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Alyx designer Matthew Williams is selling his fashion archive on Grailed

The collection includes pieces from the likes of Dior, Louis Vuitton, and Raf Simons

Alyx founder Matthew Williams has amassed a legion of fans and collaborators since he started the label in the early 00s, with the likes of Lady Gaga, Kanye West, and Virgil Abloh among them. Recently he presented his first catwalk show in Paris, collaborated with Nike on a utilitarian, streetwear-inspired collection, and joined forces with Kim Jones to create the hardware featured in his debut Dior show. Not one to rest on his laurels, now he is selling his vast archive of clothing, all of which is currently listed on Grailed.  

The sale includes 135 items from his own brand, as well as a selection of personal items. One notable piece is the Leather King studded biker jacket that Lady Gaga’s “Telephone” video, which can be yours for $10,000. If you don’t have that reasonable amount of cash hanging around, other items start at $100, with each one accompanied by an anecdote written by the designer.

Explaining why he decided to sell his collection, Williams said he would much prefer the pieces were being worn and enjoyed, rather than being held in a storage unit. He told Vogue, “I think one of the reasons for me to do this project was that I hadn’t ever really been able to talk about the past 10 years of my work with my voice and have it just be exactly what happened from my point of view.”

A portion of the proceeds from the sale will go towards the MWW x SOL initiative, which benefits an orphanage in Kenya. Along with the archive sale, Grailed and Williams have published a timeline which charts the designer’s career and personal life, including his work on the Dior show, the time he made Kanye a custom jacket for the Grammys, and his #BEENTRILL# years.

The collection is now available to purchase on Grailed.