Off-White's Virgil Abloh Is One Of Fashion's Strongest Visionaries

Off-White's Virgil Abloh Is One Of Fashion's Strongest Visionaries

Off-White's FW18 collection takes designer Virgil Abloh to the next level.

Off-White's FW18 collection takes designer Virgil Abloh to the next level.

Text: AJ Longabaugh

In a standout Paris Fashion Week moment, Virgil Abloh has done it again with his Off-White FW18 collection. A combination of copious amounts of mixed materials, silhouettes for days, and nearly every current fashionable face strutting down the runway, this collection is a step in the continued right direction for not only the brand, but for it’s fearless leader. With this endeavor, Abloh takes embroidery, tulle, and tailoring to a new level both in construction and confidence.

Opening the show, Bella Hadid donned a custom embroidered print one-piece corset, paired with sleek knee-high boots. Virgil followed this look incorporating the same tapestry print that was fashioned into tailored blazers, dresses, and jackets, including Kaia Gerber in a crisp Canadian tuxedo. One recent development from the designer is his enthusiasm and solid execution of tulle. Abloh is a meticulous designer that flexes the ability of any chosen material. Here he created a stunning off-the-shoulder tulle ball gown, next to a glamorous athletic-wear based dress. A majority of the collection falls in the line with Abloh’s signature high-fashion streetwear that put the designer on the map. Some quilting appeared in this collection as well as FW18's notable metallic trend. 

When Virgil Abloh burst onto the industry’s international stage, no one could have predicted the unmatched creative stamina he as a designer holds. Using his gift and all of its many faceted perspectives, Abloh continues to push himself and his brand onto the next phase. Whether it’s the next big thing is irrelevant because Off-White is fashion’s most relevant piece in the larger puzzle. Click through to see the collection in full. 

Credits: Images courtesy of Vogue Runway

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