GALLERY 909 Designer Scott Watts Uses the Human Form as a Canvas

Get to the know the emerging contemporary label from NYC.

Fashion
2,854 Hypes 3 Comments

GALLERY 909 is a rising contemporary label based in New York City. The 23-year-old designer of the brand, Scott Watts, places a strong emphasis on the human form for his designs instead of gravitating to seasonal trends. Minimalist in execution yet multifaceted in brand vision, Watts is on a longstanding mission to reinvent how we think of clothing.

The imprint recently unleashed its Pre Spring/Summer 2018 collection comprised of diverse garments such as graphic hoodies, short-sleeved button-downs, double panel shirts and cargo pants equipped with four-panel suturing. Select items from the warm season lineup are now available at HBX.

We recently sat down with Watts to discuss his motives behind GALLERY 909, his latest collection, as well as visual art elements.

What is the ethos of GALLERY 909?
GALLERY 909 was founded on community, it’s always been a group, a world, and never just about the individual. Taking multiple elements from different places and putting them together creates layers; the same way a great team consists of different personalities and experiences from different origins.

Describe the world where patrons of GALLERY 909 thrive.
The real world, but on a different wavelength.

Tell us about your latest collection.
It’s a progression in the story, spreading the design language out with more articles of clothing, more objects so everything is full circle.

Pre Season, Sara in Crescent Moon Shirt by Zhi Wei

A post shared by GALLERY 909 (@gallery909) on

What kind of visual art elements are you bringing into the brand?
Every season we release a book and a small film to go along with the collection. Last season we released a book and showed a short film we produced at Paris Fashion Week along with the debut of our collaboration with Converse.

We always set out to create a certain energy with the films and books, and the clothing is just an extension of that. We also like to continuously change settings, sometimes we are shooting in New York but are debuting in Paris sometimes we are shooting in London and we debut in New York it all varies but we like to keep the perspective changing. This season we are introducing more objects that will be available alongside the clothing.

What are your thoughts on the state of high fashion and streetwear today?
To each its own.

Intersection of fashion and art?
The human form.

Read Full Article

What to Read Next

Here's When McDonald’s Szechuan Sauce Will Officially Return
Food & Beverage

Here's When McDonald’s Szechuan Sauce Will Officially Return

“Yeah, I’d like to get a 10-piece McNugget and a bunch of the szechuan sauce…”

HEAD PORTER Offers Vibrant Accessories for Spring/Summer 2018
Fashion

HEAD PORTER Offers Vibrant Accessories for Spring/Summer 2018

Neon tones, camo patterns, and more.

U.S. Women's Hockey Wins First Olympic Gold in 20 Years
Sports

U.S. Women's Hockey Wins First Olympic Gold in 20 Years

“It’s a dream come true.”


New Balance Coats the 574 Sport in "Dusted Peach"
Footwear

New Balance Coats the 574 Sport in "Dusted Peach"

The sleek 574 update returns with the perfect colorway for spring.

Stream Post Malone & Ty Dolla $ign's New Single, “Psycho”
Music

Stream Post Malone & Ty Dolla $ign's New Single, “Psycho”

A new release from Malone’s upcoming ‘Beerbongs & Bentleys’ album.

Nipsey Hussle Stars in New Action Packed Mini-Movie for "Hussle and Motivate"
Music

Nipsey Hussle Stars in New Action Packed Mini-Movie for "Hussle and Motivate"

Off his new ‘Victory Lap’ album out now.

More ▾
 
Subscribe to our Newsletter

Gain access to exclusive interviews with industry creatives, think pieces, trend forecasts, guides and more.

By subscribing, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Help us serve you better

We appreciate your support in allowing HYPEBEAST ads, where we can share contents from the latest fashion, to those culturally relevant. In adding HYPEBEAST to your ad blocker's whitelist, ads on our sites will show while you continue to browse.