For FW18, Virgil Abloh and his team took the show indoors, to the iconic Centre Pompidou – a venue no doubt close to the 36-year-old former architect’s heart. Titled Business Casual, the collection toyed with a Cinderella-like idea of everyday clerks-turned-celebrities while riffing on that coming-of-age balance between tailoring and streetwear.
Set to a rousing, slacker soundtrack that jumped from Weezer to Tyler, the Creator via a lot of The Beastie Boys, brushed blue velvet, knits, faux shearling and premium cotton were adorned with playful prints, stripes, timestamps, tie-dye components, as well as an occasional overload of utility pockets. There were numerous white-on-white multi-layered pieces and military vests and wide ankle-length pants.
Cropped and elongated garments were matched seamlessly, topped with Abloh’s signature Nike Air Max line and supported by numerous accessories, from shoulder bags to briefcases – bridging the gap between office floor and dance floor.
GALLERYBackstage at this show
GALLERYCatwalk looks from this show