Off-White’s luxury footwear collection with Jimmy Choo is finally here. Virgil Abloh is one who creates trends, instead of following them. The innovative designer partnered with the British high-end shoe company to deliver a line that is completely different from anything you’ve seen before. This is the first time that the everyone’s favorite luxury footwear brand partners with a ready-to-wear fashion house.
“To collaborate with a brand like Off-White allows Jimmy Choo to explore a new avenue and take part in a different conversation. I love to mix it up by getting together with a different creative mind identifying our synergies and combining our DNA to create a beautiful and surprising collection with unexpected links to the roots of our brand.’- said Sandra Choi, Jimmy Choo’s creative director.
The collection merges the minimalistic streetwear vibes from Off-White and the trademark luxury silhouettes from Jimmy Choo. In other words, the designs satisfy the needs of both elegant and edgy ladies at the same time. It was first previewed during the brand’s SS 2018 runway show when everyone had a chance to get a sneak peek of the line. Since then, celebrities such as Rihanna flaunted the unique boots and stilettos on several occasions, which made fans even more eager to get their hands on the collection.
Transparent plastic and PVC are officially the top trending materials for 2018. So why not get a pair of high heels that feature all of that plus striking embellishment or fancy straps. It’s already been months since the preview at Paris Fashion Week, but the two brands are releasing the collection just in time for spring. There are also several pairs of chic boots, decorated with ruched fabric or plastic. The most striking designs are the high-heeled pumps wrapped in plastic.
Virgil’s inspiration was the style icon Princess Diana. The designer paid homage to her contributions to the fashion world with the Spring 2018 collection, as well as with this footwear collaboration. Diana was also a huge fan of Jimmy Choo and never missed an opportunity to wear the brand’s stunning stilettos.
The Off-White x Jimmy Choo collaboration is currently available for purchase online at jimmychoo.com, mytheresa.com and at Harvey Nichols. The two brands also collaborated with Selfridges, on a pop-up that will be opened until March 18. As expected, these stunning designs cost a tiny fortune. Prices start at $780 for the Mary Bow 100 pumps, up to $1,995 for the Victoria 100 embellished satin pumps.
Photo Credit: Off-White x Jimmy Choo
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Kering, the giant conglomerate of high-end goods, teamed up with London College of Fashion to release the first-ever digital course in luxury fashion and sustainability. The company put their best sustainability specialists to collaborate with LCF in creating an all-access online programme, that will educate and help young, emerging designers. The whole point of the launch is to accent the importance of finding alternative eco-friendly sources and using them properly.
The renowned luxury company stands behind brands such as Gucci, Bottega Veneta, Stella McCartney, Alexander McQueen, Balenciaga, Saint Laurent and many more. Most of its fashion houses already announced that they will go fur-free in the near future. According to Kering, it will be a six-week course, available for everyone who wants to sign up and learn more. The primary goal is to influence all the designers, who are already a part of the fashion industry by helping them implement sustainable principles in their future work.
“We actively work with our houses to craft tomorrow’s luxury via our 2025 sustainability strategy but also wish to contribute to the evolution of luxury fashion as a whole, by sharing our expertise with industry counterparts and educating future generations. Today I am proud that Kering’s partnership with London College of Fashion takes a new step, making education accessible outside of the classroom with this the world’s first open-access digital course on sustainable luxury fashion.”- explained Kering’s CEO, Francois Henri Pinault.
The online course ‘Fashion & Sustainability: Understanding Luxury Fashion in a Changing World’ is the first digital one in the world of its kind. Thanks to Kering’s efforts in making the industry a better place, they will influence a large audience in many positive ways. We are talking about MOOC (Massive Open Online Course), meant to educate through real examples drawn from fashion houses such as Stella McCartney, Gucci and more. During those six weeks, all of the participants will be able to follow different podcasts, activities, movies and more. In order to stimulate talented designers, Kering and LCF made the six-week programme accessible online from mobile phones, tablets, and laptops.
Recently, Kering was rewarded with the acknowledgment as the most sustainable fashion conglomerate in the world by Corporate Knights. The company and London College of Fashion already set up a platform, where applicants can sign up and follow the daily activities of the online course. It was constructed in a way that participants can access it at any time, all they need is an Internet connection. The official start date is April 9.
Photo Credit: Kering