The Classic Mackintosh Mac Gets A Makeover by Alyx & Nick Knight
Now here’s a real triple threat if we ever heard one: Alyx, Mackintosh and Nick Knight. A proper triumvirate. So Alyx and Mackintosh have come together again to create what is, quite possibly, the hooded trench coat of our dreams. All with a little help from the image-maker extraordinaire that is Nick Knight.
With poppered vents up the side and buckle-up straps inside which fasten around the legs, everything is designed to a T (but what else would you expect?) And the back of the macs feature a print of one of Nick Knight’s light paintings. “I have always admired Nick’s work, both photography and painting. We discussed different images for this and both felt that the light painting image was aesthetically a nice choice for the Mackintosh,” explains Matthew Williams, Alyx’s creative director.
“We have collaborated with Mackintosh for several seasons now. I have always admired their history and craftsmanship,” continues Matthew. “Mackintosh makes a extremely unique product. As a brand Alyx uses collaboration as a way to honour this heritage brand and use their fabrication and development alongside our own design elements and hardware to create unique pieces which well represent both collaborators.” Name a more a more iconic trio… we’ll wait.
Nick Knight for Mackintosh x Alyx launches tomorrow, 14th September exclusively at the Mackintosh flagship in London.