswear

“Track and Field” is the name of Virgil Abloh’s latest Off-White collection. And it couldn’t have been more literal. The catwalk was a street transformed into a running track, a scoreboard above it displayed who was on the runway when as well as their countries of origin. Walking the show were not just familiar faces like Kaia and Kendall, but real athletes too. Like sprinter English Gardner (USA), heptathlete Katarina Johnson-Thompson (UK) or high jumper Cecilia Yeung (HK). They sported Abloh’s famous athleisure looks. Looks which this time more than ever formed a bridge between two contradicting clothing styles. Outfit #19 being the ultimate mix of sports & dressed up; a T-shirt with Nike logo’s sported with a larger than life white and yellow tulle skirt.
Sports & Chic came out in a pair of denim shorts and a velvet top and a pair of velvet pants with a denim jacket. In black sport leggings paired with a long lace skirt on top of it. In white sport leggings with a long floor sweeping gown over it. In a suit jacket that had “OFF” printed onto it in neon letters. A few looks were really just sporty as the finale of snake prints looks wasn’t necessarily sporty nor chic. It did make a bold statement.
Footwear came in the shape of ballet inspired shoes and Abloh’s freshly designed Nike running shoes, the Waffle Racer which look more like a shoe sample.
With 48 looks it wasn’t an extremely big collection, but still it was a lot to take in.