OFF-WHITE™ c/o CHURCH
Off-White™ announces the arrival of the Off-White™ c/o Church’s capsule footwear collection personally designed by Virgil Abloh, which made its public debut on the runway of the Off-White™ “Spaceship Earth: an Imaginary Experience” show at Palais Brongniart during Paris Fashion Week.
True to Off-White™’s seditious nature, the genderless capsule collection collapses the progressive ethos central to Virgil Abloh’s ‘Question Everything’ philosophy with the artisan tradition and stylistic history of the British footwear brand. It showcases Abloh’s obsession with reinterpreting classic designs using new references that provide them an entirely new context, without altering their true nature. This diametric dialogue distinctly characterizes the journey of the Off-White™ c/o Church’s collection, including the first drop in Abloh’s “remastering a classic” journey: the Burwood x Off-White™.
Taking its name from Church’s storied Burwood style, which dates back to 1953, the classic full brogue oxford with distinctive dovetail patterning emerges with a new, contemporary identity. Black brushed calfskin replaces the shoe’s conventionally brown suede upper, and “Special Events” (screen-printed in white in Off-White™’s signature script) adorns the outside of the shoe. A trademark Off-White™ hangtag underscores the style’s shared origins.
The Burwood x Off-White™ is the first of two moments on sale now at Off-White™ stores, Church’s stores, and on church-footwear.com.