Oh, Virgil. The founder and creative director of cult brand and streetwear favorite, Off-White™ has been continuously shaking up the fashion industry one collaboration at a time. Recently, it has been announced that he will be spearheading Louis Vuitton’s menswear and we are not surprised at all.
Another unexpected power move for the man himself was getting into womenswear with his Spring/Summer 2018 Collection and his collaboration with luxury brand Jimmy Choo. Under the creative direction of Sandra Choi, the elegance of Jimmy Choo takes a leftfield swerve and unites with Virgil Abloh’s cult fashion label Off-White™, bringing together a fresh aesthetic to luxury footwear.
Virgil Abloh and Sandra Choi
Abloh debuted the 9 shoe silhouettes in his Paris runway show, revolving around his chosen muse, Princess Diana, twenty years after her passing. The modern princess’ ‘glass slipper’ gets reworked into a new style, wrapped in unexpected softly ruched PVC, adorned in jewels, and huge bows.
“To collaborate with a brand like Off-White™ allows Jimmy Choo to explore a new avenue and take part in a different conversation,” says Sandra Choi. The femininity and regality of each piece gives the wearer an understated elegance. See some of the pieces of the collection in action below.
“Creative dreams were fulfilled when able to combine the young exuberance of Off-White™ and the storied elegance of Jimmy Choo, ” says Virgil.
In the Philippines, Jimmy Choo is located at Shangri-la Plaza East Wing and Rustan’s Makati. Follow @ssilifeph on Instagram for more information.