Off-White Fall 2022 Collection – Virgil Abloh’s Last Show

After Virgil Abloh’s sudden passing in November, it became clear that his friends, colleagues, collaborators and business partners would make it their mission to carry on the creator’s legacy. This mission was heard loud and clear during Off White’s Fall 2022 show on the first day of Paris Fashion Week.

Dubbed “Spaceship Earth: an Imaginary Experience”, it featured Abloh’s latest ready-to-wear designs for the brand he founded 10 years ago, along with a selection of couture looks intended to make enter the brand into its future.

The gravity of this show — and this moment in Abloh’s legacy — was underscored by the cast.

Naomi Campbell. Photo: Imaxtree

Artists and cultural icons like Serena Williams, Jim Jones, Honey Dijon and Ian Isiah walked in the ready-to-wear section, while models from all generations (including Cindy Crawford, Naomi Campbell, Helena Christensen, Karen Elson , Karlie Kloss, Candice Swanepoel Bella and Gigi Hadid, Kendall Jenner, Adut Akech and Kaia Gerber) strolled around the shimmering chandelier centerpiece in the most extravagant high fashion offering. They took their time and oozed personality and drama — Elson even lit a cigarette halfway through — and none more than Debra Shaw, who closed the show solo in a couture-inspired bridal look with a cropped top and a massive feathered skirt.

These aren’t your typical red carpet dresses, either: these looks pay homage to Abloh’s tradition of fusing casual or athletic elements with signature evening wear – graphic tees with big tulle skirts, a mule-hemline wedding dress flaunting chunky sneakers, a gray hoodie with a bow and a solid pink satin train. According to the show’s ratings (as reported by vogueby Nicole Phelps), they were “designed by Virgil and completed by the creative teams and collaborators he worked with”.

Serena Williams.  Photo: Imaxtree

Serena Williams. Photo: Imaxtree

Throughout the collection, you’ll recognize many of Abloh’s and Off-White’s signatures, tiered split tulle on prom skirts, the fusion of hyper-casual with super-refined and, well, sure, phrases in quotes – like “Little Black Dress” on a sequined mini dress modeled by Kendall Jenner and a flag bearing her motto: Question Everything.

Check out the full Off-White Fall 2022 collection in the gallery below.

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