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A first look at the Nike x Off-White World Cup collection

A football shirt and a pair of Mercurial VaporMax have been exposed during the London event

A first look at the Nike x Off-White World Cup collection A football shirt and a pair of Mercurial VaporMax have been exposed during the London event

During the last night event in London where Nike Football presented the new Mercurial Vapor and Superfly 360, we had the chance to get a first look at two items that are part of the hyped Nike x Off-White World Cup collection. At the presence of Virgil Abloh himself, a pair of Off-White Mercurial VaporMax - worn by the designer - and a football shirt, exposed in a case, have been presented.

 

The football shirt perfectly represents the attenuation of the difference between on and off-pitch outfit, creating that “cross-cultural design” that Abloh has always asserted. The jersey is inspired by a Nike shirt for the Netherland National team, and in fact, it has the crest on the chest and the orange color for some detailing. Then, it has a black and white chess pattern, with the “Off-White” writing as the jersey sponsor. A shirt that, as Nike says, “will redefine how you see the game.”

 

As part of the Nike Football x Off-White collection, Abloh also showed a pair of Off-White Mercurial VaporMax at his feet during the Q&A at the London event. On the orange shoe, that should be the central color of this collection, have been inserted the iconic writings of Abloh’s brand, other than a series of white and azure details. Then, the inevitable “address”: Off-White for NIKE / “NIKE MERCURIAL VAPORMAX” / Beaverton, Oregon USA / c. 2018.