Off-White and Nike Might Link for 2018 World Cup Collab

The rumors arrive just as Virgil Abloh announces Off-White's new budget-friendly capsule collection.

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PARIS, FRANCE - JANUARY 21: Off-White Creative Director Virgil Abloh exits the Gosha Rubchinskiy show in a 'Fuck You' black zip-hoodie and coat on January 21, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Melodie Jeng/Getty Images)

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As if news of a fresh budget-conscious Off-White capsule collection wasn't enough, we now have whispers of a new chapter in Virgil Abloh and Nike's creative partnership. According to an alleged "leak alert" from @py_rates spotted by Hypebeast Sunday, Off-White and Nike are set for a World Cup-themed collab.

The alleged collab will reportedly include a soccer ball and various pieces of apparel, though nothing has been confirmed. To add even more fuel to the speculation fire, I'll just point out that the official Off-White account liked @py_rates' tweet. Could Cristiano Ronaldo also be involved?

Abloh also took time to respond to a troll asking about his knowledge on the world's game, and had the perfect response.

Of course, a soccer collab of this level isn't unprecedented. Both Kith and Gosha have previously partnered with Adidas for soccer-related pieces. At any rate, we'll find out whether this latest rumored Off-White x Nike collab is the real deal by the time the 2018 FIFA World Cup hits Russia in June.


​On Monday, Abloh announced Off-White's new NOT ONCE AND FOR ALL capsule collection. The collection features hoodies priced at $170 each and tees for $95, all of which are now available at Off-White shops worldwide. Abloh also revealed plans to periodically release more affordability-centered collections in the future.

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