Off-White’s SS19 collection addresses adolescence and rebellion by using the 90s’ favourite cartoon family. For anyone who spent time in front of a television since 1989, The Simpsons exists as a continuous thirty-year throwback. Whilst the show might now be past relevance, Virgil Abloh has gone some way to drag it back into our hearts, minds and wardrobes. And let’s be honest, who hasn’t loved Springfield’s first family at some point?
Pieces like the Bart Peace t-shirt – a plain white tee with the Simpson son stood by a dripping CND logo – are so 90s kitsch they’re cool. But the iconic Off-White arrow motif, as well as other contemporary stylings (such as huge, uncompromising text spelling ‘TEENAGER’ and ‘ARCHITECTURE’) help the past become present in this capsule.