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2019 “Reconstruction” Editorial

Back to the early 90s, Helmut Lang was one of the progenitors in introducing tactical garments to the world. Elements such as ballistic-styled vests, harness straps and piled-on functional layers have all influenced the development of contemporary fashion. Looking at the past few seasons, utilitarianism reigns. From the Chest Rig of 1017 ALYX 9SM to the Off-White™ “Industrial Belt” and the Heron Preston “Tape Belt”, many designers partake to challenge the wave of luxe-utility with their very own aesthetics. Our 2019 “Reconstruction” Editorial encapsulates the essence of this tactical trend, featuring items from 1017 ALYX 9SM, Oakley, Heron Preston, Palm Angels and more.

Known for his elevated execution of military, streetwear, and bondage-inspired silhouettes, 1017 ALYX 9SM designer Matthew M Williams is one of the proponents of modern tactical wear. Marking many pieces with the renowned “Rollercoaster Buckle”, including the highlighted Tri-buckle Chest Harness, the staple is adored by Kim Jones from Dior Homme which led to a later collaboration between the two. Styled with the Palm Angels Hunting Vest and the Moncler Grenoble Track Pants, the look is completed by the Stone Island Logo T-Shirt, Off-White™ Check Jersey Shirt and the SOPHNET. x Danner Mountain 600.

Best known for its sporty sunglasses during the 90s, Oakley has made a comeback and infiltrates high fashion with the likes of MSGM, Philip Lim and more. Preserving its sports performance heritage with a modern fashion twist, the Body Vest Bag in neon green is equipped with multiple zip compartments and welt pockets, adjustable with a nylon strap and buckle fastening. Over the top, the Burberry Nylon Hooded Parka is made in preparation against extreme weather. Press studs, concealed zips and drawcord throughout gives extra wind-breaking ability, in addition to a removable warmer lining. The look also sports the 6 Panel Stretch Racing Hat, accompanied by the Off-White™ Parachute Cargo Pants and the ROA Oblique Sneaker  for extra functionality against all conditions.

Although the chest rig might be a 1017 ALYX 9SM signature, the Prada Harness Bag employs the label’s finest nylon for the silhouette with the use of Saffiano leather trims. Functionality comes with the main zippered compartment with front and back zip pocket, as well as an internal zipper pocket. Finished by the silver triangle logo plaque at front, it is styled with the Prada Navy Down Gilet for a consistency. The outfit sees also the Reigning Champ x Asics Gel-Kayano 5 OG with textile overlays over the GEL cushioning system.

As a part of the SOPH. fashion label by designer Hirofumi Kiyonaga, the Uniform Experiment Reversible Zip Liner Jacket stays true to the idea of experimenting conventional garbs with different materials and silhouettes. While one side is made with military weather cloth, nylon twill is found when reversed for different occasions and styles. Dressed over the workwear-inspired Heron Preston CTNMb T-Shirt, the outworn Sasquatchfabrix. Three Layered Cape is made with water repellant nylon with a drawstring hood and front buckle closure.

Check out the photos for a look at the 2019 “Reconstruction” Editorial and featured pieces. Scroll below to shop.