Off-White and Mr Porter is teaming up for a collection out this month. Founded by American wunderkind Virgil Abloh, Off-White is possibly the most sought-after modern streetwear label today. It launched its first retail outlet in Hong Kong in 2012, and has since climbed the sartorial ranks to become a major fashion sensation. According to a recent report by the Lyst Index, a quarterly ranking of fashion’s trendiest brands and products, it’s now the number one fashion brand — surpassing bigwigs like Gucci and Balenciaga.
Spawned from a mix of hip-hop culture, fine art and different facets of culture, it’s no surprise that Off-White’s designs have been widely described as fresh, youthful and edgy. Its latest rendition of exclusive releases sees it collaborating with Mr. Porter, an award-winning online menswear destination, to debut a 44-piece collection titled “Modern Office”.
The latest drop of Off-White and Mr Porter, which is available online starting January 21, offers a refreshing and contemporary take on traditional office dress codes and sportswear, and is inspired by a new breed of workers and modern workplaces. “Securing the Mr. Porter account has always been a goal for me. Not only have I admired it being a consumer in the marketplace and shopping it, but because I could always see my brand aligned with it. I’m so honoured to team up with the team and produce this capsule exclusively for Mr. Porter; I’m happy to have our worlds collide introducing the Mr. Porter consumer who may not be aware of Off-White, and bringing the Off-White customer who may not be aware of Mr. Porter to an elevated place of luxury shopping,” said Abloh.
Staying true to Off-White’s design ethos — to define the grey areas between black and white as the colour off-white — Alboh translates the collection’s overarching themes of flux, evolution and modernity into a synergy of fabrics (wool, felt, cotton and heavy canvas), colours (muted and tonal), treatment (clean and distressed) and visuals (graphic and non-graphic). Here’s a peek at some of the pieces from Off-white and Mr Porter collection.