When Off-White first hinted at a Nike collaboration during the weekend, no one expected such a major deal. The two brands finally revealed that they’ve been working on an exclusive line inspired by no other than the iconic Serena Williams. The mega-popular designer teamed up with Nike and one of his muses, to create a trendy array of designs. Titled as “Queen Collection’, it will feature styles which Serena will debut at the 50th U.S. Open at the end of the month.
When Off-White first hinted at a Nike collaboration during the weekend, no one expected such a major deal. The two brands finally revealed that they’ve been working on an exclusive line inspired by no other than the iconic Serena Williams. The mega-popular designer teamed up with Nike and one of his muses, to create a trendy array of designs. Titled as “Queen Collection”, it will feature styles which Serena will debut at the 50th U.S. Open at the end of the month.
Designer Virgil Abloh who succeeded Kim Jones as the menswear artistic director at Louis Vuitton staged his first show for the fashion house in Paris. The designer was welcomed in the Louis Vuitton team back in March. This is his first collection for the infamous brand and fans couldn’t wait to see in which direction Abloh will take Louis Vuitton. His brand Off-White has already won the hearts of the street crowd.
Virgil Abloh was brought to the French fashion house to offer a fresh perspective on the brand’s aesthetic. The Spring/Summer 2019 menswear collection felt youthful and energetic. The show started with an array of all-white looks. Virgil managed to put together endless variations of monochromatic outfits that looked polished yet cool and street-ready. There was a head-to-toe white look paired with red gloves that announced the colorful part of the collection. Models in beige and pastel green ensembles hit the runway, some of them wearing occasional hints of color in the form of accessories. Somewhere in the middle of the show, electric pieces started parading on the runway. From neon yellow, bold orange, bright red to explosive tie-dye patterns, Virgil Abloh relied on maximalism at its best.
The Louis Vuitton Spring/Summer 2019 is one diverse lineup. Virgil played with everything from tailoring to oversized street-ready silhouettes. The A-list audience that included Kanye West, Kim Kardashian, Rihanna, Kylie Jenner, Travis Scott, Bella Hadid and more were impressed by Virgil’s debut collection and gave him a standing ovation. A number of women on the front row flaunted Virgil’s new designs. Kanye West who also sat front row got very emotional and congratulated Virgil as he took his final walk burying his head in his neck. They were both spotted wiping tears. Virgil Abloh is a long-time friend of Kanye West and the creative collaborator of his brand Yeezy.
Louis Vuitton is a fashion house praised for its accessories. This show once again cemented the brand’s status as an accessory force on the high-end market. In his debut collection for Louis Vuitton, among other things, Abloh focused on reimagining classic accessories such as wallets and begs. He showcased “accessomorphosis” which according to the designer are hybrids of accessories and garments.
Virgil Abloh definitely offered a fresh perspective on the Louis Vuitton‘s menswear pieces with his first collection for the brand. From minimalist staples to millennials’ favorites, the Spring/Summer 2019 lineup has it all.
Louis Vuitton has a new menswear lead designer and artistic director. The luxury French fashion house just appointed Virgil Abloh on this position. Vuitton is making another step towards diversity with the decision. What was once a high-end label that only introduced elegant silhouettes, is now transforming into a leading brand that follows the flow and satisfies the requests of their customers. There was a lot of speculation about Virgil joining Louis Vuitton since Kim Jones announced his resignation. Now, we can officially say it’s a done deal.
Abloh succeeds in merging chic streetwear vibes with luxury components. He might even be responsible for the rise of the mega-popular athleisure trend. Virgil launched his own brand Off-White back in 2003, and now it’s one of the most popular haute streetwear fashion houses in the world. This makes him the first African-American designer to ever front Louis Vuitton. He is also the first African-American artistic director for an LVHM-owned label.The designer will continue to create for his own brand while taking over Vuitton’s menswear department.
“Having followed with great interest Virgil’s ascent since he worked with me at Fendi in 2006, I am thrilled to see how his innate creativity and disruptive approach have made him so relevant, not just in the world of fashion but in popular culture today. His sensibility towards luxury and savoir-faire will be instrumental in taking Louis Vuitton’s menswear into the future.’- said the chairman and chief executive officer of Louis Vuitton, Michel Burke.
