Bringing a twist to contemporary office wear is the unique limited edition collection that has evolved as a result of a unique collaboration between MR PORTER and designer Virgil Abloh’s Off-White
MR PORTER has been at the top of the online shopping game ever since its launch in 2011. The men’s shopping destination has introduced the works of renowned designers and brands through unique collaborations on the site. This time around MR PORTER has partnered with the designer of the moment, Virgil Abloh and his streetwear brand Off-White to launch an exclusive capsule collection.
The collection that will be available only on MR PORTER features a 44-piece selection titled “Modern Office”, a revisionist dress code of traditional and modern sportswear, inspired by a new generation of workers and their work places. Under the direction of Virgil Abloh, the exclusive capsule collection has been created with Off-White’s leading maxim – to define the grey areas between black and white as the colour off-white – and interprets the collection’s overarching themes of flux, evolution and modernity into a synergy of fabrics (wool, felt, cotton and heavy canvas), colours (muted and tonal), treatment (clean and distressed) and visuals (graphic and non-graphic).
The collection is comprised of 20 ready-to-wear pieces, 18 accessories and 6 pairs of footwear. Standout pieces include: the Work trench linen coat with tonal embroidered arrow logo; all-over logo-print washed cotton heavy canvas jacket; wide-leg linen trousers with tonal arrow logo; all-over logo silk camp-collar shirt; “Modern Office” logo print jersey T-shirt; all-over logo jersey T-shirt; “Class of 2013” logo print cotton T-shirt; low-top 3.0 leather sneakers; distressed CO sneakers; all-over logo suede leather sneakers; all-over leather pool slide; Cordura canvas hip-belt; “Class of 2013” iPhone X cover; industrial logo rubber and leather belts.
Virgil Abloh, Designer and Founder, Off-White talks about fashion, collaborating with MR PORTER and more…
What is unique about the MR PORTER X Off-White exclusive collection?
“Modern Office” harmonizes classic business attire with streetwear, making the collection its own special entity that the youth and older generations can both understand.”
Can you tell us the inspiration behind the “Modern Office” theme?
The besuited business man and that young skater hanging out in the park on the Lower East Side. Those two worlds gracefully colliding into one.”
Which are your key pieces in the collection that you’d like to shout about? Why?
“The Work trench linen coat with tonal embroidered Arrow logo, allover logo print washed cotton heavy canvas jacket, wide-leg linen pant with tonal Arrow logo, allover-logo silk camp collar and low 3.0 leather sneaker are key for this collection. It fully embraces my goal to unify classic styles with a cool, youthful edge.”
What is it like to work with MR PORTER?
“Working with the MR PORTER team was incredible. MR PORTER is one of the top online retail destinations for men, but has a cool added twist. It provides so much more for the consumer – from style advice, to The MR PORTER Post, and weekly online magazine, The Journal. It’s not just a destination to buy clothes, you are given a creative experience making everything much more personal.”
Who is the Off-White guy? Can you describe him?
“The Off-White guy reaches many different personas. It’s that young guy at the skate park, it’s the businessman, the artist. I can describe him as youthful or possesses open-mindedness of the youth – a product of the future.”