Nobody knows how to create a collection juxtaposing high fashion elements with street style culture like Off-White does. Many fashion houses, although successful in doing so, do not execute it as effortlessly as Off-White does.
The female power suit has returned with classic checkered pattern and a sharply tailored blazer. Yet it was anything but traditional. Trousers were straight-leg and skinny, featuring D-ring zips at the bottom and skirts were anything but formal with thigh-high split detail.
Mesh was used to cover yet expose the mid-riff, something we also saw at Calvin Klein during New York Fashion Week. But rather than tucking the translucent material into bottoms, it was pulled over to reveal the structure and details of the garment.
But there wasn’t just casual clothing at the show. A long couture-worthy satin dress appeared with a pair of trainers, one of the checkered blazers and a matching clutch. It sounds like it was thrown together awkwardly but it worked; elegance was redefined. A blue mini skirt was paired with metallic ankle boots but was given the Off-White finish with the addition of an ultra-long sleeved cropped hoody.
This collection was the ultimate teacher of how to do high fashion street style. Thanks for the lesson, Off-White. Noted.