“Don’t waste time being nervous,” says Virgil Abloh deciphering his newest Off—White men’s collection, “Don’t Look Down.” While easier said than done, we’ll take Abloh’s word for it, whose endless list of accolades includes a recent placement as a finalist for the acclaimed LVMH Prize. For the Autumn/Winter ’15 season, Abloh’s theme of personal ascension was translated literally into a fictional rugged mountain climber’s uniform. While obviously impractical for the great outdoors, “Don’t Look Down” continues Abloh’s exploration of the gray area between luxury fashion and the sensible essence of streetwear. A combo that has proved to be the right gear for our own ascent in our skyscraper interpretation of the outdoors.
Photography by Jake Osmun and Zach Coffman
Words by Adriana Gaspar
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