You’d think it would be hard to channel much originality into boyfriend jeans and a white T, but Virgil Abloh managed to do just that with his latest Off-White collection.
Bleached denim flowed on an elegant but youthful floor-length skirt with asymmetric over-layers — which the designer paired with a simple baggy white T-shirt — and on zipped overalls with an outsize collar, cinched with more denim at the waist and ankles. The collection also included a print for the first time: a graphic black-on-white grid check.
Abloh explained that he was trying to “define elevated streetwear,” the moniker with which his style has been labeled, rather than escape from it. Mission accomplished.