1017 ALYX 9SM — A Technical Tour de Force
Just five years since its establishment, Matthew M. Williams has established his label 1017 ALYX 9SM a cut above the rest, even becoming a finalist for the coveted LVMH prize in 2016. Reframing the way streetwear is approached in a competitive market led by labels like Off-White™, Supreme and A-COLD-WALL*, Williams treads a line between luxe streetwear, high fashion, leatherwear with aplomb, being a former creative director for Lady Gaga. From rollercoaster buckles, removable Vibram soles, chest rigs, as well as the on-going partnership with Nike, 1017 ALYX 9SM has proven itself as a trend-setting label in contemporary fashion with an innovative mindset like no other.
Continuing to innovate with a passion for sustainable technology, the latest Spring/Summer 2020 Collection is an inward reflection of mastery towards tailored garments. Trim suiting, tapered trousers, militaristic vests and a series of adjustable layered cowls accent items across the board, with sleek mac coats and layered trench coats lending a more technical styling a touch of sophistication. Leather handbags, waist bags and backpacks are all done by hand, allowing the statement pieces to do the talking — these include a series of leather coats and blazers, ribbed jumpsuits and sleek slacks with zip-off knees. The label also continues to offer a bevy of accessories including a watch in collaboration with Audemars Piguet and more items featuring the signature rollercoaster buckle.