With over a decade of experience in the streetwear, music, and art industries, Been Trill co-founder and frequent Nick Knight collaborator Matthew M. Williams launched his womenswear label 1017 ALYX 9SM in 2015. Emerging in Spring/Summer 2017, the brand’s debut menswear collection rises as a collaboration with Japanese brand ‘fragment design.’ Channeling the same downtown spirit and youthful subversion that colors his women’s line, bold text and embroidered graphics round out the 1017 ALYX 9SM's collection of unconventional basics. Slim cashmere gabardine trousers and crisp button-up shirts blend seamlessly with streamlined tailoring and workwear silhouettes, while subtle details and embroidered graphics adorn supple leather trousers, utility backpacks, and the label's signature rollercoaster belt.
With Balenciaga, Junya Watanabe, and Kiko Kostadinov
These days it’s important to feel good in whatever way you can—sometimes it’s enough just to know that flowers are growing somewhere. Even better if you can see them on your daily walk. What else feels good? Looking down at a fresh pair. Here are some suitably vibrant sneakers to catch your eye and match the spirit of spring.
Junya Watanabe Pink Buffalo London Edition Synthetic Leather Sneakers
London street style meets high fashion in a collab that seems good enough to eat—cotton candy, bubblegum, watermelon, sorbet, rosé. Just spring things.
Reebok Classics White and Blue 96 Sneakers
Blue is rare in nature. All the more reason to wear it on your shoes—just like the name says, it’s a 96 classic.
Balenciaga Yellow Triple S Sneakers
The OG ambassador of the chunky sneaker revival is back, keeping it mellow in acid yellow.
Li-Ning Beige and Pink Sunchaser Sneakers
The laces on these Sunchaser sneakers tell us that “anything is possible”—fitting, somehow.
Kiko Kostadinov Blue and Yellow Asics Edition Gel Kiril Sneakers
You can’t go wrong with a harlequin motif in two primary colors—sunny yellow and sky blue.
Converse Purple Chuck 70 High Sneakers
A lilac on foot is worth one less in the bush, unless you’re taking nothing but pictures and leaving nothing but footprints, in these pastel purple Chucks.
Imagine a distant yet imminent future: dystopic, cold, and barren -- this is the world inhabited by Post Archive Faction (PAF). Launched in 2018, the Korean menswear label unites avant-garde sportswear with futuristic outerwear, creating a fantastical collection that exists on the fringes of the fashion landscape. An ‘anti-fashion’ brand, PAF finds expression in the unconventional, the underground, and the unwanted. Despite resisting easy classification, PAF is defiantly apocalyptic: technical fabrics, reflective textiles, and transparent PVC materials meet asymmetric constructions, crinkling techniques, and paneling.
Trousers, jackets, shirts, and sweatshirts are disassembled only to be reassembled anew with PAF’s very magic lying in its ability to make the familiar foreign. Shrouded in tones of gray, black, and white, the collection embraces an aesthetic that resonates with the eerie and desolate. Defined by its unique yet calculated design language, PAF exudes dissidence.
Video courtesy of Gizmo Tokyo Fashion
Discover the Exclusive Collection by the Beloved London Designer. available only at ssense.com
The personal is political. Lately we’re relying more on ourselves, our bodies, to keep us in check. All the more reason to dress for the movements you can make—workouts, a leisurely walk, shavasana on your balcony. Introducing the SSENSE Exclusive Martine Rose capsule collection.
Martine Rose SSENSE Exclusive Cycling Top and Cycling Shorts
It’s hard not to accelerate when the color you’re wearing means GO. The Cycling Top and Cycling short allow you to hightail your way around, making sure nobody stays in one place too long.
Martine Rose SSENSE Exclusive Peace Front Print Shirt
It’s on your marks, get set, go with this t-shirt. Hopefully the only thing chasing you are these four colored shadows.
