Having known Alex Lee and Will Thomson of XXBC (Twenty B.C.) for some time, it’s great to see their work come to fruition in a hard-hitting debut collection. The lookbook is an amalgamation of the their personal inspirations in photo form. The two have been successful in turning their own unique personal style into a full-fledged brand. The initial collection intersperses sweatshirt material with vintage fabric cut in a relaxed slouchy fit. They provided me with the word-association like assemblage of reference points which pretty much sums up where collection 1 is coming from.
“Almonds & braided pretzel twists. USPS winter uniforms. Hurricane Chris. Makaveli Branded Clothing. Dior Monsieur. Christopher Moltisanti. Ramen. Starter. Kacy World Colors. Mark McGwire. Dollar pizza. Regular-ass dudes. Word art. Shirts with flames or dragons on them. Scarface varsity jackets. Recess. Dapper Dan. Tommy
Hilfiger. Cash Money Records. Crosby Deli. Coogi suits. Norma Kamali 1981. Your grandmother’s living room sofa. FUBU. eBay. Jersey City. New York City. XXBC. Collection I.
Check out my previous interview with Alex and Will (founders of XXBC) HERE
Photos by James Parker
Creative Direction by Will Thompson, Alex Lee and Rhamier Auguste
Model: Erica Lusha
Hair/Make-up: Michela Wariebi
See the rest of the lookbook after the jump