During Copenhagen Fashion Week earlier this month, designer Virgil Abloh presented his OFF-WHITE c/o VIRGIL ABLOH exhibition titled, “Industrial by Nature” in conjunction with the Copenhagen International Fashion Fair (CIFF) at the prestigious Crystal Hall. “Industrial by Nature” embodied the brand’s principle of distorting natural textures with a manmade industrial process, while simultaneously building upon Virgil’s spring/summer collection entitled “Moving Still.”
Virgil’s vision of creating a collection centered on a “Baja surf story,” evidenced by the collection’s cutoff denim shorts, tattered shirts, faded outerwear, floral prints and neoprene motorcycle jackets. All this was further enhanced by the exhibition’s beach-like atmosphere. The juxtaposition of “Moving Still” was developed into a reality as one became immersed in the “industrialized nature” Virgil had created by employing man-made triggers such as misting fans, soundtracked seaside sounds, visual projections of the ocean, and a mound of sand to recreate being at the beach. Individual pieces of art were created in collaboration with Cali Thornhill Dewitt – a visual artist who specializes in juxtaposition of type and image based around shark and surf imagery. Cali works in a variety of mediums and has recently had exhibits in LA, NYC, Glasgow and Tokyo. Enjoy pictures taken of the exhibition and head over to the OFF-WHITE website for the latest.