Virgil Abloh’s Off-White teams up with Pioneer for DJ controller collaboration
Virgil Abloh’s Off-White has teamed up with Pioneer DJ on a new limited-edition controller.
Dubbed the DDJ-1000-OW, the controller inherits the layout of the CDJ-2000NXS2 and DJM-900NXS2 setup – which is widely regarded by professional DJs as the club standard for DJ equipment – and sports orange asymmetric colors. fluorescent and matt white, and “conceptual” ideas provided through Abloh’s “SOUND ENGINEERING” process.
On the clothing side, the collection includes T-shirts, hoodies and a coach jacket, with designs inspired by the internal structure of the DJ controller. Other highlights include a plethora of screen-printed graphics depicting threads and controls and the collection’s title, “SOUND ENGINEERING,” displayed on several garments.
Discussing the collaboration, Alboh said, “As with the CDJ and DJM skeleton that I designed with Pioneer DJ, I wanted to take this opportunity to bring technology and human interaction together. This time we took it a step further with ‘SOUND ENGINEERING’ bringing together that medium that unites so many of us with an element of fashion. Music and fashion, in my opinion, are those intense forces that have the unique power to bring people together while allowing you to make your own statement at the same time.
Check out the selections below. The DDJ-1000-OW is available for purchase from Selfridges from mid-July 2021, and the clothing collection will be available at the Off-White online store and at select online retailers.