Friday 1st March

| BY Claudia Croft

Off-White: Ready-To-Wear AW19

Do you feel the need for speed? Virgil Abloh does, channeling the petrol head world of speedway into his Off-White show. If you are looking for a barometer of modern taste, this is it. Before the show Abloh talked of his own shift of gear. “I’m not into sport, because we’ve kind of exhausted that idea, but I’m into male-dominated niche culture,” he said. There were checkerboard motifs aplenty on quilted bags and booties to the visible linings on utility jackets and vast, statement duvet coats. The quotation mark logoing of recent collections was played down. Instead, Abloh focused on tailoring with and lean tailored satin coats worn over matching hot pants. Add asymmetric knit dresses, silver lurex onesies, ballgowns (Gigi Hadid wore hers with high tops) and the evolution of Off-White continues.

Photographs by Jason-Lloyd Evans.