While considered the contemporary face of the label, 11 By Boris Bidjan Saberi slowly but surely bridges the gap between modern high-street style and the esoteric aesthetic of which the mainline is celebrated. Retaining focus on practical and functional garments, 11 By BBS is a line for the active, the street-savvy, and the fashionable, drawing influence from urban culture and the military.
This season 11 BY BBS continues its now-regular collaboration with French sportswear label Salomon, reproducing familiar footwear models with new colour schemes. The XT-4 and Odyssey Mid adopt the practical designs from Salomon Labs and also sport the unique dyeing treatment more commonly seen in mainline Boris Bidjan Saberi, resulting in sturdy shoes fit for a dystopia. The XT-4’s contrasting colour scheme and bold textile pattern presents a more high-tech look while the unevenly dyed Odyssey retains a distressed, archaic aesthetic.
Staple accessories in the 11 BY BBS collection include backpacks, socks, and headwear. For this season, the label once again works with New Era for a collection of classic, minimal, well-fitting caps and hats. The designs are tasteful and elegant, with small yet striking logos embroidered on the front. The caps also sport subtle mesh-like perforations on the side, dotted in the shape of the namesake 11.
As the more streetwear-centric label, graphic tees are an essential part of the collection. By revisiting classic designs and motifs, the label weaves a sense of timelessness throughout its collection. The block print tee is vivid and distinct, utilising negative space to catch the eye, while the middle finger tee makes use of unsubtle imagery and slogans (elements first appearing in SS16) to celebrate youth culture and rebellion.
body text from L'armoire Singapore (https://larmoire-singapore.com/11-by-boris-bidjan-saberi-autumn-winter-2019-first-delivery/)