Breaking news / Collaboration - 3/31/23
Milan, February 2nd 2023 — Off-White™ celebrates Virgil Abloh’s passion for basketball and his hometown by joining forces with a legendary NBA team: Chicago Bulls. FARFETCH Limited (NYSE: FTCH), the global destination for modern luxury, today announces the eighth release from FARFETCH BEAT, the new concept retail series that introduces exclusive product experiences to a global audience.
For BEAT 008, legendary American basketball team the Chicago Bulls have joined forces with OffWhite to launch a capsule collection available exclusively on the streetwear label’s website, in a selected number of their stores and on FARFETCH. The resulting Off-White™ c/o Chicago Bulls capsule collaboration, which introduces four limitededition designs, drops today, with a portion of the collection’s proceeds donated to the Virgil Abloh Foundation.
The collection celebrates Virgil Abloh’s great passion for basketball and his home city, Chicago. The spark for this partnership started through a conversation between Don C, Off-White™ CEO, Andrea Grilli and the Abloh family, with the ambition of creating a special capsule celebrating the deep connection between the luxury fashion brand and the sports team.
The special capsule collection is made up of four limited edition items: a t-shirt, a hoodie and two exclusive patched Varsity Jackets in two colourways, all showcasing a new logo created especially for the Off-White™ and Chicago Bulls collaboration. The steel grey and navy Varsity Jacket is emblazoned with the Chicago Bulls’ mascot, Benny the Bull, and a “Bulls” motif on the back.
Double quotation marks pay subtle homage to Virgil Abloh’s enduring signal to question and reimagine everything. Meanwhile, the red-and-cream iteration plays on the idea of debut seasons in sport and fashion – the Bulls’ in 1966 and Off-White’s in 2013.
Uniting the designs is the brand’s iconic Diag-stripe print at the sleeve. The hoodie and t-shirt simplify the jacket’s iconography onto navy-blue designs featuring the collection’s monikers, with “Off-White” on the front and “Bulls” and “Abloh” on the back, accompanied by the caricature-style mascot.
The capsule collection debuted in Paris last month on the day the Bulls played the Detroit Pistons in what was a momentous event in the sporting calendar, and it represents collegiate styles underpinned by an irreverent spirit.
The capsule collection will be available in selected Off-White™ stores, online at off—white.com, on FARFETCH and at RSVP Gallery in Chicago. About Off-White c/o Virgil Abloh™ Established in 2013, Off-White™ is defining the grey area between black and white as a col