Raised in California, Chicago-born creative director Matthew M. Williams has worked with top talents from the worlds of art, music, and fashion throughout his decade-long career, shaping a refined aesthetic universe grounded in street culture. A keen interest in the creative process of fashion has led Williams towards extensive research and development into garment construction and greater fashion philosophy to present his brand, 1017 ALYX 9SM. The comprehensive ready-to-wear and accessories collections harness inspiration from his California youth and global urban subcultures. Sustainability is a major focal point in Williams’ design and lifestyle. In June 2020 Williams was appointed Creative Director of the house of Givenchy.