London street culture and the zeitgeist of Britain's working class, Samuel Ross launched A-Cold-Wall* in the fall of 2015 to reflect hegemonic disparities and youth expression in contemporary fashion. The directional aesthetic of Ross' men’s ready-to-wear line is informed by his studies in both graphic design and illustration, and creative work alongside Off-White's Virgil Abloh. His distinctly multidisciplinary vision is present in handcrafted graphic t-shirts and reversible French terry hoodies. Pairing logo-printed pullovers, lounge pants, and hooded jackets, A-Cold-Wall* is the curated product of unconventional tailoring and streamlined design.
A.P.C. is a French ready-to-wear brand founded in 1987 by the Tunisian Jewish fashion designer Jean Touitou in Paris. A.P.C. stands for Atelier de Production et de Création.
Acne Studios emerged in 1996 and stands for "Ambition to Create Novel Expressions."Jonny Johansson is the creative director of this lifestyle brand, first known for their unisex denim and custom developed fabrics that evolved in a desired creative brand.
The adidas collection features technical fabrics, evocative prints and utilitarian details that exemplify the label's directional attitude. Discover smooth athletic pieces with functional touches alongside plush streetwear-inspired designs in a palette of vivid tones.
adidas by Raf Simons
adidas by Raf Simons activewear collection brings together adidas’ sporting expertise and designer Raf Simons’ avant-garde approach. The iconic fashion line features cult sneakers in youthful designs with sharp detailing and rich, vibrant colors.
adidas by STELLA MCCARTNEY
adidas by Stella McCartney is designed positively with both you and the environment in mind – more than half of its range of apparel and footwear is made with recycled materials.
Adidas Consortium is a network of several shops, which have access to the most unique adidas releases available only at these shops. Adidas Consortium sneakers are very limited in the world and available in only hundreds of items.
adidas Originals by ALEXANDER WANG
New York-based designer Alexander Wang teams up with iconic German sportswear label, adidas Originals for a dynamic collaboration that opposes convention and blurs the lines between luxury fashion and streetwear. adidas Originals by Alexander Wang’s line of unisex apparel and sneakers subverts the ubiquity of adidas’ iconography, inverting and deconstructing the athletic brand’s Trefoil logo and emblematic 3-stripes in an irreverent nod to bootleg culture.
Renowned Japanese designer Yohji Yamamoto partners up with adidas to bring elegance and a revolutionary aesthetic to create the future of sportswear.
Alexander Wang is a New York based fashion designer who's best known for his unisex silhouettes and dark urban aesthetic, producing both men’s and womenswear, as well as footwear, handbags and accessories. Wang founded his namesake label in 2004 and debuted at New York Fashion Week in 2007, the designer received the CFDA Vogue Fashion Fund Award in 2008 and has collaborated with various industry giants such as H&M and adidas Originals over the years. Alexander Wang has also established a sub-label titled T by Alexander Wang, recognized for its off-duty aesthetic.
Alpha Industries is an American clothing manufacturer founded in 1959 in Knoxville, Tennessee and specialized in American military style and fashion apparel. Alpha makes items such as flight jackets and vests, and has made jackets for the military of the United States like the M65 Jacket for over half a century.
AMBUSH® is a contemporary Japanese jewelry label founded by VERBAL and YOON in 2008. The label has partnered with a variety of influential brands and designers including A Bathing Ape®, NIGO, Maison Kitsune, Sacai and UNDERCOVER.
Founded in 2011 by the Parisian designer Alexandre Mattiussi, AMI, stands for 'friend' in French that offers a stylish and comprehensive wardrobe and blurs the boundaries between both casual and chic.
Arc’teryx is a Canadian outdoor clothing and sporting goods company founded by Dave Lane and Jeremy Guard, in 1989. Arc’teryx offerings consist of climbing, skiing, snowboarding, backpacking, and hiking-related gear.
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Known to captivate creatives with his anime approach to art and signature “superflat” technique, the world-renowned artist continues his longstanding collaboration with Complex. From creating the cover art for Kanye West's Graduation album to producing famed accessory collaborations with Louis Vuitton, Murakami converges art and fashion in a whimsical and influential way. Since ComplexCon's inception in 2016, Murakami has been heavily involved as an art director and created a series of new pieces that feature his signature Kaikai Kiki characters alongside his mesmerizing 'Flowers' motifs.
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Mr. Kihachiro Onitsuka began his athletic footwear company Onitsuka Co., Ltd. in 1949 by manufacturing basketball shoes out of his living room in Kobe, Japan. He chose the name ASICS for his company in 1977 that based on a famous Latin phrase "Anima Sana In Corpore Sano," which means an ancient ideal of "A Sound Mind in a Sound Body." Taking the acronym of this phrase, ASICS was founded on the belief that the best way to create a healthy and happy lifestyle is to promote total health and fitness.
Hey my dude - where you off to? Need a cool accessory to store all your valuables? We figured because that plastic shopping bag from your local bodega isn't going to cut it anymore. A sleek yet sick backpack is all you need to help you stay organized if you're still in school. And if you're the 9-5 guy then all you need is a handsome rucksack to carry your work laptop and gym essentials without looking disheveled on your morning commute. We scoured the SHOP to narrow down what you need to put all your cool clothes when you're going to cool places.
Pioneer of the cocoon coat, balloon skirt, and high-low hem, Cristóbal Balenciaga’s eponymous house was founded in Paris in 1919. Today, under the direction of Demna Gvasalia, the label integrates subversive and experimental designs with iconic house codes. Passionately followed by fashion insiders, Balenciaga continues to introduce new architectural shapes, custom fabrics, and luxe leather accessories.
