Off-White Launches Church’s Shoe Collaboration – Footwear News
Off-White’s shoe capsule with Church’s has arrived.
The new Off-White c/o Church collection was personally designed by the late Virgil Abloh and made its public debut on the catwalk of Off-White’s “Spaceship Earth: an Imaginary Experience” show at Palais Brongniart during Fashion Paris Week last month.
The first style to drop on Thursday is Abloh’s take on Church’s historic Burwood style, which dates back to 1953. The classic full brogue Oxford show features a distinctive dovetail pattern but with a new contemporary identity. The updated style is seen in a black brushed calf leather, which replaces the shoe’s conventional brown suede upper, and “Special Events” (screen-printed in white in Off-White’s signature script) adorns the exterior. of the shoe. A green Off-White branded tag adds a finishing touch.
In a statement on the collaboration, Off-White noted that this genderless capsule collection combines the central progressive spirit of Abloh’s “Question Everything” philosophy with the craftsmanship tradition and stylistic history of the British-owned shoe brand. to the Prada group.
Off-White also said the capsule “features Abloh’s obsession with reinterpreting classic designs using new references that provide them with an entirely new context, without altering their true nature.”
This collab was part of Abloh’s final collection for the label he founded and used to disrupt the entire fashion ecosystem in just under a decade. Among the design codes brought back for the collection, Abloh’s quoted text on apparel and accessories made a comeback, especially in the “Little Black Dress” sequinned mini dress that model Kendall Jenner wore with heels. in matching black sequins with oversized bows that the designer had previously featured.
The designer (who until his death worked on his own Off-White line while balancing the duties of artistic director of menswear for Louis Vuitton) also launched a series of couture-level looks that developed on themes he had previously explored, chief among them the ball gown of a new generation. The show also previewed the label’s latest collaboration with Nike.
The new Off-White c/o Church’s Burwood style is available now at Off-White and Church’s as well as church-footwear.com. A second shoe from the collaboration will be released soon.
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