Virgil Abloh Is Working with Nike to Drop an Off-White™ Collection for the World Cup

Virgil will drop a football-inspired collection for Russia 2018.

January 8th 2018

Fresh from the ongoing success of Virgil Abloh’s ubiquitous ‘The Ten’ collaboration, Nike look set to call upon the Off-White™ designer’s midas touch again for an upcoming collection inspired by the FIFA World Cup.

The collection, leaked by Twitter user Py-rates, features full Off-White x NikeLab home and away kits, which feature shirts, shorts and socks, as well as a hoodie, track jacket, Pants and an actual “Magia” Football. Whilst there is no official release date for the collection, Off-White’s official Twitter liked the leaked post, all but confirming the validity of the collaboration.

Virgil’s connection to football has become more apparent in recent weeks. Only last month, he hosted a ‘Soccer Jersey Culture’ workshop in Miami before playing a 7-a-side match with friends – including Skepta – that saw the debut of an Off-White™ football shirt.

The World Cup kicks off in June, and it’s already providing a source of inspiration for several brand’s collections recently. Gosha Rubchinskiy is basing their upcoming Spring/Summer show at Yekaterinburg, home to Russia’s Central Stadium which is one of the venues for this summer’s tournament.

This collection is going to fly off the shelves.