The Off-White spring/summer 2018 show—one of Paris's most anticipated events this fashion week—pays tribute to Princess Diana. Here, Fashion Features Director Nikki Ogunnaike (ELLE US) reports live from the scene at designer Virgil Abloh's runway show.
9:46 P.M. Paris Time: The show is taking place at the theatre venue Salle Wagram. Showgoers mill about as they wait for the show to begin. The soundtrack is birds chirping and animal noises in the wild.
Models wear Bermuda short sets, one-shoulder cocktail dresses, leather trench coats, and black-and-white drop shoulder blouses down the runway. Floral pieces like this pantsuit stand out in the sea of black and white:
Naomi Campbell closes the show, and the crowd goes wild cheering and screaming for her.
For the finale, the models all walk out in a group and pose with Abloh.
3:06 P.M. New York Time/9:06 P.M. Paris Time: Off-White announces a collaboration with Jimmy Choo for footwear that will be worn during the show. The Jimmy Choo x Off-White shoes will be available to preorder at jimmychoo.com once the show wraps for the next week and will launch globally in February 2018.
"To collaborate with a brand like Off-White allows Jimmy Choo to explore a new avenue and take part in a different conversation," Jimmy Choo Creative Director Sandra Choi said in a statement. "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 root of our brand."
"Creative dreams were fulfilled when able to combine the young exuberance of Off-White and the storied elegance of Jimmy Choo," Off-White Creative Director Virgil Abloh said.