Milan-based label Off-White c/o Virgil Abloh, the fashion brand founded by American fashion designer Virgil Abloh, and Sunglass Hut, the international retailer of sunglasses andsunglass accessories founded in Miami, Florida, United States, in 1971, combine their DNA to create a unique unexpected capsule collection that reflects the young exuberance of Off-Whiteand the Sunglass Hut identity, with its undisputed expertise in eyewear.
The limited-edition collection offers three outstanding styles with visionary proportions in which rises the merge of street sensibilities and the new fashion context, with a clear inspiration from the 80’s.
The collection is constructed of extra thick acetate and each of the three styles feature a superstrong personality: a mix of retro curves, clean and angular lines, surface that curves inward andflat lenses. Different colour variations and the Off-White trade mark enrich he styles range even
The collaboration was the first brand apart of Anatomy of Luxury, a temporary concept store within the London’s Selfridges Corner Shop that explores the worlds of some of the most radical and esteemed designers at work today: what are the elements that combine to make brands what they are? With Anatomy of Luxury, Selfridges is celebrating the trailblazers, the rebels and the innovators of the fashion & luxury industry.
On March 25th, 2018, Abloh was named artistic director of Louis Vuitton’s menswear line,marking him the first person of African Descent as leading the brand’s menswear line, as well asone of the few black designers at the helm of a major French house, these include Olivier Rousteing at Balmain, and Ozwald Boateng at Givenchy menswear from 2003-2007.
Last week, Off-White c/o Virgil Abloh announced the opening o a new store in Vancouver.
According to vancouversun.com, the 400-square-metre space, which is located in the CarlyleBuilding at 101-1076 Alberni St., boasts two floors featuring the label’s latest Spring/Summer 2018 streetwear-chic pieces for men and women.
“The range features black-and-white graphic garments including T-shirts, a hoodie and the brand’s much-loved (and shared on social media) Industrial Belt. The sparsely decorated space features bare concrete punctuated by gold displays and fixtures, as well as mint green velvet curtains,” added vancouversun.