A Backstage Look at Off-White™’s Pop Culture-Heavy SS19 Show

Featuring new Nike sneakers, a potential Dr. Martens collab and references to ‘The Simpsons.’

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After teasing the collection yesterday, Virgil Abloh officially revealed Off-White™’s full Spring/Summer 2019 collection at Paris Fashion Week. The show was themed around the late Dondi White, with “DONDI” and nods to the artist’s graffiti work appearing on pieces throughout the collection.

As well as Dondi White, another reference point for the collection was The Simpsons as pictures of Bart (along with the phrase “I’m Bart Simpson, who the hell are you?”) and a picture of the Simpson family home were used on T-shirts and sweatshirts. Other key pieces included gradient-dyed outerwear, embroidered jeans and all-over print items.

In terms of footwear, the collection featured new Off-White™ sneakers, as well as an extension of the Abloh’s collaboration with Nike. This included a tonal grey take on the Air Max 97, and another version of the silhouette that featured a silver upper with a rainbow Swoosh. Lastly, the show also included a potential new Dr. Martens collaboration, which would be the first time the two brands worked together since their Fall/Winter 2016 release.

Also, catch our quick chat with Virgil Abloh below as he explains his design origins and coming up with the likes of Justin Saunders and Heron Preston.

This season’s Paris Fashion Week is set to be busy for Abloh, with his debut Louis Vuitton collection presented tomorrow. The designer recently spoke about what to expect from that show.

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