Off-White taps Church's again for 'Meteor' footwear capsule
Off-White has once again partnered with British formal shoe maker Church's, as the U.S. streetwear brand continues to take its iconic 'Meteor' motif into design collaborations with other brands and companies this season.
Taking the British footwear brand's Consul leather lace-up, Off-White, the brand founded by the late Virgil Abloh, has redesigned the men's formal shoe originally designed in 1945 to feature the luxury label's 'Meteor' design.
As a result, the classic cap-toe Oxford now appears with large holes decorating its brushed and polished black calfskin leather upper like a showering of meteors that have left craters in the earth. The holes serve form and function, following Abloh's 'Question Everything' ethos while relaxing the overall aesthetic for a dressy shoe that is perfect for summer.
A trademark Off-Whit hangtag in green leather is also secured to the shoe by a metal rivet, while laces bare the word 'Shoelaces' in Abloh’s typical branding. Likewise, the tan leather insole combines both labels’ branding.
"True to Off-White’s seditious nature, the capsule collection collapses the progressive ethos central to Virgil Abloh’s ‘Question Everything’ philosophy with the artisan tradition and stylistic history of the British footwear brand," said Church's on its website, which will exclusively retail the shoe for $1,706. Likewise, 'Special Events' socks designed to be worn with the shoes are also available for $108.
The latest collaboration with Church's follows on from the pair's inaugural drop in March, which saw Off-White reimagine Church’s Burwood silhouette from 1953, which also used Off-White's 'Question Everything' philosophy.
This latest instalment by Off-White follows on from the premium brand's partnership with Major League Basebell and New Era earlier this month, which saw Off-White recreate its 'Meteor' motif with several MLB club merchandise pieces, including hoodies and caps.
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