“There has to be an opposition to sportswear” – Justin O’ Shea, designer and founder of SSS World Corp.
For SSS World Corp’s SS19 collection, O’ Shea wanted to bring back the suit. To do this he widened the shoulder, kept the pant leg slim and went hard with the tribal prints and candy colors.
Walking to a soundtrack by Pantera, SSS World Corp’s dandy rockstars flexed in suits featuring pinstripes, metallic fabrics, python-print, and an early ’00s-esque tribal pattern in pink and yellow.
There also were graphic tees poking out from under the blazers, depicting a muscular kangaroo called ‘Roger’, and loud ‘SSS’ branding. On foot was an unexpected collaboration with Gieuseppe Zanotti, who created loafers in black, white and brown with silver ‘SSS’ embellishments over the top. Check out all the looks in the gallery above.
Here’s a closer look at the details from Virgil Abloh’s debut Louis Vuitton SS19 menswear collection.