“The essence of the relaxed Off-White girl,” is how Virgil Abloh described his resort collection. “It’s her version of chic versus her version of lounge-y/going to brunch, and how it can seamlessly translate to one another.”
Personality is the driver for Abloh, meaning that the Off-White girl could quite happily roll up to eat at Sarabeth’s in an itsy-bitsy mini with a ruffled, red carpet-worthy train spilling behind, then throw an oversize band sweatshirt over a plissé camo-print lamé skirt to hit a club. “There’s a lot of shiny bits that give a sense of pop to the standards,” said the designer, tugging on a gleaming Lurex version of his signature flannel shirt. Other “personality pieces” included a belted, flared trench in cream wax-coated organza with contrast stitching and a tone-on-tone scorpion embroidered at the back. Juxtapositions abounded, from a men’s oxford shirt refitted, cropped and ruffle-embellished at the back — it can also be worn back to front — to bell-bottoms crafted from a “crash of new and old jeans,” as Abloh put it.
Like the label says: It’s all about the off-kilter, the left of center, the gray areas.