The xx have introduced a capsule assortment with designer Raf Simons. It’s impressed by their self-titled debut, celebrating its 10th anniversary earlier this yr. The set fashions imagery from the album artwork into T-shirts, patches, a cap, and a set of pins; you may as well decide up a “collectible presentation field.” The capsule drops December 12 on the xx’s on-line retailer. Under, take a look at some photographs of the set, shot by Willy Vanderperre for System Journal.
In a press launch, the xx’s Romy Madley Croft praises Simons’ strategy to band collaborations that “felt like an homage to merch whereas being one thing utterly new and totally different.” She provides: “The idea of the DIY facet within the 10th anniversary merch assortment, utilizing patches and pinning them on your self, is one thing that feels very teenage to me. This hyperlinks properly with the primary album—we have been youngsters once we wrote the songs, and I used to be positively doing that sort of factor with what I used to be sporting. I bought in bother at college as a result of I used to be slicing up my uniform. My dad as soon as bought a voicemail from college saying ‘She seemed like she was going to a rock live performance,’ which I assumed was hilarious. I really like that Raf needed to mix these concepts from him assortment into our collaboration.”
Simons provides: “The album xx represents a really distinct sensibility linked to youth tradition on the time. It succeeds in articulating and placing into phrases what’s going on within the minds of youngsters after they’re coping with love, heartbreak, friendships. And never within the stereotypical manner, it appeared far more actual in a manner. Extra genuine.”
Simons has historical past with the band: Again in 2014, he invited them to carry out at New York’s Guggenheim Museum, earlier than capturing the “I Dare You” video with photographer Alasdair McLellan in 2017.