Let’s get proper to it: the brand new collaboration from Stüssy and Dries Van Noten appears as if it incorporates a few of the funniest and coolest garments I’ve seen in a very long time. In a manner, these two seem to be odd bedfellows, a gritty skate model born out of the crucible of Southern California and a mild Belgian designer. However that’s what makes the partnership really feel genuinely novel. I imply, how else may we now have gotten one thing as ingenious as the gathering’s defining piece: a parka jacket with a spray-painted bong repurposed right into a vase for flowers on the again?
The complete, taut Stüssy x Dries Van Noten assortment is filled with humorous mash-ups like that. There are tie-dye sweatpants, sweatshirts, and T-shirts, shorts, a varsity jacket, denims, and a smoking jacket and pants glistening with rhinestone pinstripes. Spot the ways in which the stoner-y Stüssy and green-thumbed Van Noten, recognized for his floral prints, come collectively: a plump rose…set aflame; the disco-ready tailoring; a bouquet that blooms into Stüssy’s signature eight ball; and naturally the aforementioned bong-cum-vase. Taken collectively, the entire assortment reads as if the nice people at Stüssy provided Van Noten a couple of hits whereas he advised them about floriculture. The gathering goes on sale at Dover Avenue Market and Dries Van Noten retailers in addition to the designer and Stüssy’s web site on Friday, November 18th at 10 a.m. PT within the US.
And simply if you thought issues couldn’t get any higher: Crimson Scorching Chili Peppers bassist Flea stars within the marketing campaign for the gathering. You’ve bought to confess that he has the correct angle for it: the smoking jacket and pants are worn with nothing however a gold chain beneath and a bass in hand. Truly, shirts are in brief provide all around the marketing campaign. Flea bounds round in simply sweatpants, and crosses over the digital camera man with a maniacal grin and an outsized varsity jacket.