C2H4 Clothing

Shanghai transplant Yixi Chen’s retro-futuristic Los Angeles label C2H4 is rooted in rebellion and scientific philosophy, plunging deep into an intergalactic underground culture through daringly experimental hi-tech garment construction. Named after the molecular formula for ethylene, which is a homophone for “Yixi” in Chinese, the label's innovative disposition deploys unconventional methods to create never-before-seen textiles, shaping a resoundingly distinct menswear aesthetic. After leaving China at age 17 to study film and theatre at the University of California, Chen dropped out to pursue a career in fashion, launching C2H4 in 2014. Her combined love for cinema and science-fiction subculture generated an all-consuming interest in the field of garment and textile design, casting her on a subversive path of sartorial storytelling. Concepts range from hypothetical space scientists to binary codes and DNA’s nucleobases, producing sport and streetwear-inspired designs with forward-thinking functionality emphatic hardware intricacies. Using her studio as a laboratory, Chen’s meticulous approach elevates wardrobe mainstays like lounge pants, shorts and jackets into space-age casualwear with contrast piping and 3M reflective elements. Achromatic t-shirts and hoodies with bungee-drawstrings are ironically modernized with vintage tech and sci-fi-inspired graphics and logos.

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C2H4 - Grey Vagrant Double Layer Distressed Hoodie

C2H4

Grey Vagrant Double Layer Distressed Hoodie

$430

C2H4 - Grey Down Stitch Jacket

C2H4

Grey Down Stitch Jacket

$775

C2H4 - Grey Mock Neck Sweatshirt

C2H4

Grey Mock Neck Sweatshirt

$190

C2H4 - Black Buckle Lounge Pants

C2H4

Black Buckle Lounge Pants

$215

C2H4 - Silver STAI Buckle Track Pants

C2H4

Silver STAI Buckle Track Pants

$215

C2H4 - Black Trailblazer Pleated Turn-Up Trousers

C2H4

Black Trailblazer Pleated Turn-Up Trousers

$265

C2H4 - Pink Agitator Distressed Hoodie

C2H4

Pink Agitator Distressed Hoodie

$285

C2H4 - Black Interstellar Liaison Zip-Up Jacket

C2H4

Black Interstellar Liaison Zip-Up Jacket

$330

C2H4 - Black Illusion Of Euphoria T-Shirt

C2H4

Black Illusion Of Euphoria T-Shirt

$115

C2H4 - White Distorted Horizon Coordinate T-Shirt

C2H4

White Distorted Horizon Coordinate T-Shirt

$115

C2H4 - Grey 3M Bandwidth Cords Hoodie

C2H4

Grey 3M Bandwidth Cords Hoodie

$290

C2H4 - Black Company Logo Hoodie

C2H4

Black Company Logo Hoodie

$265

C2H4 - Black 3M Bandwidth Vest

C2H4

Black 3M Bandwidth Vest

$460

C2H4 - Black Memory Supervisor Hoodie

C2H4

Black Memory Supervisor Hoodie

$230

C2H4 - Grey Agitator Distressed Layered Sweatshirt

C2H4

Grey Agitator Distressed Layered Sweatshirt

$295

C2H4 - Silver Reflective MTRO Piped 3M Track Jacket

C2H4

Silver Reflective MTRO Piped 3M Track Jacket

$335

C2H4 - Grey Time Secret-Service Short Sleeve Jumpsuit

C2H4

Grey Time Secret-Service Short Sleeve Jumpsuit

$895

C2H4 - Grey Asymmetric Agitator Distressed Sweatpants

C2H4

Grey Asymmetric Agitator Distressed Sweatpants

$215

C2H4 - Grey Memory Supervisor Gilet

C2H4

Grey Memory Supervisor Gilet

$500

C2H4 - Black Brain Capacity Figuration Graph Hoodie

C2H4

Black Brain Capacity Figuration Graph Hoodie

$265

C2H4 - Grey Half-Zip Jacket

C2H4

Grey Half-Zip Jacket

$250

C2H4 - White Time Secret-Service Short Sleeve Shirt

C2H4

White Time Secret-Service Short Sleeve Shirt

$180

C2H4 - Grey Matrix Of Consciousness T-Shirt

C2H4

Grey Matrix Of Consciousness T-Shirt

$115

C2H4 - Black Interstellar Liaison Technician Track Pants

C2H4

Black Interstellar Liaison Technician Track Pants

$290

C2H4 - Grey Colorblocked 3M Tactical Vest

C2H4

Grey Colorblocked 3M Tactical Vest

$630

C2H4 - Grey 3M Track Jacket

C2H4

Grey 3M Track Jacket

$390

C2H4 - Grey 3M Logo Print Track Pants

C2H4

Grey 3M Logo Print Track Pants

$255

C2H4 - Grey & Black Tactical Jacket

C2H4

Grey & Black Tactical Jacket

$580

C2H4 - Grey 3M Logo Print Track Pants

C2H4

Grey 3M Logo Print Track Pants

$255

C2H4 - Grey Utility Shorts

C2H4

Grey Utility Shorts

$305

C2H4 - Grey Utility Shorts

C2H4

Grey Utility Shorts

$305

C2H4 - Grey Disposed Flashdrive Short Sleeve Shirt

C2H4

Grey Disposed Flashdrive Short Sleeve Shirt

$265

C2H4 - Grey Company Logo T-Shirt

C2H4

Grey Company Logo T-Shirt

$95

C2H4 - Grey Instruction Print T-Shirt

C2H4

Grey Instruction Print T-Shirt

$115

C2H4 - Black 3M Bandwidth Track Pants

C2H4

Black 3M Bandwidth Track Pants

$265

C2H4 - Grey 3M Panelled Shorts

C2H4

Grey 3M Panelled Shorts

$180