Officially a collaboration between 424, Alpha Industries, and Slam Jam, the capsule consists of a range of military inspired outerwear, a bag, and a pair of trousers. The inspiration is a mixture of punk and military, with campaigns featuring a decidedly skinhead aesthetic for models and shots. The pieces themselves, owing to their history as Alpha Industries staples, have long military traditions and lineages, such as the M-65 field jacket and the MA-1 bomber. These lineages are both used directly, and also played upon and reinvented by Guillermo Andrade and the 424 team, with distressing, additional features, and patterns and iconography from the design team. The collection also features a subtle and rare return of 424's famous armband, a controversial and iconic design which still endures to many, and which has not been produced in recent seasons. The band in question features on the deck jacket, while 424 branding is also visible on the military trench. Other notable designs include the asymmetrical bomber, a rugged twist on Alpha Industries classic design, and one which is sure to turn heads. Furthermore, much of the collection is produced in Italy, an assurance of quality and tailoring.
The launch of the collection will be at 4PM Saturday with an in-store event, with food and drinks, followed by an online release shortly thereafter. You can shop our other 424 collections by clicking here.