VIRGIL ABLOH AND OFF-WHITE GET ARTSY WITH SAKS FIFTH AVENUE
MAY 2, 2019
by KRISTOPHER FRASER
COURTESY of KARLA OTTO
Off-White founder and creative director Virgil Abloh and Saks chief merchant Tracy Margolies hosted an intimate dinner at L’Avenue at Saks to celebrate the exclusive launch of Off-White’s “Fine Arts” capsule collection for Saks.
The collection is inspired by traditional categories of fine art including architecture, music, painting, literature, sculpture and acting, the “Fine Arts” capsule collection consists of men’s and women’s ready-to-wear, sneakers, handbags and soft accessories. The collection ranges in price from $130 to $1585, and all items are available for purchase now exclusively on Saks.com and at the Saks New York flagship.
“Saks has always been super supportive and forward-thinking from the beginning, so teaming up with the team on projects always feels natural. This time around we’ve merged our thoughts to produce some products we think the Saks consumer will appreciate,” said Abloh.
Tracy Margoles and Roopal Patel
“Saks has always been super supportive and forward-thinking from the beginning, so teaming up with the team on projects always feels natural.”
“In partnering with Virgil for Off-White over the years we know firsthand he never fails to deliver creativity and newness,” states Tracy Margolies, Chief Merchant, Saks Fifth Avenue. "And this time is no different. Saks is delighted to bring this exciting, art-inspired collection – Fine Arts – to our customers.”
In celebration of this exclusive collaboration, Saks dedicated its prominent center six Fifth Avenue windows to feature visual installations designed by Virgil for Off-White. The takeover also includes pop-up displays throughout the store – one of which is modeled after a record shop and features listening stations where customers can enjoy a playlist curated by Virgil.