'Off-White for Church's' Is One Of Virgil Abloh's Parting Gifts
Named Off-White for Church's, the collaborative project is one of Virgil Abloh's final parting gifts to his Off-White fans. Bringing his design career full circle (the polymath was a master of footwear, with his sell-out Nike 10 project), his collaboration with Church's takes a more traditional route in line with Church's signature style. So no, there are no trainers to be seen. But don't fret, all 'Ablohisms' remain intact.
Described by Abloh himself as 'remastering a classic', the collection comprises two pairs of shoes that managed to draw on references from Milan-based Off-White and the Northamptonshire-based Church's. Although the designs have only just debuted, star Pharrell Williams teased the collaboration way back when wearing a pair to see Virgil Abloh's final collection for Off-White during Paris Fashion Week; a pair of black brogue Oxfords with text 'Special Events' written on the side. The tasteful, brogue Oxford Burwood design impressively dates back to 1953, yet thanks to Abloh's masterful contemporary lift has flung the design into the future, introducing the heritage brand to a new age altogether.
The Off-White for Church's Burwood brogues are available at off-white.com, church-footwear.com and Church's stores now.