Virgil Abloh has finally unveiled Off-White’s long-anticipated Spring Summer 2018 collection titled “TEMPERATURE”, inspired by controversial Fahrenheit 451 novel, at the Pitti Uomo 92 show held in Florence, Italy. Before the models took to the catwalk, Abloh’s live-stream showcased politically-charged poetic lines projected onto a Florentine building that centers upon the Syria and Palestine crises. One poem was written by journalist Omid Shams Gakieh and by poet Anna Swir regarding her experiences as a nurse during the Warsaw uprising which Holzer expressed to the New York Times, “could be about Syria.”
The poems were brought to life by conceptual artist Jenny Holzer who is known for her signature, bold typography, and illuminated texts. In a recent interview with WWD, Abloh professed that the show is “highly influenced by the current time that we are in and I think there are relevant issues in terms of politics and the young generation versus its preceding generations…” Having added that it is “the most important collection I’ve ever done.”
The collection itself is comprised of unconventional suiting built like garment bags, knitted tank tops, loose trousers, a white and blue tee featuring Abloh’s take on the Bayer logo, synthetic lab coats, transparent trench coat with stash pockets and fanny packs embellished with “TEMPERATURE” text to name a few. Adding to the outfits of modelsthe upcoming “Off-Court 1s” and “Off-Court 2′s.”
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