off white fall winter 2020 Paris fashion week
Off-White™

Fashion’s current man of the moment, Virgil Abloh, has had a busy run of things, especially having just wrapped Off-White™’s Fall/Winter 2020 menswear show in Paris. “Tornado Warning”—as it is affectionately being referred to—offers up a flurry of looks that address bold color contrasts, silhouette manipulation, unique print placement, and distinct textile compositions, amongst others.

Off-White™

Off-White™

Oversized jackets and slouchy trousers feature heavily throughout, with models each taking turns strutting their stuff in highlighted Off-White™ wares. Intarsia-knit sweaters, military-style leather jackets, image-centric button-down shirts, boxy blazers and oversized pullovers team up with bedraggled denim and ill-fitting trousers to form fits that play into Abloh’s peculiar design language. The artist revisited some familiar touch points, while also taking time to introduce a new set of creative cues, including Off-White™ branding displayed next to some industrial imagery. In addition, seemingly randomized circle cut-outs find ways to alter host pieces, while excessive strap details and selective ruching add avant-garde flair to a cluster of shirting options.

Off-White™

Off-White™

The seasonal offering also gave birth to a range of accessories that further accentuate the label’s new catalog. For instance, Abloh uncovered an assortment of woven handbags, leather cross-body pouches and furry clutches as statement carryall pieces. Lastly, a take on the insanely-popular Air Jordan 5 and a previously-unseen Off-White™ basketball sneaker also broke ground, garnering as much attention as the key garments themselves.

Speaking of Virgil Abloh, Louis Vuitton recently unveiled its Spring/Summer 2020 collection lookbook.