Virgil Abloh’s OFF-WHITE brand and sneaker and sports apparel powerhouse, Nike, have had quite a lucrative relationship starting way back in 2017. Since then, we’ve seen some iconic silhouettes such as OFF-white touches on the Air Force 1, Zoom Fly, Jordan 5, Jordan 4 and more.
Now, for 2021, the partnership keeps the ball rolling with 50 iterations of the OFF-WHITE x Nike Dunk Low.
No release date has been set for the Off-White™ x Nike Dunk Low “The 50” collection as of the release of this post. Nike states that more information will be released soon. Stay tuned for more info.
Louis Vuitton presented the Fall/Winter 2021 Men’s collection by Virgil Abloh titled Peculiar Contrast, Perfect Light. The location for the show was in Paris and stars Yasiin Bey, Saul Williams and Kai Isaiah Jamal. Check it out below.
With speculation that an all-new “The 20” dropping, Virgil Abloh increases the intrigue even more by teasing a pixelated image of seven silhouettes with the phrase “ACTUALLY PENDING.” Although there has been no word on the release of these sneakers officially, one could bet the farm that this news is set in stone.
Silhouettes featured in the drop include Abloh’s rendition of the Air Jordan 1 in a “Canary Yellow” colorway, two Futura Off-White™ x Nike Dunk Lows, a Nike Air Force 1 model as well as the Nike Court Flare 2.
Check out the details at Public – – – Domain, and stay tuned in as more concrete evidence surfaces.
To kick off Miami Art Week 2020, the Design Miami/ Design District will feature numerous contemporary pieces inside the iconic Moore Building. One of the standouts for Miami Art Week 2020 will be the “Our Lives in T-Shirts” project which will be accompanied by an installation directed by architect Emmett Moore.
The “Our Lives in T-Shirts” presentation will showcase over 50 graphic tees designed by a who’s who among creatives such as Virgil Abloh, Kunle Martins, Lucien Smith, Heron Preston, Cat Power, Procell, LunchMoney Lewis, Andrew Skate Shop and more. Purchasing options for the tees are available in the Moore Building or online here for $30 USD.
Proceeds from the sale of the shirts will go to a worthy cause in support of Village (Free)dge which is a charity that provides food and other essentials for the underprivileged living in Miami. The “Our Lives in T-Shirts” project also accepts non-perishable food like canned goods as well donating digitally via $villagepantry on Cash App.
An official look at pro-skater Lucien Clarke’s upcoming Louis Vuitton “A View” skate shoe has just been unveiled after being teased this past summer.
The Lucien Clarke x Louis Vuitton “A View” skate shoe will come in three colorways, all-black with orange hits, an all-white with orange hits and lastly an all blue colorway. Materials used for each silhouette feature a combination of technical textiles and calf leather along with a foam and polyurethane sole.
Louis Vuitton Creative Director Virgil Abloh played a huge part in the creation of the shoe. It seems Abloh is trying to merge high fashion and skating together in hopes of obtaining the same influence that streetwear has had on the sport.
A release date for the Lucien Clarke x Louis Vuitton “A View” will be shared soon.
Releasing today on Virgil Abloh’s website is the Off-White creator’s “Free Game” mentorship series. This series is an extension of Abloh’s Post-Modern Scholarship initiative, resulting in the designer creating a scholarship for Black creatives.
The “Free Game” series is free of charge and features a dedicated webpage of several YouTube links Abloh has chosen relating to the process of starting a brand. The result hopes to encourage a greater initiative to “supply Black students an education in fashion.”
Abloh has really taken the ball in being more vocal when it comes to social justice issues and has even pushed for increasing voter turnout. Check out some of the videos and head back to FRESHFLYFUTURE for more.
The United States’ presidential election is right around the corner and Virgil Abloh is doing his part in encouraging voter turnout with his “Swing State” T-shirts. The tees come courtesy of his canary—yellow label and will consist of 13 states in total. The tees feature the “I Voted” graphic on the front which looks like the stickers the polls give out once you vote. The back of the shirts denote the respective state with a blue shade on the map of the US.
The 13 “swing states” represented by each shirt are Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Michigan, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia and Wisconsin. These are the key states that Democratic nominee Joe Biden need to win in order to beat the current President.
Made-in-Mexico tee and constructed of 50% upcycled cotton and 50% recycled polyester, these tees are constructed from five plastic bottles and .26 pounds of fabric scraps which saves 63 gallons of water. Also of note, 100% of the proceeds from each tee will be donated to Virgil Abloh’s Post-Modern Scholarship Fund, aiding Black students in their creative careers.
A sample pair of Virgil Abloh’s Nike Air Force 1 “MCA” was up for grabs on Stadium Goods. The pair was available in a size 12 and although they looked similar to the pair that were released last year, there were also subtle differences as well.
The original pair had a light blue midsole while this sample pair showcases an all black midsole. The “AIR” is still prevalent on the midsole which is painted in white. Also of note is the stitching which is now black as opposed to the blue stitching from the original.
Virgil Abloh, who we assume has a an array of unreleased samples, wore these Air Force 1’s ahead of his Paris Fashion Week runway show in 2020. Check out the images above.
The second installment of Virgil Abloh’s Off-White Jordan 5 series will be releasing soon. Abloh previewed a sample of a pair dubbed “Plot Twist” a few months ago that looked quite different than the pic above.
This “Sail” colorway gives us a first look at what the silhouette will look like upon release which shows a different sole than what was previously seen. These Air Jordan 5’s will now show a “Fire Red” sole as opposed to the white sole from the initial photo that was shown months back. Added touches include Virgil’s signature yellow tinchture to the translucent spots that give off an aged look. The “Sail” will also have the holes at the mid foot and ankle that the wearer would be able to cut out. Although there is no release date as of yet, the speculation is that these could potentially drop before the year is over.
One of this year’s most sought after releases is Virgil Abloh’s Off-White Jordan 4 “Sail.” This soon-to-be instant classic holds all the characteristics of a Virgil Abloh sneaker, featuring Helvetica text for the “AIR” lettering, labeled “SHOELACES” and zip-ties made famous on Abloh’s “The Ten” series for Nike. This silhouette is dipped in an overall cream colorway with translucent lace eyelets, tongue, upper netting and heel-tab.
To support the Black Lives Matter movement, Virgil donated an autographed pair to be auctioned off for charity. In doing so, the pair fetched over $100,000 towards key organizations supporting the cause.
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