Among the pieces shown were a pair of rubber shoes that are somewhere between the Yeezy Foam Runner and Williams' bold Mallow Wedge Givenchy shoe, injected with polymer and featuring an ergonomic upper, as well as a new pair of sneakers that could easily become ALYX's most popular silhouette thus far.
Staying true to the label's utilitarian aesthetic, the collection plays with a range of materials including leather, mesh, and the newly introduced shearling. Looking to the future, some of the shearling pieces have also been crafted to be reversible, allowing for flexibility in wear as well as a wider usage – an important move for the brand when it comes to sustainability.
The apparel juxtaposes sleek cuts with raw hems and stitching, combining colorful PVC materials with knitwear, but staying true to the label's idea of uniform.
As for accessories, the 1017 ALYX 9SM signature rollercoaster buckle makes its way onto several pieces, including a bucket hat, and square leather bags reign supreme. Sporty glasses with a thick plastic frame are also in focus, alongside Williams' own take on the Tabi shoe, which lands somewhere between a flip-flop and a mule.
All-in-all, the collection dubbed "FADE," combines everything we love about 1017 ALYX 9SM. The experimentation with new materials and futuristic shapes is a welcomed addition to the brand, and we're already counting down until the shoes hit shelves this fall.