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With the streetwear industry becoming increasingly saturated by grunge and punk-inspired themes, it becomes exponentially more difficult to find unique takes on the niche market. For SS17, 11 by Boris Bidjan Saberi finds the sweet spot between the contrasting themes of military and street gangs to answer the call for streetwear innovation.

Saberi takes to the “Dazzle” camouflage pattern for geometric pattern blocks in various colors. Inspired by the confusion-generating camouflage used on World War I warships, the contrast between patterning and color blocking used on pieces creates intense optical illusions unique on each. For symbolism, Saberi also chose to take inspiration from gangs and meaning behind their unifying symbols. The result is his cross symbol creation, composed of the two “1s” in his diffusion label’s name; the cross and various other symbolic images can be found on pieces such as the denim jacket.

In addition to new colorways being added to his catelogue, Saberi introduces new styles to his collection including a biker leather jacket, denim vest and workwear inspired garments. The fact that every material used on the pieces was hand-selected is a testament to the quality behind his work; combined with a deep consciousness of color usage, this update is sure to be a unique winner.

Look for the full SS17 11 by Boris Bidjan Saberi to launch in retailers such as SSENSE soon.

Words by Marcus Cho
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