Virgil Abloh took a decidedly less thematic approach for his fall 2018 women’s collection, presented today (March 1, 2018) as part of Paris Fashion Week. Rather than attempt to top the label’s very buzzed about Princess Diana, Abloh chose to refine and update the silhouettes that have become signatures for him.
The runway opened with a voice over of a woman discussing the concept of story telling as viewed through a modern lens, perhaps a nod to the challenges of telling fashion stories in a post-internet world. Runway music included War’s 1972 single “The World Is a Ghetto” and Smashing Pumpkin’s 1993 single “Disarm,” two songs seemingly disconnected but for their shared grim view on the world.
Models that walked the shoe included BellaHadid, Sara Dijkink, Meghan Roche, Giedre Dukauskaite, Karly Loyce, Hiandra Martinez, Dilone, Dorit Revelis, Kaia Gerber and Liya Kebede, among others.
Stand out items include a voluminous grey overcoat, a chillaxed grey power suit, a poncho-esque jacket, a floral quilted skirt and a chic beige maillot.
In addition to Off-White footwear, the runway also included black and white pairs of Vapormax silhouettes made in collaboration with Nike as part of “The Ten” efforts.
On the day of the presentation, Abloh previewed a Jordan and Off-White pop-up shop we presume will either gift or sell pairs of the Jordan Retro 1, which are launching in Europe on March 3rd.
Check out images and video of the show below.