Off-White has been a part of my life since I started. A great greeting and thank you to heaven to my friend Virgil, great creator of style, your memory and your art will remain with us forever.

Federica Petri Off White Chicago 1

Debuting on the day the Bulls play the Detroit Pistons in Paris in January 2023 – a momentous event in the sporting calendar – the exclusive capsule collection unites the subversive Off-White™ DNA with the NBA team’s storied legacy.

The red-and-cream jacket presents collegiate styles underpinned by an irreverent spirit, it is composed with red and black Off-White and Chicago Bulls patches at front and back, white leather longsleeves with red diagonal details and Chicago bulls patches on the sleeves, spread collar, elasticized cuffs and hem and silver buttons as closure.

The varsity jacket blends heritage and innovation, balancing a classic Bulls logo on its back with calculated irreverence: the aforementioned scripted words and spirited riffs on familiar emblems, such as a basketball ripping through a net.

As sneakers I absolutely had to wear my favorite, the Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG Spider-Man Origin Story, to which I have been linked since the release.

Currently the jacket is only in pre-order and will be available from 15 May 2023.

Federica Petri Off White Chicago 3

As detailed in a press release, the Off-White and Bulls partnership was brought about as a result of a conversation involving Don C, current Off-White CEO Andrea Grilli, and Virgil’s family. In short, the press release adds, the aim with the soon-to-launch collection was to craft pieces that celebrated “the deep connection between the luxury fashion brand and the team.”                  Part of the proceeds will be donated to the Virgil Foundation.

Basketball and its culture was a consistent reference point for Virgil and his fashion and footwear designs. His passion for the sport and its various nuances was put on display through Off-White™ x Jordan Brand collaborations, and slated to be honored further with Off-White™‘s forthcoming initiative with the Chicago Bulls — his hometown team.

For more information on the jacket and the sneakers I have worn just click on the respective images.