Off-White's next collection will be inspired by Princess Diana
On Monday, Off-White’s designer Virgil Abloh announced his next collection would take inspiration from the late Diana, Princess of Wales. The collection will show at September’s Paris Fashion Week.
Abloh took to Instagram to reveal the invitations for his upcoming Spring/Summer 2018 show, which use the famed paparazzi shot of Diana lounging on a yacht off the coast of Italy as a backdrop. The show, titled “Natural Woman,” will include 40 looks inspired by the so-called “People’s Princess.”
The collection will come on the heels of the 20th anniversary of Diana’s death, who was killed in a car accident in Paris on August 31, 1997. The anniversary of her death has inspired many tributes and remembrances of the former wife of Prince Charles, but Abloh will be the first designer to directly use the icon as his muse.
Abloh has raised Off-White’s profile in recent months with the announcement of numerous collaborations. Earlier this month it was announced his label would collaborate with Nike, following the announcement of partnerships with Ikea and Warby Parker. Abloh was also tapped to create costumes for the annual New York City Ballet Fall Fashion Gala, alongside designers such as Monse’s Fernando Garcia and Laura Kim and Jonathan Saunders of Diane von Furstenberg.
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