Virgil Abloh may no longer be with us, but his aesthetic influence remains strong throughout Louis Vuitton -- as seen in its recent SS23 runway show -- and, of course, across his label Off-White™. Now, Off-White™ announces its second collaborative drop with the historic British shoemaker Church's, presenting the Consul "Meteor."
This latest installment follows on from March's inaugural drop, which saw Off-White™ remix Church's Burwood silhouette from 1953 using its "Question Everything" philosophy. An equally unique approach has been applied to this second collaboration, seeing the Consul -- which was originally designed in 1945 -- get the now-signature "Meteor" redesign.
As a result, the classic cap-toe Oxford, crafted on Church's most famous 173 last, now appears with large holes decorating its finely brushed and polished black calfskin leather upper like a smattering of polka dots. The holes serve form and function, following the "Question Everything" ethos while also creating a pair of formal shoes fit for the summer.
A trademark Off-White™ hangtag in green leather is secured to the shoe by a metal rivet, while laces bare the word "SHOELACES" on them in Abloh's usual manner. Likewise, the tan leather insole combines both parties' branding.
The Off-White™ x Church's Consul "Meteor" retails for $1,706 USD and can be bought from the former's website now. "Special Events" socks meant to be worn with the shoes are also available for $108 USD.
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