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1017 Alyx 9SM Fall 2019

A black-clad Kaia Gerber opened the 1017 Alyx 9SM show, held on the seventh floor of the former headquarters of French newspaper Libération, to a crowd of enthusiasts including Blood Orange front man Dev Hynes.
The collection was somber – half of the silhouettes were fully black looks – but that only forced the eye to linger on the well-crafted details of Matthew Williams’ second Paris show.
“I don’t really design in themes, so it’s more an evolution of the aesthetic of Alyx and the different fabrics and materials that we’ve done in the past,” the designer said backstage, wearing a cross-body bag featuring the signature buckle he designed for Kim Jones’ Dior Men.
The ubiquitous buckle was developed this season into its first molded nylon version, which is lighter than the metal one and allowed for different applications. Women wore them around their necks, either on bare skin or over a high-collared knit.
Williams, who is part of Kanye West’s posse (The pair go way back: the designer was art director of Donda, West’s creative agency, and co-founded the DJ and art collective Been Trill with Heron Preston and Virgil Abloh,) continued to push the boundaries of garment crafting in this highly technical

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