Brand: Samuel Ross x Oakley
Key Pieces: The long sleeve tee with asymmetrical metallic panelling is a standout piece, articulating the blend of technical design and use of atypical materials that differentiates the collection.
Release Date: TBC but it should arrive sometime this spring
Buy: Oakley flagship stores and oakley.com
Editor’s Notes: Oakley and A-COLD-WALL* have reunited for a “Season 2” collection. As with the first, Ross lends his artistic vision to Oakley’s design and technical innovation. They have produced a functional collection of 30 utilitarian items that have abstract elements integrated throughout.
Many of the successful themes of their first capsule collection reappear for season two. Ross continues to draw from Oakley’s sportswear archives, producing functional items such as convertible pants and lightweight jackets that speak to the practical focus of both parties. Paint splatter from season 1 is one such motif that returns here, unifying long sleeve tees, shirts and jackets.
Elsewhere, Ross has reworked Oakley’s Gascan and M2 sunglasses, fitting them with color lenses that blend with the dystopian palette of the capsule.