Off-White X Chicago Bulls create capsule collection in tribute to Virgil Abloh for FARFETCH BEAT 008
Milan, February 2nd 2023 — Off-White celebrates Virgil Abloh’s passion for basketball and his hometown by joining forces with a legendary NBA team: Chicago Bulls.
The resulting Off-White c/o Chicago Bulls capsule collaboration, which introduces four limited- edition designs, drops today, with a portion of the collection’s proceeds donated to the Virgil Abloh Foundation.
The collection celebrates Virgil Abloh’s great passion for basketball and his home city, Chicago. The spark for this partnership started through a conversation between Don C, Off-White CEO, Andrea Grilli and the Abloh family, with the ambition of creating a special capsule celebrating the deep connection between the luxury fashion brand and the sports team.
The special capsule collection is made up of four limited edition items: a t-shirt, a hoodie and two exclusive patched Varsity Jackets in two colourways, all showcasing a new logo created especially for the Off-White and Chicago Bulls collaboration.
The steel grey and navy Varsity Jacket is emblazoned with the Chicago Bulls’ mascot, Benny the Bull, and a “Bulls” motif on the back. Double quotation marks pay subtle homage to Virgil Abloh’s enduring signal to question and reimagine everything. Meanwhile, the red-and-cream iteration plays on the idea of debut seasons in sport and fashion – the Bulls’ in 1966 and Off-White’s in 2013. Uniting the designs is the brand’s iconic Diag-stripe print at the sleeve.
The hoodie and t-shirt simplify the jacket’s iconography onto navy-blue designs featuring the collection’s monikers, with “Off-White” on the front and “Bulls” and “Abloh” on the back, accompanied by the caricature-style mascot.
The capsule collection debuted in Paris last month on the day the Bulls played the Detroit Pistons in what was a momentous event in the sporting calendar, and it represents collegiate styles underpinned by an irreverent spirit.
FARFETCH Limited (NYSE: FTCH), the global destination for modern luxury, today announces the eighth release from FARFETCH BEAT, the new concept retail series that introduces exclusive product experiences to a global audience.
For BEAT 008, legendary American basketball team the Chicago Bulls have joined forces with Off- White to launch a capsule collection available exclusively on the streetwear label’s website, in a selected number of their stores and on FARFETCH.
The capsule collection will be available in selected Off-White stores, online at off—white.com, and at RSVP Gallery in Chicago.
About Off-White c/o Virgil AblohTM
Established in 2013, Off-White is defining the grey area between black and white as a color. Under the brand name, seasonal men’s and women’s clothing collections, objects, furniture, and publications are articulating a current cultural vision. Collections are embedded in a recurrent backstory, with an emphasis on creating garments that have an identity by design. With a design studio based in Milan, Italy, the label harnesses the country’s history and craftsmanship, yet offers a global perspective on design and trends. With a clear vision of splicing the reality of how clothes are worn with the artistic expression of high-fashion, creative director and designer Virgil Abloh explored concepts in the realm of youth culture in the contemporary context.
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