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22 Dec

Meet The Man Behind Those Unofficial Off-White Condoms

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It’s official, fashion bootlegs aren’t going anywhere. While you might remember we coined 2016 the year of the bootleg, 2017 has seen it go one step further with meta bootlegged bootleg moments like Gucci’s homage to Dapper Dan and ‘Guccy’ sweatshirts to Ava Nirui’s Marc Jacobs collab. And just when you thought it was over with, it has re-emerged again. Unless you’ve been scrolling in the right place on Instagram, you probably will have missed some could-it-be-real-please-be-real items on @mikadololo’s account. Think Supreme x Louis Vuitton boxing gloves, ice lollies and even a hookah. Or the lesser known collaboration between Supreme and Dominos (sorry, fake news). The newest to join this group of fashion bootlegs is an Off-White-branded condom. Emblazoned with the brand’s logo and the word “SAFE” in the label’s signature double quote...
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5 Dec

Virgil Abloh And Jenny Holzed Team UP For Planned Parenthood

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Virgil Abloh and artist Jenny Holzer have joined forces to create a political statement and Planned Parenthood fundraiser, all in one t-shirt. Holzer and the Off-White founder paired up to create a limited edition collection of t-shirts that feature Planned Parenthood's mission statement on the back and one of Holzer's most iconic "truisms" on the front: "Abuse of Power Comes As No Surprise." (Two other designs have a twist on that: "Abuse of Flower Comes As No Surprise.") Related I Watch Grimes, Hari Nef, Jemima Kirke and More in Proenza Schouler's New Film for Planned Parenthood The shirts were commissioned by Sexy Beast, an organization that fundraises through events and collaborations for Planned Parenthood LA. Since Trump's election, Planned Parenthood has faced increasing attacks on its reputation as a...
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29 Sep

Naomi Campbell Closed The Off-White Show In A Princess Diana-Inspired Look

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The supermodel made another rare runway appearance at Paris Fashion Week.

After walking the runway at last week's Versace show alongside fellow '90s supermodels, Naomi Campbell made another catwalk cameo tonight at Off-White's Spring 2018 show in Paris.
The super walked the runway in a white ruffled blazer and cropped spandex leggings featuring an 'Off' logo. Campbell's look, along with Off-White's entire spring collection, was inspired by Princess Diana. Over the summer, creative director Virgil Abloh revealed this season would pay homage to the late royal's style, coinciding with the 20th anniversary of her tragic death this past August. As for Naomi's look, it combined both Diana's penchant for tailored jackets as well as the casual athleticwear she donned during her downtime.

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16 Aug

Alyssa Wants To Enter Hypebeast Territory With This Off-White Denim Jacket

Off-White printed denim jacket, $630, available at Net-A-Porter.

The combination of the bleached wash and striped sleeves is calling my name.

There are two sartorial staples that I am invariably and decisively drawn to: denim and stripes. Yes, this makes for a rather "statement piece-free" wardrobe — although I do tend to take more risks with colorful belts, bags and shoes these days — but not only are these items timeless, they also allow for infinite styling opportunities and often get even better with age. And every once in a while, a piece of clothing comes along that combines my two favorite things, and I'm overwhelmed with the desire to purchase it, no matter what the cost. Such is the case with this boxy, light-wash denim jacket by Off-White...
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10 Aug

Why Does Architecture Have Influence On Fashion — And Can It Go The Other Way?

The Louis Vuitton Cruise 2017 runway show in Niteroi, Brazil. Photo: Fernanda Calfat/Getty Images

We explore the parallels between the two creative fields.

What do Tom Ford, Raf Simons, Pierre Balmain, Pierre Cardin and Gianni Versace all have in common? Before kickstarting a flourishing career in fashion, each of these individuals enrolled to study architecture or industrial design. Fernando Garcia, one-half of the creative director duo behind Monse and Oscar de la Renta, is among that list of designers. He graduated with an architecture degree from Notre Dame — though he vividly remembers secretly reading Harper's Bazaar or Vogue during lectures in college. (Sorry, Professor Economakis.) "There's a great sense of satisfaction for me when I'm able to see my designs come to life in a matter of a week or two," Garcia tells Fashionista when asked about making the switch to...
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9 Jun

Virgil Abloh Takes On a New Role As Desinger For IKEA

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Fashion loves the high-low mix. Swedish furniture outlet Ikea's iconic royal blue “Frakta” bag has recently served as the accessorial inspiration for designers like Demna Gvasalia of Balenciaga, whose “Arena” bag coincidentally features a similar size and shape to Ikea’s. What you can buy at Ikea for 99 cents, you can buy at Balenciaga for $2,145. Recognizing its recent fad and marketable allure, Ikea called out Balenciaga for its copy-cat ways, but didn’t stop there. They have enlisted the creative vision of Off-White’s Virgil Abloh to collaborate on a new millennial-approved furniture collection. Abloh is also set to recreate the classic “Frakta” bag, adapting its original prototype into the more modern aesthetic of the off-white brand. Abloh joined Ikea at the Democratic...
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