“Don’t let your day job define you” explained the show notes, and as the demure workwear book-ended the show, slowly towards the middle of the offering, models wearing more playful, experimental ensembles made their way around the space. Shirts had monogram cut-outs, boxy jackets, and trousers were embellished with glittering crystals and neon fuschia punctuated some of the sharply tailored suiting. Post-show, Abloh expressed his desire to pivot away from streetwear: “I want to push the industry in a different direction – not just sit in a comfortable spot and be like, ‘Oh, commercially it’s viable to just sell sneakers and jeans’. It’s fashion: everything goes in a cycle, things will die, things will come back. I want to propose tailoring.”


Cody Rooney is a Glossi mag contributor.


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