Browse all

The collab between The xx and Raf Simons has been confirmed

It will drop on December 12th

The collab between The xx and Raf Simons has been confirmed It will drop on December 12th

UPDATE 06/12/2019: After being officially confirmed a few days ago, the collaboration between Raf Simons and The xx has finally appeared. The celebratory capsule includes limited-edition t-shirts, hats, brooches and patches. The collabo marks the tenth anniversary of the band's debut album. The highlight of the collection are the digitally printed cotton patches with which to customize the clothes. There are already two exclusive boxes on The xx's website, each containing five patches of different sizes and X-shaped pins with the initials R.F. About his admiration for the band Simons said:

“The album represents a very distinct sensibility linked to youth culture at the time. It succeeds in articulating and putting into words what is going on in the minds of kids when they’re dealing with love, heartbreak, friendships. And not in the stereotypical way, it seemed much more real in a way. More authentic”.

The release dates of the complete collection are set for December 12th and the capsule will arrive in selected Raf Simons stores, on the band's website and in Japan's Dover Street Markets.

Today, on the Instagram page of the English band The xx, a shot by Willy Van Der Perre appeared showing singer Oliver Sim in a turtleneck decorated with an "X" brooch engraved on the initials R.S. The enigmatic caption says "Raf Simons / The xx coming soon!" And Raf Simons, the photographer and System Magazine are tagged. Shortly after, the designer posted on his Instagram page the complete series of portaits, depicting all three members of the band. Could this be the teaser for an upcoming collaboration?

Raf Simons loves music and has always incorporated references to his favourite bands in his work. In this sense, his FW98 "Radioactivity" collections modelled on the Kraftwerk aesthetic, the FW 2001-2002 "Riot, Riot, Riot" that took up the iconography of the band Manic Street Preachers and the FW03-04 "Closer" that drew from Peter Saville's graphics for New Order and Joy Division. As for The xx, Simons had collaborated with them and photographer and filmmaker Alasdair McLellan on the music video for I Dare You two years ago. 

Keep following nss magazine for all the updates on the new The xx's project with Raf Simons.