C2H4

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.

C2H4 - White Asics Edition GEL-FujiTrabuco 7 SPS Sneakers

C2H4

White Asics Edition GEL-FujiTrabuco 7 SPS Sneakers

£210

C2H4 - Black Agitator Distressed Hybrid Gloves

C2H4

Black Agitator Distressed Hybrid Gloves

£65

C2H4 - Grey Vagrant Double Layer Distressed Hoodie

C2H4

Grey Vagrant Double Layer Distressed Hoodie

£375

C2H4 - Grey Mock Neck Sweatshirt

C2H4

Grey Mock Neck Sweatshirt

£170

C2H4 - Grey Down Stitch Jacket

C2H4

Grey Down Stitch Jacket

£685

C2H4 - Pink Agitator Distressed Hoodie

C2H4

Pink Agitator Distressed Hoodie

£255

C2H4 - Black Buckle Lounge Pants

C2H4

Black Buckle Lounge Pants

£190

C2H4 - Black Illusion Of Euphoria T-Shirt

C2H4

Black Illusion Of Euphoria T-Shirt

£100

C2H4 - Black Trailblazer Pleated Turn-Up Trousers

C2H4

Black Trailblazer Pleated Turn-Up Trousers

£235

C2H4 - White Distorted Horizon Coordinate T-Shirt

C2H4

White Distorted Horizon Coordinate T-Shirt

£100

C2H4 - White Company Logo Socks

C2H4

White Company Logo Socks

£25

C2H4 - Silver STAI Buckle Track Pants

C2H4

Silver STAI Buckle Track Pants

£190

C2H4 - Black Brain Capacity Figuration Graph Hoodie

C2H4

Black Brain Capacity Figuration Graph Hoodie

£235

C2H4 - Grey 3M Bandwidth Cords Hoodie

C2H4

Grey 3M Bandwidth Cords Hoodie

£220

C2H4 - Black Company Logo Hoodie

C2H4

Black Company Logo Hoodie

£220

C2H4 - Grey Logo Socks

C2H4

Grey Logo Socks

£25

C2H4 - Black Memory Supervisor Hoodie

C2H4

Black Memory Supervisor Hoodie

£210

C2H4 - Grey Agitator Distressed Layered Sweatshirt

C2H4

Grey Agitator Distressed Layered Sweatshirt

£260

C2H4 - Black Interstellar Liaison Zip-Up Jacket

C2H4

Black Interstellar Liaison Zip-Up Jacket

£290

C2H4 - Grey Memory Supervisor Gilet

C2H4

Grey Memory Supervisor Gilet

£430

C2H4 - Grey Asymmetric Agitator Distressed Sweatpants

C2H4

Grey Asymmetric Agitator Distressed Sweatpants

£190

C2H4 - Grey Matrix Of Consciousness T-Shirt

C2H4

Grey Matrix Of Consciousness T-Shirt

£100

C2H4 - Black Interstellar Liaison Technician Track Pants

C2H4

Black Interstellar Liaison Technician Track Pants

£255

C2H4 - Black 3M Bandwidth Vest

C2H4

Black 3M Bandwidth Vest

£375

C2H4 - Grey 3M Panelled Shorts

C2H4

Grey 3M Panelled Shorts

£140

C2H4 - Grey Company Logo Socks

C2H4

Grey Company Logo Socks

£25

C2H4 - Black Trailblazer Tactical Chest Pouch

C2H4

Black Trailblazer Tactical Chest Pouch

£260

C2H4 - Silver Trailblazer Explore Pants Keychain

C2H4

Silver Trailblazer Explore Pants Keychain

£110

C2H4 - Black MTRO Confidential Leg Pouch

C2H4

Black MTRO Confidential Leg Pouch

£155

C2H4 - Black STAI Linellae Label Socks

C2H4

Black STAI Linellae Label Socks

£25

C2H4 - White STAI Linellae Label Socks

C2H4

White STAI Linellae Label Socks

£25

C2H4 - Silver Reflective MTRO Piped 3M Track Jacket

C2H4

Silver Reflective MTRO Piped 3M Track Jacket

£295

C2H4 - Grey Time Secret-Service Short Sleeve Jumpsuit

C2H4

Grey Time Secret-Service Short Sleeve Jumpsuit

£785

C2H4 - Grey & Blue Time Supervisor Expert Socks

C2H4

Grey & Blue Time Supervisor Expert Socks

£25

C2H4 - Grey Time Supervisor Expert Socks

C2H4

Grey Time Supervisor Expert Socks

£25

C2H4 - Grey Half-Zip Jacket

C2H4

Grey Half-Zip Jacket

£220

C2H4 - Black Scrounger Debris Hybrid Beanie

C2H4

Black Scrounger Debris Hybrid Beanie

£95

C2H4 - White Time Secret-Service Short Sleeve Shirt

C2H4

White Time Secret-Service Short Sleeve Shirt

£160

C2H4 - Grey Colorblocked 3M Tactical Vest

C2H4

Grey Colorblocked 3M Tactical Vest

£530

C2H4 - Grey 3M Track Jacket

C2H4

Grey 3M Track Jacket

£330

C2H4 - Grey 3M Logo Print Track Pants

C2H4

Grey 3M Logo Print Track Pants

£215

C2H4 - Grey 'FM-2030' Inside Out Baseball Cap

C2H4

Grey 'FM-2030' Inside Out Baseball Cap

£75

C2H4 - Grey & Black Tactical Jacket

C2H4

Grey & Black Tactical Jacket

£490

C2H4 - Grey 3M Logo Print Track Pants

C2H4

Grey 3M Logo Print Track Pants

£215

C2H4 - Grey Utility Shorts

C2H4

Grey Utility Shorts

£255

C2H4 - Grey Utility Shorts

C2H4

Grey Utility Shorts

£255

C2H4 - Black Crossbody Bag

C2H4

Black Crossbody Bag

£150

C2H4 - Grey & Black Logo Pouch Bag

C2H4

Grey & Black Logo Pouch Bag

£130

C2H4 - Black SD Card Utility Waist Bag

C2H4

Black SD Card Utility Waist Bag

£235

C2H4 - Grey Instruction Bucket Hat

C2H4

Grey Instruction Bucket Hat

£95

C2H4 - Grey Disposed Flashdrive Short Sleeve Shirt

C2H4

Grey Disposed Flashdrive Short Sleeve Shirt

£220

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

£95

C2H4 - Black 3M Bandwidth Track Pants

C2H4

Black 3M Bandwidth Track Pants

£220