PFW: Storytelling at Off-White’s equestrian event


Paris: Off-White

An equestrian theme ran through Virgil Abloh’s all Delft Blue collection, the patterns of which, resembled images of toile de Jouy tapestries with genteel ladies on horseback.

The presentation was titled “West Village” although that reference appeared more to conjure up ideas of living in the city than a luxury country escape.

It was a sexy lineup, with riffs on riding coats, jodhpurs, chemisettes and hacking jackets.

The show opened with a mini short suit, a dress slashed asymmetrically while a cropped denim jacket, showing a peek of slim midriff topped skinny jeans tucked into thigh-high semblances of riding boots. The toiles gave way to dichotomously pieced dresses, python on one half, buttery ruched leather the other and for warmth, a soft cashmere cape.


The season’s metallics appeared in barely-there sheaths while second skin athletic clothes punctuated the lineup. The finale broke into a gallop with a pale peach tulle gown and fluid silk chemise – perfect attire for this lady’s house party. – Lizzy Bowring


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