Calling all professionals and streetwear enthusiasts alike: your new office kit is here. MR PORTER, the online destination for men’s style, has announced the legendary partnership with game-changing streetwear brand Off-White to launch an exclusive capsule collection.
Mark your calendars because on January 21, MR PORTER will debut a 44-piece collection titled “Modern Office”, inspired by a new generation of workers and their work places. Combining traditional office attire with modern sportswear, the incoming line has been created under the direction of Off-White designer Virgil Abloh infusing overarching themes of flux, evolution and modernity into each silhouette.
“It’s been designed from the ground up with the introduction of new fabrics, silhouettes, colour palettes, and exclusive prints that are not seen in the seasonal lines from Off-White”, says Mr Porter buyer, George Arthur. “The collection is also designed with the MR PORTER customer in mind, with the inclusion of silk shirts, tonal embroidered linen and shearling-lined jackets while keeping the colour palette relatively muted with pastel tones.”
Comprised of 20 ready-to-wear pieces, 18 accessories and 6 variations of footwear, key pieces from the collection include its relaxed khaki trench, linen trousers in various colourways along with the brand’s classic sneaker silhouettes – a sell-out style. Among the linen styles, printed basics and accessories in the form of industrial rubber belts and bags will be highly coveted pieces as the collection goes live in a weeks time.
To find out more about the collection, check out what the illustrious Virgil Abloh had to say on the unique collaboration below.
What is unique about the MR PORTER X Off-White exclusive collection?
“Modern Office” harmonises classic business attire with streetwear, making the collection its own special entity that the youth and older generations can both understand.”
Can you tell us the inspiration behind the “Modern Office” theme?
“The besuited business man and that young skater hanging out in the park on the Lower East Side. Those two worlds gracefully colliding into one.”
Which are your key pieces in the collection that you’d like to shout about? Why?
“The Work trench linen coat with tonal embroidered Arrow logo, allover- logo print washed cotton heavy canvas jacket, wide-leg linen pant with tonal Arrow logo, allover-logo silk camp collar and low 3.0 leather sneaker are key for this collection. It fully embraces my goal to unify classic styles with a cool, youthful edge.”
What is it like to work with MR PORTER?
“Working with the MR PORTER team was incredible. MR PORTER is one of the top online retail destinations for men, but has a cool added twist. It provides so much more for the consumer – from style advice, to The MR PORTER Post, and weekly online magazine, The Journal. It’s not just a destination to buy clothes, you are given a creative experience making everything much more personal.”
Who is the Off-White guy? Can you describe him?
“The Off-White guy reaches many different personas. It’s that young guy at the skate park, it’s the businessman, the artist. I can describe him as youthful or possesses open-mindedness of the youth – a product of the future.”