1017 Alyx 9SM. Behind the name of the brand founded by Matthew Williams, 4 years ago, one can imagine the address of a secret place, known only to the initiated. A lair hidden behind the door of a skyscraper with tinted windows, on which no inscription appears. A city of glass. A dystopian world. But 1017 Alyx 9SM is not an address. The first four numbers refer to the date of birth of its creator (October 17), and 9SM to the address of the founding studio in New York. In this city of glass and metal, Matthew Williams seems to have imagined a post-futuristic silhouette, halfway between streetwear and industrial inspiration. Although he now works in Italy, his collections, and in particular this one SS19 seasonseason, seem to inscribe physical presence in a framework where movement is the law in an erratic and devouring urbanity. Utilitarian, therefore necessary, abstract because cerebral. Imagining solutions and adapting to the environment. So it is with the "rollercoaster" belts, the "bulletproof corsets", the underwires on the sneakers, and the undershirts made in collaboration with Nike - symbol of performance par excellence. As for the slims jeans, worn so close to the body, associated with a trench coat, they give to the look something feline, of animal since our cities of glass and steel are above all urban jungles.
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