You wait, your feet dangling. The ride begins and your breathing shallows as the machine creeps up the steel track, building anticipation. The rollercoaster turns up- side down, gripping you with dread. You feel a metal buckle pressing against your lower abdomen. Such is the gravity of the belt, fashion’s most existential accessory.
Made of tempered aluminium with a silver anodized finish, the ALYX x 032c belt is a replica of a buckle that creative director and newly-minted womenswear designer Matthew Williams found during a trip to the Six Flags Magic Mountain theme park. Its look simultaneously evokes stealth militarism and masochistic luxury, a frequency that rings of safe words and simulated danger.
The edition is limited to 100.