The milestone event showcased the streetwear brand's Spring/Summer 2018 collection, consisting of Vlone's first-ever cut-and-sew designs. Founder ASAP Bari explained his decision to host the show in Paris, expressing his intention to inspire the youth who look up to him and his brand.
"I wanted to show in Paris to see if I could complete the mission I’m going for," Bari, who released Vlone's debut collection back in 2014, told WWD. "I'm trying to show kids that you can do anything. I’m not a kid that went to fashion school. I’m not a kid that went to college and studied fashion. I’m a kid that grew up in fashion and learned it from a life experience."
The collection, entitled Black History, marked the first time Bari has done a full line. The Black History collection included leather pants, ripped denim, various pieces of outerwear, and shirts emblazoned with the phrase Real Men Wear Black. Bari also debuted new colorways of the Vlone x Nike Air Force 1 highs including black/yellow and black/yellow/orange.
Virgil Abloh, ASAP Rocky, and A-Cold-Wall designer Samuel Ross were in attendance for Friday's event.
Vlone's Spring/Summer 2018 runway show can be livestreamed via Tidal above.
The event marks the streaming service's latest fashion collaboration, following its livestream of Kanye West's Yeezy Season 3 presentation at Madison Square Garden in NYC as well as Rihanna's Fenty x Puma show in Paris.