424 is one of those quintessential, locally produced Los Angeles brands whose elevated streetwear – artfully frayed hoodies, Pantone graphics, high-end athleisure – has become synonymous with a contemporary West Coast style.
For SS19, designer Guillermo Andrade looked at death of the American Dream. Titled the “friEND of America” collection, the outlook isn’t exactly optimistic, but instead speaks to some of the realities that immigrants such as Andrade (he’s originally from Guatemala), are having to face in modern America.
Andrade’s interpretation of the current US landscape can be seen in a couple of key pieces. Firstly, the photographic prints across hoodies, pants and canvas jackets depict a clean image of American living, which twists and distorts towards the bottom of the garment. Secondly, in the denim varsity jacket (an interesting combination of two Americana staples), ‘USA’ is printed in a loud, but faded, font on the front. It’s as if you’re shopping in a Los Angeles vintage store from a dystopian future.
Other items in the drop include beige chino pants, pinstripes shirts and drawstring pants, red tartan pants, leather shirts, faded block color hoodies and black bomber jackets. Check out all the looks in the gallery above and check back for more info on how to cop.
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