Martine Rose SSENSE Exclusive Football Scarf
Who knows football scarves better than Londoner Martine Rose? With a nod to UK heritage, it’s just like the knit says, The One and Only. And given that it’s reversible, could be true in terms of scarves you’ll ever need.
Martine Rose SSENSE Exclusive Twist Track Pants and Twist Track Top
Do the twist! Go swish swish!
Martine Rose SSENSE Exclusive Pink Twist Track Top and Pink Twist Track Pants
Do we really need to sell you on a pink track suit?
Martine Rose SSENSE Exclusive Cycling Top
The RGB color model features three colors: red, green, and blue. These are the colors of light that create different colors when added together. You could say they’re light primaries. And what travels faster than the speed of light? You; red, green, and blue—in this shirt.
Born in Pennsylvania in 1965, Thom Browne moved to New York City in 1997. He worked in the Giorgio Armani showroom, eventually leading to a position in the creative department of Club Monaco, where he stayed until launching his own label. Believing that the modern ubiquity of casual dress lends the wearing of suits a sort of subversive edge, Browne has claimed as his signature impeccably-tailored suits in traditional wools and flannels, each with updated proportions. Initially shocking to the fashion world, his designs have placed him at the vanguard of menswear. Thom Browne draws much of his inspiration from classic American style but refreshes the cuts with preppy details such as shrunken fits, grosgrain trim, and cropped trousers.
Rounding Up the Classics from Tony Hawk’s Go-to Skate Brand
When it comes to heritage skate brands, there’s nothing more affirming than a co-sign from a skate legend—in the case of Vans, it’s their recently announced brand partnership with Tony Hawk. Hawk’s first skate shoes in 1978 were Vans, proof that the label has been building legacies for over half a century. If any brand has earned the right to refer to their shoes as OG, Classic, or Authentic, it’s Vans, and it’s all here for you, too.
Vans Red OG Authentic LX Sneakers
When you think of Vans, it’s hard not to think of these classic lows in the most classic color: chill red.
Vans Off-White OG Classic Slip-On LX Sneakers
Damn Daniel or not, spring means it’s a good time to be back at it again with the white vans.
Vans Black OG Old Skool LX Sneakers
Black feels best worn slightly faded, making suede its perfect partner. The OG Old Skool weathers with every step you take, a wearable record of wherever you’re walking.
Vans Yellow and Green OG Sk8 Hi LX Sneakers
The Sk8 Hi means a taller shoe and upping ankle protection, too. In mustard-toned suede and canvas, these OGs are a splash of sunny yellow without being too in-your-face.
Vans Green Hairy Suede OG Era LX Sneakers
Suede is leather’s softer cousin—the higher the nap the fuzzier it becomes. These algae-blue Hairy OG lows make the classic cushy, upping texture without compromising ease of wear.
Italian designer Gianni Versace launched his eponymous collection in 1978, capturing a confident and powerful attitude in his Mediterranean-informed menswear designs. Now under the creative direction of sister Donatella Versace, the line’s bold and masculine aesthetic continues to evolve. Fine tailoring and opulent, subculture-inspired styling make a powerful statement alongside Roman-inspired graphic prints. The signature Medusa head appears on everything from Italian leather sneakers and backpacks to streetwear and gold chain necklaces. T-shirts and hoodies in Baroque prints capture the urban vibe beloved by fans of the Versace house.
With Wacko Maria, Comme des Garçons, and Ganni
The forecast calls for—well, maybe it doesn’t matter. But one thing you’ll need to dress for is comfort. Here is a round-up of our most luxe essentials to keep you comfy-cozy.
Wacko Maria Brown and Black Leopard Gown Coat
Staying in one place is beginning to feel like a wild ride, and it is better to dress the part. Some leopards sleep up to 18 hours a day—just saying.
Amiri Multicolor Tie-Dye Cashmere Cardigan
April showers bring May flowers, and tie-dye in delicate pastels. Fresher days (and flowers) are ahead, but in the meantime stay soft and warm in cashmere.
