Off-White as lead by Virgil Abloh has dropped a lookbook for his pre-fall 2019 collection. Delving into deconstructed themes through unfinished hems and seams, the concept is further examined with graphics that reference a half-completed Renaissance painting along with a spray-paint graphic inspired by a construction site near Abloh’s home.
Some garments and accessories include the word incompiuto, reflecting a project of the same name by artist collective Alterazioni Video, which examined over 750 unfinished public art projects in Italy.
The Berlin and New York-based collective also built the backdrop and will collaborate with Abloh on his fall 2019 menswear show in January.
In addition to deconstructed details, the collection features lots of relaxed fit and over-sized looks, highlighted by a three-quarter length suit jacket offered in either a slate gray or a patchwork hounds tooth.
Reflecting on the collection, Abloh told Vogue, “But it’s not youthful the way it was a year ago. It’s not just jeans and a t-shirt. In the collection there’s a strong emphasis of style.”
Check out the looks below.