Virgil Abloh Collabs With Hiroshi Fujiwara In "Off-Black"
Between serving as Kanye West’s creative director and being deemed one of the most powerful people in streetwear, Virgil Abloh seems to have his hand in everything lately. Now, Abloh is taking his vision worldwide, with a collaboration with Japanese fashion titan Hiroshi Fujiwara. The new collection, called Off-Black c/o Virgil Abloh – a play on Alboh’s own brand, Off-White – was unleashed on the streets of Tokyo over the weekend.
The new collection was created for Fujiwara’s boutique, the POOL aoyama. The store is located inside a luxe swimming club in the posh Aoyama district of Tokyo, and features products curated to center around a specific, rotating motif. With themes like “olive” and “CYMK”, the store always has a lively, and well-curated, lineup. Like everything Fujiwara touches, the POOL oozes with cool.
The ongoing theme right now is “melanism.” From the theme, Alboh was inspired to create a collection of espadrilles, tartan shirts, flannels and tote bags that explore the depth of the color black. Using elements present in his Off-White line, like stripes and striking fonts, Alboh flips the script on his own brand, leading to a contrarian, light-hearted mini-line.
Unfortunately, the limited edition capsule collection is only available in the Tokyo store, but you can get a look at – and lust after – the current products through the POOL aoyama website.
Photos via the POOL aoyama