Photography c/o Zhong Lin
Off-White™ continues its progressive evolution with a first-of-its-kind collaborative project that questions the existing confines of design innovation within the luxury space. Through boundary-breaking garments, furniture and a pocket knife, the Off-White™ EQUIPMENT™ c/o Post Archive Faction (PAF) c/o Victorinox c/o Helinox collection introduces new functionality, radical silhouettes, and unexpected details.
The EQUIPMENT™ collection comprises 12 functional and conceptual designs that explore the meaning and survival of humanity in our contemporary landscape. Inspired by human evolution, it reinterprets symbolic motifs and evolutionary designs, including the proverbial fig leaf. This archetypical foliage evokes memories of our origins while its innovative adaptations underscore the role of creativity in human survival.
The bold vision of Korean collective Post Archive Faction (PAF) brings an innovative selection of performance wear to the collaboration. At the intersection of design and utility, the EQUIPMENT™ garments include a bomber jacket, hoodie, pants, long-sleeve tee, bucket hat, and backpack. All crafted from supple fabric in either black or white, each piece is blanketed with the fig leaf motif as an adaptive camouflage for urban environments.
Black fig leaves also feature on the cutting-edge furniture designed for the collection by Korean creator Helinox. Both the Sunset Chair and Table One Hard Top Large boast sculpturesque designs that are simultaneously collapsible and transportable, underscoring the collection’s deliberate utility for a world in transition. Part of a new portable furniture category, the items are made from black fabric over lightweight metal frames.
Marking the first time the Swiss company has redesigned its knife blades, the Off-White™ c/o Post Archive Faction c/o Victorinox pocket knife transforms humankind’s earliest tool into a contemporary multitool with scales partially fabricated from sedimentary rock in acknowledgement of this evolution.
The Off-White™ c/o Post Archive Faction (PAF) c/o Victorinox pocket knife is now available from Victorinox stores, Off-White™ Paris, Off-White™ Milan and online at victorinox.com.
The Off-White™ EQUIPMENT™ c/o Post Archive Faction c/o Victorinox (PAF) c/o Helinox collection is now available from Off-White™ stores and online at off---white.com.