For the penultimate show of this season’s Paris Fashion Week, Matthew M. Williams unveiled the 1017 ALYX 9SM collection for Fall/Winter 2019. The collection itself was packed with collaborations, including Italian technical specialist Majocchi and Japanese denim and leather company Blackmeans, as well as continuations of the label’s work with Nike and Mackintosh.
The collection itself saw an evolution of classic ALYX design touches. The label’s signature buckle was redesigned in a nylon construction, which gives the piece a high-density but more lightweight feel. Elsewhere, the Fall/Winter 2019 collection featured a new camouflage print, developed by artisans applying color to garments using sponges and other tools, meaning each piece is unique.
The FW19 show began with a number of all-black menswear and womenswear looks, before bright red pieces were added to the collection. Key themes throughout the collection included technical wear — which was developed with Majocchi and includes technical ripstop and fleece bonded with 3-layer Japanese mesh — as well as utilitarian and military influences.
The seasonal range of footwear, this time around, utilizes a new Vibram-infused sole unit that expresses a striking sporty aesthetic. Applied on an array of sneakers, boots and formal shoes, the ALYX’s FW19 footwear is defined by an expanisve and dynamic nature. For the Nike collaboration, which was described as “ALYX NIKE ESSENTIALS,” the accompanying show notes explained that the ALYX team had “manipulated and altered Nike’s basic garments, to strategically disrupt their details and create new meaning.”
Take a first look at 1017 ALYX 9SM’s FW19 collection in the gallery above. For more from Paris Fashion Week, go inside Fear of God’s showroom and see what Jerry Lorenzo had to say about the Sixth Collection.