Off-White™ c/o Sal Barbier
Photography c/o Grant Brittain
Talents c/o Gabriel Fortunato, Monica Hakker, Akwasi Owusu, Deng Tear, Terril Jefferson
A collaboration in its truest form, legendary pro skater Sal Barbier aka SLB worked alongside Virgil Abloh on this crossover collection, each bringing their own expertise to the table. The two share longstanding mutual respect and the same priorities, knowing that regardless of their legacy, the collab had to speak to the youth of today. The idea was simple: take the best of the 1980’s skate scene, improve it and make it relevant in the now.
Inspired by a 1980’s skate jam vibe, the collection features the best of both worlds as Sal’s distinct artwork is combined with iconic Off-White™ logos and styles as well as fits and details borrowed from skate culture. The campaign was shot by highly respected skate photographer Grant Britain, the camera behind many iconic skateboard photos from the ‘80s, but keeps things up to date with Akwasi Owusu, Gabriel Fortunato, Monica Hakker, Deng Tear and Terrill Jefferson riding the city in the collection.