1017 ALYX 9SM: SIGNATURE BUCKLE NECKLACE INSPIRED BY THE 70S

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By Balthazar Malevolent

1017 ALYX 9SM: SIGNATURE BUCKLE NECKLACE INSPIRED BY THE 70S

1017 ALYX 9SM launched a new version of its Buckle necklace — it is only finished in an antique-effect gold-tone and comes with a nod the '70s with a modern laser-engraved nameplate. 

In the 1970s, nameplates were common in New York graffiti and hip-hop cultures as they are synonymous with the bust down jewelry scene and are a popular choice for any discerning drip enthusiast. 

Matthew M Williams, who has been recently appointed as the new creative director of Givenchy, has updated the Buckle necklace - a signature of his label - with a nameplate, reading out the full name of the brand. Turning the necklace around, you'll find a buckle rollercoaster system in black, engraved with technical information and more branding. 

The new piece is made of brass and is covered in a vintage gold-tone effect that is slightly lacquered. Look at the 1017 ALYX 9SM Buckle necklace below, it is retailing for $530 dollars.

"I called ALYX after my daughter and it's all very personal about this project. I was thinking it had to be that way, because, you know, there are so many clothes in the world, so many things about selling actually. I felt like doing a dedicated job, in a lifelong project that needed to be intimate. Every time I think about a collection, it is 'what does it mean to live today,' 'what's important for clothing to be today,' 'how can these pieces be timeless,' I think that's leading me to what those collections look like, and building on the stepping stones we've been leading in the past.' 

- Matthew M. Guillaume

In other news, Takay, The Japanese photographer, filmed models in Yohji Yamamoto classic uniforms, some with new design twists in an imaginary show with soft and jazzy music and occasional close-up displays to show the details of the signature looks: easily recognizable Yohji styles with the slouchy silhouettes and military uniform garments.

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