Under the creative direction of Sandra Choi, the Jimmy Choo x Off-White collection features the elegance of Jimmy Choo and unites with Virgil Abloh’s cult fashion label Off-White™, bringing together a fresh aesthetic to luxury footwear. Twenty years since her passing, the late Diana, Princess of Wales makes for the most modern muse for the Off-White™ Spring Summer 2018 collection whilst also being one of the first Jimmy Choo devotees. A wake-up call for classicists, the nine shoe silhouettes compliment the ready-to wear looks that celebrate the Princess’s style, imbued with Abloh’s aesthetic that will speak to 2017’s tastemakers. Her signature nineties lasts are reconfigured for today’s princesses, and also make for fantastical runway propositions that comprise conceptual plastics, tulles and explosive hothouse florals whilst all cleverly grounded in reality. Exclusive packaging ensures these exciting new footwear designs are as collectable as wearable.
“To collaborate with a brand like Off-White™ allows Jimmy Choo to explore a new avenue and take part in a different conversation. I love to mix it up by getting together with a different creative mind identifying our synergies and combining our DNA to create a beautiful and surprising collection with unexpected links to the roots of our brand,” said Sandra Choi, Creative Director Jimmy Choo.
This marks the inaugural time that Jimmy Choo has collaborated on a commercial shoe collection with a ready-to-wear designer.
“Creative dreams were fulfilled when able to combine the young exuberance of Off-White™ and the storied elegance of Jimmy Choo,” said Virgil Abloh, Creative Director Off-White.
Jimmy Choo’s classic styles are reconceptulised with twisted practicality and steely femininity. The modern princess’s ‘glass slipper’ uses the iconic Lance shoe as the reference, reworked into a new style, wrapped in unexpected softly ruched PVC. Leg-lengthening structured knee-boots come encased in PVC or a tornado of tulle. Chisel-toe satin pumps are also enrobed in plastic presented with a high heel and directional square toe.