In July, Virgil Abloh―the man behind cult-favorite street-wear brand Off-White―revealed the inspiration for his spring 2018 collection. What could be next from a man who sent models down the runway in nipple-bearing, entirely transparent lace tops during his most recent fall 2017 show? Well, this time around, he’s going decidedly more High Street than his fans might be used to: London High Street, that is. In an Instagram, the designer showed a sneak peek of his Princess Diana-covered mood board with the caption “one woman, 40 @off____white looks in the works come september”:
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And today, Abloh gave us a first look at the invitations for the show, titled “Natural Woman:”
Of course, Princess Diana has been the inspiration for designers and trends many times before, but the Off-White collection comes at a particularly poignant time: August 31 marks the 20th anniversary of Diana’s death and two documentaries about her life were released this summer.
Off-White’s full, 40-piece collection will show in Paris during fashion week in September.