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XB OFCL IS A DESIGNER COLLECTIVE INTENDED TO DISRUPT PRE-CONCEIVED OPINIONS OF MENSWEAR WITH AN EVOLUTIONARY AND SOCIO-POLITICAL PERSPECTIVE. XB OFCL IS FOR OUTLIERS WHO SEEK INIMITABLE GARMENTS THAT FORTIFY REBELLIOUS AND PROGRESSIVE IDEOLOGIES.XB OFCL CONTEXTUALIZES THE ANGST IN MODERN NARRATIVES VIA RIGOROUS PROCESSING OF EACH INDIVIDUAL GARMENT. THERE ARENOBASICS. AGARMENTBEGINSWITHHUMBLEFABRICATIONS SUCH AS INDUSTRIAL NYLON AND HEAVY CANVAS BUT THEN EXPERIENCE MULTIPLE STAGES OF WASHING, DYEING, DISTRESSING, ASSEMBLING, DECONSTRUCTING, RECONSTRUCTING AND ARE ALWAYS FINISHED OFF WITH SIGNATURE BRUTALIST HARDWARE DETAILS.

THE EFFECT IS A MEN’S WARDROBE THAT UNIFIES ROUGH MASCULINITY WITH EFFORTLESS INSOUCIANCE. AS A COLLECTIVE, XB OFCL DEFIES BANALITY THROUGH COLLABORATIVE PROJECTS AND PUSHING BOUNDARIES WITH FASHION-OUTSIDERS. WHILE THE CONCEPT IS SIMULTANEOUSLY CEREBRAL, NON-CONFORMING AND SUBVERSIVE, THE GARMENTS ARE VIABLE FOR EVERYDAY USE.

XB OFCL’S AUTUMN/WINTER 2017 INAUGURAL MENSWEAR COLLECTION IS ENTITLED: “CITIZEN.” IT IS A CALL-TO-ARMS ADVOCATING FOR AND GUARDING THE FREEDOMS AND SAFETY THAT ALL GLOBAL CITIZENS DESERVE. WE LIVE IN TIMES OF UNCERTAINTYANDTHEPALPITATINGANGSTGROWS. VIOLENCEAND RACIALTENSIONSAREPROLIFERATING. MANYNEEDPROTECTION.XB OFCL IS A COLLECTIVE. EVERY SEASON, XB OFCL WILL COLLABORATE WITH COMPANIES AND INDIVIDUALS WHO CAN BRING NEVER-BEFORE-SEEN ELEMENTS TO THE COLLECTION. AW17’S HALLMARK COLLABORATION IS WITH A TOP-SECRET MANUFACTURER THAT HAS CREATED (GENUINE) DENIM BULLETPROOF VESTS AND ITS CORRESPONDING CHEST RIGS TWEAKED WITH SIGNATURE XB OFCL HARDWARE AND DETAILS. THE DETAILS THAT ARE FOUND THROUGHOUT THE LINE-UP LIKE THE MAGAZINE CLIP POCKETS AND DISTINCTIVE PANELING ARE DERIVED FROM THIS SOURCE.

XB OFCL IS A MEN’S BRAND HEAVILY INFLUENCED BY CEREBRAL CONCEPTS REINTERPRETED INTO REAL-WORLD AND VIABLE WARDROBE ESSENTIALS. THE “CITIZEN” COLLECTION TAKES MILITARY-GRADE TACTICAL GEAR, DECONSTRUCTS THEM, AND REINTRODUCES THEM IN HUMBLE INDUSTRIAL NYLON AND CANVAS GARNISHED WITH LUXURIOUSLY BRUTALIST ELEMENTS MIXED WITH SUBTLE PUNK AND BONDAGE REFERENCES.

ANOTHER COLLABORATION IS WITH BERLIN BASED ARTIST; CHRISTA JOO HYUN D’ANGELO WHO CREATED COLLAGE PRINTS BASED ON IMAGES FROM RECENT PROTESTS, RIOTS, AND POP CULTURE ICONS THAT EMBODY SOCIAL PROGRESSION. THESE APPEAR ON THE BACKSOFRAINCOATSANDT-SHIRTS. XBOFCLALSOPARTNERED WITH A LOS ANGELES BASED DENIM LAUNDRY TO CREATE THIS SEASON’S STUDDED SLIM LEG JEANS THAT ARE RIDDLED WITH BULLET HOLES VIA TECHNOLOGICAL ADVANCEMENTS: LASER.

OF COURSE, THERE ARE HINTS OF FOX FUR ADDING AN ELEMENT OF LUXURY TO THE LINING OF AN INDUSTRIAL NYLON PARKA THAT CAN BE WORN IN FOUR DIFFERENT WAYS. A NYLON BOMBER EMBELLISHED WITH SIGNATURE XB OFCL GROMMETS AND MAGAZINE CLIP POCKETS HAS THE FOX FUR LINING, TOO. THERE IS ALSO AN OVER-THE-TOP COYOTE FUR COAT WITH BRUTALIST METAL STUD INSETS.

THE XB OFCL COLLECTIVE IS A REFLECTION OF THE TIMES AND THE DESIRE TO SPREAD BOTH HOPE AND INDIVIDUALITY. WE FEEL THAT IN TIMES OF INSECURITY, WE CREATORS SHOULD BRING FORTH IDEAS THAT CAN RETURN A SENSE OF OPTIMISM INTO THE HEARTS OF THOSE WHO NEED IT MOST. “CITIZEN” DOES NOT INTEND TO TAKE A POLITICAL STANCE; RATHER IT FORMS A PLATFORM FOR FURTHER DISCUSSION AND A PASSAGE TOWARD LOVE.