Founded in 2016 by designers Camille Serra and Saskia Dijkstra, Amsterdam-based Extreme Cashmere celebrates longevity and universality in its cozy ready-to-wear offering. Produced in limited amounts to minimize overproduction, the label embraces a trendless, multi-season, and one-size-fits-all mentality, one well suited to its line of functional basics. Unisex and unisize, Extreme Cashmere’s ethical knitwear fuses its high-end standards with a sustainable and made-for-everyone ethos.
The label’s classic loungewear cuts, muted palettes, and flowing silhouettes—from slouchy cardigans and crewneck sweaters to floor-grazing lounge pants and dresses—democratize comfort and encourage confidence, balancing its ethical framework with thoughtful construction. Standing out as a uniquely welcoming knitwear label, Extreme Cashmere makes clothing both meant to be lived in, and meant to last.
FACE COVERINGS FROM WOLFORD, R13, AND COLLINA STRADA
Our world is a changing place, and as we evolve, so too do the things we wear. New accessories, born out of necessity, can feel strange. But they’re also another way through which to represent ourselves. Here, we highlight a selection of our face masks and coverings, to see you through the coming seasons.
100% of net proceeds from the sale of this item will be donated to supporting COVID-19 relief efforts.
Collina Strada SSENSE Exclusive Orange Bow Face Mask
Mandatory accessories don’t always have to be uniform. Take a cue from this mask—each one is made from a unique medley of dead-stock materials, with adjustable straps. You decide how you mask up.
John Eliott Five Pack Black Face Masks
For a more pragmatic approach, a five-pack in black. Keep it minimal and comfortable.
Off-White Black Diag MAsk
Some side-stripes to match the side-eyes you’ll be giving anyone flouting WHO recommendations.
Palm Angels Black and Green Spray Logo Mask
Keep your angels close and wear your mask even closer. An integrated wire over its bridge allows for a more tailored fit with this one.
R13 Tan Leopard Facescarf
Leopard-printed cotton poplin, for a mask that’s a little louder than you are.
Wolford Black Jersey Mask
Some believe it’s best not to have too much of a good thing. This mask aims to cover all the bases while still feeling as covert as it is versatile.
These coverings are non-medical grade and have not been tested or certified as personal protection equipment.
Among the noble metals, gold is especially coveted, its natural attributes allowing it to withstand the passage of time without tarnishing. The craft of goldsmithing involves multiple ways of working precious metals, including the fusion of gold or silver with other materials to create more resilient alloys. Embodying the ethos of their practice, classically trained goldsmiths Gerda and Nikolai Monies founded their now decade-spanning jewelry label, Monies, on another kind of union: marriage. Establishing their women’s jewelry line on the Copenhagen waterfront in 1973, the husband-and-wife duo broaden the scope of workable elements and indulge in their love of unconventional materials, from gold foil and silver leaf to acacia, horn, coconut, and ebony.
Structure and volume are skilfully considered in the making of bracelets, earrings, and necklaces that range from subtle elegance to artful statement. A history of binding disparate entities together lead Monies to collaborations with prestigious brands such as Chanel, Christian Lacroix, and Donna Karan. The Danish jewelry label proves that bringing things together opens the door for something greater because even the most precious gold is stronger in marriage.
Established in 2005, fine lingerie purveyor Kiki de Montparnasse has since grown into a global luxury fashion brand complete with exquisite underpinnings, loungewear, and accessories. Utilizing meticulous time-honored artisanship and carefully sourced materials, the label advances an aesthetic that marries timeless sensuality and modern sophistication, with a touch of innuendo. Boasting perfected cuts and alluring décolletés, the line’s selection of delectable demi-bras, bralettes, and briefs embraces an ultra-feminine vitality in embroidered tulle, romantic floral lace, and scalloped edges.
Craig Green, London-born designer and graduate of the illustrious Central Saint Martins fashion program, designs menswear with an evolving, ethereal, and emotive vision that has established him as one of the UK’s most innovative menswear designers. Challenging the status quo with gender-negating statements, Green’s ready-to-wear investigates concepts of uniform, utility and showmanship, offering textural and minimal iterations of structured jackets, diaphanous tunics, and trousers tailored with the fluidity of flowing drapery.
This year, Green debuted the first flourishes of a collaborative relationship with adidas, his largest market incursion to date. The initial styles, Green’s Kontuur I and Kontuur II, take familiar adidas silhouettes and further evolve them, as though pushing the shoe’s photonegative through the visual plane. The successive set, called the Polta Akh II, expands on this dimensional-breaching quality, splicing adidas’ classic shapes into vaporous overlays that conjure a more romantic ideal than is typically found in sneakers, what Green describes as communing with “these ghosts of the past.”
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.
New York City-based brand Eckhaus Latta is the brainchild of close friends and business partners Mike Eckhaus and Zoe Latta, who met during their respective studies in sculpture and textile arts at Rhode Island School of Design. The duo embarked on creative and entrepreneurial pursuits following graduation, gaining experience which they would ultimately parlay into the launch of their avant-garde fashion label in 2012.
With a dynamic design process based on intuition, emotional connection, and a conceptual approach to proportion play, Eckhaus Latta’s womenswear collection seeks to resonate with a clientele whose relationship with their wardrobe is equally personal and independent of trends. Unexpected fabrics and prints are shown to their best advantage in amply-cut skirts and trousers, while multi-tonal knits and panelled blouses boasting half-sewn hems and precise cut-outs project deconstructed allure.
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.
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From Staud to Gauntlett Cheng, A Round-up of the Latest Brands We Love
From Berlin to Tangier, Tokyo to L.A., the creatives behind the labels you might not know about yet span the globe. With so many new styles everyday, it’s almost impossible to keep track of what’s coming at you—so we made it easy. From up-and-comers, to brands that are entirely new to SSENSE, here are some highlights from the past couple weeks.
Gauntlett Cheng Blue Snakeskin Dress
Molting is all about shedding what no longer serves you to make way for new growth—pictured here in Gauntlett Cheng form.
Kiko Kostadinov Brown Derby Oval Zip Shirt
Kiko Kostadinov re-imagines ceremony by way of panelled acetate and a large oval decal. Wear the shirt that feels like a shrine.
Staud Blue Stain Audrey Sandals
Step into a spring rendition of Bobby Vinton’s "Blue Velvet."
Eytys Indigo Titan Jeans
When it comes to comfort in jeans, the bigger and baggier, the better.
Port Tanger Tortoiseshell Tangerine Sunglasses
If you missed these maybe you do need your eyes checked. Moroccan-based Port Tanger considers form and function.
Alan Crocetti Silver Nose Plaster
We’re not sure if we’ve ever seen you rock one of these—now is the time to try.
Low Classic Beige Waist Shirring Dress
A timeless cut in a contemporary beige suggests “classic” comes with a modern, minimal twist.
Ahluwalia Studio Brown Silk Patchwork Bucket Hat
With reclaimed silk, repurposed polyester, and tasteful beading throughout, it’s a conscious ode to craft.
Stand Studio Red Lexie Coat
Choose the red pill the next time you’re running out to the store—guaranteed to stop traffic more efficiently than its duller cousins.
Paria Farzaneh Beige Iranian Print Overshirt
Patchworked patterns of purple celebrate this designer’s Iranian heritage, while also teasing our palettes for subdued spring florals.
Ottolinger Beige and Black Dipped Basket Tote
Ottlinger’s got their finger on the pulse of something—picnic with a splash of danger. Sometimes there’s beauty in the bittersweet.
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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.
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