With his roots in surf and graf culture, Barry McGee’s art often comments on the proliferation of corporate logos and advertising in the urban landscape. This collection offers a playful nod to this concept. 70s stripes sit alongside 90s layering and contemporary street styling for a fresh yet strikingly wearable take on current retro themes. Ginger bases are balanced with Navy & Red highlights echoing the vibrant plays of colour in Barry’s work.
Kelsey Brookes melds a deep knowledge of cognitive science and art to create bright, intensely detailed paintings that abstract drug compounds, molecules and hallucinogenic states. Taking inspiration from Brookes work, new age grunge, street and a touch of 90s rave collide to balance organic & synthetic, future & retro, hard & soft. A traditional military palette is given edge with stark black and white graphics, whilst Chicago Blues & Icy Stonewashed Denims bring an unexpected freshness. Naive hand sketched sign offs from Kelsey Brookes punctuate the collection.
Contemporary urban pieces sit seamlessly alongside casual comfort dressing. Lush tactile fabrics and technical details are styled back with well worn vintage pieces, quirky graphics and expert layering. A predominantly black, Navy and White palette is lifted with punchy Royal Blues, Emerald Greens & Athletic Snow Marle.