Off-WhiteTM announces the arrival of the Church’s x Off-WhiteTM capsule footwear collection personally designed by Virgil Abloh, which made its public debut on the runway of the Off-WhiteTM “Spaceship Earth: an Imaginary Experience” show at Palais Brongniart during Paris Fashion Week.
True to Off-WhiteTM’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 Church’s x Off-WhiteTM collection, including the first drop in Abloh’s “remastering a classic” journey: the Burwood x Off-WhiteTM.
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-WhiteTM’s signature script) adorns the outside of the shoe. A trademark Off-WhiteTM hangtag underscores the style’s shared origins.
The Burwood x Off-WhiteTM is the first of two moments on sale now at Off-WhiteTM stores, Church’s stores, and on church-footwear.com.