Much like their SS21 collection titled “GODSTAR” that was a tribute to the late  Genesis P-Orridge, “Ace of Spades” is an homage to the late Lemmy Kilmister from Motörhead. Every Spring/Summer collection moving forward will be a tribute to a creative that has inspired us– in one way or another. 

Reworking and reimagining signature pieces from the brands previous collections, “Ace of Spades” is an amalgamation of elements that were featured before: “Y” yokes, back utility pockets, exaggerated extenders, adjusters, and boot/flare zippers. In addition to slight adjustments of silhouettes and a more liberal use of colour and animal prints, the recreated pieces also feature more signature hardware, such as the floral concho and snap buttons with the Youths In Balaclava logo embossed. Most of the graphics present in this collection are reactions to the songs of Motörhead, while the rest are the four suits that represent the different aspects of the brand.

Apart from the title “Ace of Spades” sharing its name with Motörhead’s fourth studio album, the inspiration derived from the late  was less direct and literal; small elements of interest– such as the silhouette of Lemmy Kilmister– acted as more of a jumping-off point to be viewed through the lens of the brand. 

In addition to being an homage collection, “Ace of Spades” also serves as a proper introduction to the Spades suit; which represents the Youths In Balaclava mainline collections.