Burke and Virgil first collaborated together at Fendi, where Abloh was an intern in 2006. The word is that the LVMH conglomerate had their eye on the mega-popular designer for quite a while. Their representatives were even seen sitting in the front rows of Off-White’s Fall 2017 runway show. The French luxury brand announced that Kim Jones will be leaving the leading menswear role this year in January. Jones took over the position of Kris Van Assche in Dior Homme last week.
Virgil and Off-White are well-known for their collaborations with other brands. So far, the label released a number of joint collections with Nike, Jimmy Choo, Levi’s, SSENSE, KITH, VLONE, Moncler, Vans and more. Chances are, we’ll soon see an Off-White x Louis Vuitton partnership. That’s the first thought of everyone who is a fan of Abloh’s work. Celebrities such as Kendall Jenner, Bella Hadid, Hailey Baldwin, Kim Kardashian and more took it to social media to congratulate their favorite designer.
We have some amazing news for all sneaker lovers. Nike and the celebrity-approved designer Virgil Abloh collaborated on a limited edition collection. The name of the new project is “The Ten’ and it features ten iconic Nike styles, updated by the Off-White designer.
“It’s nothing short of state-of-the-art design. These 10 shoes have broken barriers in performance and style. To me, they are on the same level as a sculpture of David or the Mona Lisa. You can debate it all you want, but they mean something. And that’s what’s important.’- said Virgil in a statement.
The exclusive line is divided into two different themes, and each one contains five designs. The first theme is called “Revealing’ and among the styles, you will find the Air Jordan 1, Nike Air Presto, Nike Air Max 90, Nike Blazer Mid and Nike Art VaporMax. The “Revealing’ according to Nike “was designed to look accessible: hand-cut, open-source and reconstructed,’.
The second set, named “Ghosting’ features the Nike Zoom Fly SP, Nike Air Force 1 Low, Converse Chuck Taylor, Nike Air Max 97 and Nike React Hyperdunk 2017. According to Nike This set “was designed with translucent uppers to further the idea of revealing and unite the second set of silhouettes through common material.’
The entire line was inspired by Nike’s greatest classics. Virgil is a huge sports fan, who loved playing all kinds of sports while growing up. That is why he accepted to take the biggest Nike’s classics and give them a modern twist with his signature details. It took him exactly 10 months to finish the collection. At the moment, he is one of the most popular designers with many celebrity clients. Abloh is also the founder of Off-White and Kanye West‘s creative director.
With the athleisure trend at its peak, there are many impatient trendsetters who want to get their hands on these cool sneakers. The Ten collection will release in September. The sneakers will be pre-released in the New York stores during the Fashion Week starting from September 9 to September 13. London will get the designs on September 18 to September 22. The next location is Milan starting from September 21 to 25 and also Paris starting from September 26 to 30. In November the whole collection will be available at several retailers and all NikeLab locations worldwide.
Photo Credit: Nike
In today’s world of smartphones and clocks on every digital interface, it’s almost pointless to own a wristwatch. However, a man of style understands a wristwatch represents much more than just a timepiece. A wristwatch showcases the owner’s personality and can convey his taste, sense of style, and even wealth. Unlike women, men don’t have many luxury accessories. Their choices are limited to watches and cufflinks.
Monochrome might be one of the most difficult trends to pull off. Luckily, we gathered a number of fierce looks from fashion month runways that will help you bring a fresh vibe to your outfits. Some designers opted for bold colors, while others stuck to the classic black and white. Check out the pictures below to see all the trendy ways you can do monochrome in spring 2019.
Boss Ladies, take notes! SS 2019 PFW offered an array of business looks for you to be the chicest person around while taking over the world. Classic suits are never out of the game, but designers have some fresh options for you. Feast your eyes on the fiercest business looks we’ve seen during SS 2019 PFW
As we are approaching the end of another Paris Fashion Week, it’s time for a recap. Since not everyone has the time to spend hours on the internet looking at the Spring 2019 collections, we rounded up the 8 best that were fabulous and out of this world. You’ll see designers such as Alessandro Michele and Gucci, Anthony Vaccarello from Saint Laurent, Virgil Abloh with Off-White and more. They all stuck to their recognizable aesthetics, but strongly respected the DNA of the labels they design for.