We dig a lot of functional things here at Complex, but undeniably these are rarely priced in the double-digit section. Whether we're thinking about tackling that so-called new year's resolution, copping a new T-Shirt, or furnishing the crib, we can always use a new beanie in our wardrobe rotation. In other words, we have plenty and want to share some our favorites. Here's a round up of our beloved and super affordable beanies in some high-quality fabric knits - no poms included.
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Billionaire Boys Club
Founded by Pharrell Williams, Billionaire Boys Club is a globally recognized clothing and accessories brand whose blend of streetwear and luxury has influenced countless pockets of fashion, music, design and culture. The brand embraces the originality and self rather than the direct financial realities of its name: "Wealth is of the heart and mind, not the pocket.”
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CALVIN KLEIN JEANS EST. 1978
Introducing a new label, dubbed “EST. 1978, ” the sportswear brand honors its founding year and celebrates the American brand’s heritage. CALVIN KLEIN JEANS EST. 1978 represents a new generation of denim enthusiasts that continues to provoke and innovate.
Founded in a small warehouse in Toronto, Canada in 1957, Canada Goose has grown into one of the world’s leading makers of performance luxury apparel. From Antarctic research facilities and the Canadian High Arctic, every collection is reflected by the rugged demands of the Arctic and inspired by relentless innovation and quality craftsmanship. Canada Goose is a recognized leader for its Made in Canada commitment, and is a long-time partner of Polar Bears International.
Founded by Hamilton Carhartt in Detroit, the company started out producing work overalls in 1889. Evolving from the Carhartt legacy, Carhartt Work In Progress (Carhartt WIP) represents the forward-thinking way of living that still encompasses the classic aesthetics of the iconic brand. Carhartt Work In Progress introduced the brand's authentic designs and craftsmanship across Europe in the 1990s.
Known for its ultimate toughness of the G-Shock brand and vintage watch styles, Casio produces durable digital and analog-digital watches in the industry, trusted by military personnel, law enforcement, surfers and outdoor enthusiasts around the world.
Established in 1919 in Rochester, NY, Champion is the classic American sportswear brand. The collection features men's essentials boasting the emblematic "C" logo including reverse weave, heavyweight fleece crewnecks, hooded sweatshirts, lounge pants, and shorts. The brand continues to evoke a modern aesthetic while preserving Champion’s connection to heritage sportswear nostalgia.
Designed by Noriko Machida, Chimala is based in New York, but 100% crafted in Japan from Japanese fabrics. Chimala creates its unique look by pursuing the best fabrics of the highest quality and by obtaining the most sophisticated skills in production from the finest Japanese artisans. Inspired by vintage 50′s – 70′s workwear, Chimala is known for its artisanal washing and distressing methods. Jeans, denim shirts, and basics are the core of every Chimala collection. Literally effortless in the most stylish way possible.
CMMN SWDN is a menswear brand with the aim to create a hybrid of quality wardrobe staples and progressive standout pieces. There’s a constant play on contrary elements that are interconnected and combined to create a balance. By fusing the originality and eccentricity of youth subcultures with the sharpness and elegance of classical sartorial menswear, CMMN SWDN proposes a new image of masculinity.
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Comme des Garçons
Comme des Garçons is a Japanese fashion label founded by and headed by Rei Kawakubo. It is based in Tokyo and also in the Place Vendôme in Paris, the city in which they show their main collections during Paris Fashion Week and Paris Men's Fashion Week.
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This Japanese fashion label was founded by Rei Kawakubo. Based in Tokyo and Paris, this brand receives extra spotlight during Paris Men's Fashion Weeks.
The design team of Common Projects is inspired by the lines and shapes of everyday objects. Pieces are designed with a tailored eye using the finest materials.
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Converse is best known for its iconic All-Star sneaker, first introduced to the world by basketball player Chuck Taylor. Founded by Marquis Mills in 1909, the American labels popular models include the Chuck 70s, One Star and Jack Purcell, among others. The classic Chuck Taylor All-Star is available in both high top and low top options and receive constant updates each season with fresh colorways, prints and materials suitable for everyday wear. Converse has also collaborated with a slew of influential names such as Off-White™ c/o Virgil Abloh, JW Anderson, Dover Street Market, Coca-Cola and Miley Cyrus, to name a few.
London born designer Craig Green established his namesake label in 2012, upon graduating the Fashion MA at Central Saint Martins. His designs are carried at Selfridges, Galeries Lafayette among others. More recently, the director Ridley Scott tapped him to design costumes for Alien: Covenant.
As winter is officially here, we're embracing a more relaxed style. Plain yet simple, comfortable cotton staples like sweatshirts, sweatpants and T-Shirts (paired with some fresh sneakers) are an arsenal must as well as parkas. Ultimately, does well-manner style have to be so buttoned-up? This season, the latest assortment of on-point sweatshirts from Acne Studios and Undercover are modern renditions of the classic gym class pullovers complete with unique details like arm graphics, pouch pockets and artwork. Get your layered fix and scroll down for our picks below.
Denim is the wardrobe essential that will never let you down. It's versatile enough to be worn casually with a t-shirt or a button down shirt, jeans are probably the most worn items in your closet. And with time, they begin to take your shape and form, making them your favorite go-to.
Luckily for you, a handful of designers are pushing boundaries by offering modern updates. Whether you're searching for the perfect wash, fit or comfort, we've scoured some options via our shop that will undeniably make you cool in 2020. Check our guide to the denim essentials.