Malibu Sandals Tan and Off-White Vegan Leather and Hemp Thunderbird Sandals
Is there anything more comfortable than a crepe sole? Maybe guilt-free vegan leather—both are afoot in these sandals, just as suitable for in your home as they are outside of it.
GANNI Burgundy & Black Jacquard Scrunchie
Long hair, do care—with a silk scrunchie. Silk causes less friction than its cotton cousins, meaning less breakage. A luxe puff of decadent chocolate.
Sunspel Blue and White Striped Pyjama Shirt
Pinstripes on pyjamas have long connoted a look of leisure, but they’re equally at home in suiting. You could say this is your new nine-to-five ‘fit—max comfort without sacrificing sophistication.
Comme des Garçons Girl Pink and White Check Gathered Skirt
The satisfaction of unfurling a fresh picnic blanket over grass is hard to beat. While picnics might be a ways away, wrap yourself in checkers for at-home comfort. The look is as timeless as it is serene.
In Cartoon Company with Gucci, Marc Jacobs, and Balenciaga
There is a time and a place for stark minimalism, but a detour down memory lane can be just as good...even goofy. Our faithful friends from the animated realm provide levity, making them the perfect grown-up go-to. Here for you to wear as you wish, from soft fleece to supple leather, Disney to Sanrio, these cartoons will keep you company.
Comme des Garcons Pink and White Disney Edition Stripe Polka Dot T-Shirt
Polkadots and a droopy bow—visual ciphers that are enough to suggest that Minnie is in the house, even if you don’t see the mouse.
Martine Rose Anywear Batwings Sweater and Martine Rose Pink Anywear Track Pants
Locomotives, clowns, puffs of rainbow smoke, and bulldogs—this Martine Rose cartoon ensemble is a synthesis of plush nostalgia with pastel streetwear. Be a cool, cozy, caricature.
Amiri Blue Grateful Dead Thrasher Jeans
If you’re not keen on hacking festival life, wear an homage to your favorite classic rock in jean form. Complete with the band’s infamous “dancing” bears and an iteration of the “steal your face” lightning skull on the back pocket, these Grateful Dead Thrasher jeans can be worn in or out.
Balenciaga White Hello Kitty Top Handle Bag
We literally don’t even need to say anything about this. Perfection.
Gucci Orange Disney Edition Wool Sweater
It was Walt Disney’s pet mouse that inspired the making of Mickey, and so too, Alessandro Michele and this Gucci sweater. With a bold pattern in subdued tones, playful just got smart—call it Michele Mouse.
Marc Jacobs Green Magda Archer Edition Mini Box Bag
You heard it here first!
Perks and Mini White Screen Time T-Shirt
Doc, Grumpy, Happy, Sleepy, Dopey, Bashful, Sneezy—can you name all Seven Dwarfs? If not, we’ve got a pretty sweet suggestion for how to never forget.
Keep it Light with Dsquared2, Salomon, and Feng Chen Wang
Open your windows, let some air inside. Keep it light, airy, even revealing—we can all use some levity, even in our wardrobes. Think: mesh.
OAMC Pink & Blue Chem Tote
Missing the abandon of your middle school soccer field? Throw this over your shoulder—in a mesh knit reminiscent of a scrimmage pinny, the Chem Tote will never lead you offside.
Random Identities White Mesh Boxing Shorts
As much as we love a skirt moment, there’s something to be said for long, flowing shorts: “Yes, please.” Breathable mesh in delicate white makes for an elevated take on the seasonal staple.
Feng Chen Wang Blue Mesh Jacket
Studying in London means this designer has a degree in Spring-showers—feel the breeze.
Dsquared2 Off-White Mesh V-Neck Sweater
Take the synthetic technicality of mesh and make it raw—featured here in ecru cotton. For that 2020 vintage feel.
Salomon Blue XA-Comp ADV Sneakers
You won’t get far with wearability if you forget all about breathability, but these sneakers have got it covered with perforated details and mesh panelling. In a powder blue to match the sky, there’s no limit to how high you can climb in these.
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