Virgil Abloh‘s OFF-WHITE and SSENSE curates a unisex capsule collection entitled ‘BEFORE and AFTER’ which features a film editorial by Pierre Debusschere. Virgil speaks on the genesis of the collection with SSENSE:
“I’m such a fan of Pierre’s work. I had been admiring of his aesthetic for a long time. So I wanted to put that on display instead of simply doing clothes and making a video about it.” Virgil continues, “I wanted it to be intertwined, so that it’s a collaboration between him and I as much as it is specially for SSENSE. The clothing was created at a 50% capacity, and only after we did the film would the 100% identity of the clothing be finished. And that’s the concept not only of the film, but of the clothes. I work on the silhouettes, fabrics, and details, and then, through the process of making the film, the color gets applied. There’s multiple layers of inspiration behind that, but the surface one being that through the process, you get this effect of color. And when you watch the film it completes the reason of why.”
View the film which inspired the capsule collection + read Virgil’s interview with SSENSE in its entirety on SSENSE.com.
Terrell Johnson is the Editor-in-Chief and Founder of SWGRUS.