Chicago Collaboration: Off-White continues the legacy of the late Virgil Abloh with a new NBA capsule collection.
The luxury streetwear brand announced Thursday that it’s teaming up with the NBA’s Chicago Bulls for a capsule collection that celebrates Abloh’s love of basketball and his deep ties to Chicago.
The capsule collection was a collaboration between Off-White CEO Andrea Grilli, streetwear designer and Chicago Bulls creative strategy and design consultant Don C, Abloh’s close friend and collaborator, and Abloh’s family. The collection offers four limited edition items, including a t-shirt, hoodie and two varsity jackets. All of the pieces showcase a bull wearing an Off-White jersey and a new logo featuring the names of both brands.
The Off-White and Chicago Bulls capsule collection will be available in select Off-White stores and on the brand’s website from February 2. The capsule will also be available on Farfetch Beat, a concept retail line from Farfetch that features exclusive product launches.
Abloh has regularly praised Chicago for his designs and efforts. Abloh earned a master’s degree in architecture from the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago and later went on to open a luxury, contemporary fashion and streetwear boutique in the city called RSVP Gallery with Don C, after an internship at designer Fendi.
In 2017, Abloh teamed up with Nike for the Off-White Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG, the first of many collaborations between the designer and the Jordan brand. The sneakers paid homage to Chicago with a white, black and university red color scheme.
Abloh also first opened the “Speech Figures” museum exhibit at the Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art in 2019, the first exhibit dedicated to Abloh’s work. The exhibit then went to the Brooklyn Museum last June. — LAYLA DISTRICT
Coordinated Colors: Wales is out.
Prince William and Kate Middleton held their first meeting in Liverpool in North West England on Thursday afternoon following the release of Prince Harry’s highly anticipated memoir “The Reserve” detailing the Prince’s rift with Wales and other intimate details within the British royal family. once appeared in public. family.
The couple, who came together in the harmonious colors of navy blue and pine green, waved to the royal fans in front of the Royal Liverpool University Hospital.
Kate wore the Holland Cooper double-breasted jacket, which sold for £749, with the new wool knit dress of the Cefinn brand, founded by the former first lady of England, Samantha Cameron, which raised £1.2m in a new funding round in 2022.
She carried Mulberry’s Amberley, a small dark green top-handle bag with a navy blue Gianvito Rossi pump.
Prince William wore a green sweater with his wife and a navy blue jacket over it.
The princess turned 41 on Monday, the day after Harry’s first broadcast interview to discuss the book. In a conversation with ITV’s Tom Bradby, he revealed that William and Kate had not been able to get along with Meghan Markle “from the very beginning”.
Kate’s tailoring choices in Liverpool included the majority of British designers; This decision was followed closely in the British media as his official royal duties grew as a senior member of the firm.
Queen Elizabeth II in June 2022. For Elizabeth’s Platinum Jubilee, Kate adhered to a solid template of British designers wearing Stella McCartney, Alexander McQueen and Emilia Wickstead.
As Prince Harry continues his book tour, the coming weeks will be test times for Welsh people and their popularity. — HIKMET MUHAMMED
Next Journey: Adidas and Ivy Park continue their partnership with a new release.
The German sports giant and Beyoncé’s clothing brand announced on Friday that it is launching the Ivy Park Top Ten 2000 sneakers, a basketball shoe “designed for the journey forward,” according to the brand.
The brands were inspired by the Top Ten 2000 sneakers, which launched in early August, which blends archival designs with a modern touch of Ivy Park. Designed with mixed materials such as technical mesh and suede, the sneakers feature soft foam-matched Neoprene and a molded heel piece. The style features an orange and beige color scheme with multicolored laces.
The Ivy Park Top Ten 2000 sneakers cost $200 and will be available on the Adidas Approved App starting January 20.
The new sneakers come after Adidas and Ivy Park launched the Ivytopia collection in October. The collection includes 52 pieces of fashion, accessories and shoes that blend athleticism and fashion. The pieces are designed with materials such as mesh, metallic spandex, French terry cloth and stretch twill and in colors such as off-white, silver, blue, khaki and yellow.
Adidas and Ivy Park first met in 2019 and embarked on a long-standing partnership to relaunch Beyoncé’s brand. Beyoncé originally founded Ivy Park in 2016 as a joint venture between herself and former Topshop tycoon Philip Green. The partnership ended after Green became involved in controversies over allegations of sexual assault and racial abuse.
Since collaborating with Adidas, Ivy Park has released a number of collections in the fashion, accessories and footwear categories. — LI
Team Building for Tennis: Wilson Sporting Goods Co. tapped its first brand ambassador to represent its entire line.
The sports brand has chosen 20-year-old Ukrainian tennis player Marta Kostyuk as its new brand ambassador, head of Wilson’s entire range of tennis rackets, shoes and sportswear. Wilson launched his sportswear line in May 2021.
“Wilson is determined to equip athletes with everything they need to be successful on and off the court, and there’s no one better to join forces than Marta Kostyuk,” said Jason Collins, global general manager of Wilson Racquet Sports. “Marta has an extremely sharp game and we look forward to not only expanding Wilson’s influence in the sport of tennis, but also supporting her as she grows her competitiveness and personal brand.”
Kostyuk debuted the partnership during the Adelaide International Tennis Tournament last week, where he wore custom Wilson sportswear, Rush Pro 4.0 tennis shoes and used the Wilson Blade v8 racket. The tennis player will continue to wear custom Wilson outfits for future tournaments and tennis matches. It will also assist in product development for future sportswear collections.
“Growing up in a tennis family, Wilson has always been a reliable part of my game for as long as I can remember,” Kostyuk said. “Officially playing and wearing Wilson feels surreal – a partnership that I know will inspire and evolve the way the game does.”
The Embassy comes just after the launch of Wilson’s latest tennis sportswear collection offering men’s and women’s pieces. This month, Wilson is also celebrating the first anniversary of its SoHo flagship store, which offers a full line of sportswear in addition to newly launched sportswear. — LI
Runway Ready: Runway 7 Fashion will return to New York Fashion Week for the fall 2023 season with a launch party and runway show on February 9, and three full days of fashion shows, live events and activations at Sony Hall from February 10 to February 12. 235 West 46th Street in New York.
Runway 7 re-partners with 360 Fashion, a Peru-based full-service manufacturing, marketing, sales and trading company that provides end-to-end garment manufacturing services from design, product development and manufacturing to marketing, trading and drop shipping.
Runway 7 aims to encourage the next generation of fashion designers by providing a platform and incubator to showcase their collections each season.
Including Elysian, Perry Jones Collection, Skai, Masal, House of Barretti, Avar Collection, as well as Susanne Bartsch, who will perform on the catwalk shows from February 9 to February 11 at 20:00 on February 9. Approximately 45 brands will participate. , Celeste, Chalk and others.
On February 10, Elysian will host a fundraising event and catwalk competition in partnership with Runway 7 to benefit the Bissell Pet Foundation, which supports animal welfare organizations and funds underserved communities.
To date, Runway 7 has donated $50,000 to a philanthropic partner, the Corinne Goldsmith Dickinson Multiple Sclerosis Center in Mount Sinai. — LISA LOCKWOOD